La Permanence


Architecture, film, installation, new media...

La Permanence

Past: September 19 → 30, 2017

As part of Koki Tanaka’s 2017 Pernod Ricard Fellowship
From September 19 to 30

Transplanting basil seedlings, waxing the wooden stairs, dis­cussing an exhi­bi­tion while cooking, plan­ning a pro­gram of events, taking care of an art­work, paying an invoice, cleaning the bar… All these are essen­tial activ­i­ties in an insti­tu­tion yet they remain invis­ible, con­cealed, even devalued. With La Permanence, Koki Tanaka (2017 Pernod Ricard Fellow) chooses to put the daily life and work of the team and its inter­locu­tors (tech­ni­cians, artists, var­ious pro­fes­sionals, friends) back at the center of the public life of Villa Vassilieff.

For sev­eral years, Koki Tanaka has been assem­bling tem­po­rary col­lec­tives revolving around activ­i­ties that try to make vis­ible sit­u­a­tions usu­ally ignored in our daily lives. During his res­i­dency in the frame of the Pernod Ricard Fellowship, Villa Vassilieff becomes a “per­ma­nence” opening up to artists, cura­tors, researchers, philoso­phers, edu­ca­tors, activists and stu­dents to dis­cuss a wide range of sub­jects — all of them having in common to ques­tion the pos­sible ways of act on the world we live in, whether through edu­ca­tion, hos­pi­tality or ecology.

Every Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm, the audi­ence is invited to share the spaces of Villa Vassilieff with a con­tin­gent of potted plants, open or closed books, kitchen smells, videos by Koki Tanaka, with the team of La Permanence and its var­ious guests fol­lowing a series of meet­ings and work­shops, announced or impro­vised.

The pro­gram will be updated daily here:

  • Opening Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9 PM → 6 PM
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21, avenue du Maine

75015 Paris

T. 01 43 25 88 32

Montparnasse – Bienvenüe

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artist

  • Koki Tanaka