Carte blanche à John M. Armleder — All of the Above


Installation, mixed media

Carte blanche à John M. Armleder
All of the Above

Past: October 18 → December 31, 2011

As a way of mapping the artist’s brain, desires, and influences, offering carte blanche to an artist provides the opportunity to approach the creative process and the forging of aesthetic links from a novel angle. All of the Above is the rerun in reverse of “None of the Above”, an idiomatic expression, and the title of an earlier curatorship of an exhibition by John M Armleder at the Swiss institute in New York in 2004. each of the works was distinguished by its extremely small size, or even its immaterial nature. From None of the Above to All of the Above, invisibility gives way to photogenic quality.

As the Palais de Tokyo is involved in building work throughout 2011, artists are being invited to devise an exhibition in the former auditorium, transformed in turn into a building site (karsten Födinger), a theater (Alexandre Singh) and a scientific laboratory (robin Meier & Ali Momeni). each of them had used a platform which was first architectural, then theatrical, then scientific. John M Armleder in his turn has decided to use a platform in the manner of a stage and has invited around 30 artists to present a work. whatever the nature of the works (painting, sculpture, video), placed on this stage they will be subject to a frontal viewpoint and a visual superimposition making the whole effect oscillate between chaotic entanglements, groundbreaking meetings, and mixtures of genres.

All of the Above overturns a logic that Marc-olivier wahler deliberately initiated at the Palais de Tokyo which in the course of his program scheduling has taken us from the super-visible to stealthiness. The arrangement of this project likewise bulldozes the very foundations of exhibiting, namely the moving body and the unmoving eye: which only goes to prove that only John M Armleder was a suitable candidate to bring the cycle 2006-2011 to a close—completing the circle.

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13, av. du Président Wilson

75016 Paris

T. 01 81 97 35 88

Alma – Marceau

Opening hours

Every day except Tuesday, noon – midnight
Closed on tuesday

Admission fee

Full rate €12.00 — Concessions €9.00

Free admission under 18 years-old, job seekers, those in receipt of income support…

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The artist

  • John M. Armleder