Moving Stones


Installation, performance, photography, video

Moving Stones

Past: September 29 → December 16, 2018

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Reflecting on the relationship between History and memory, the group exhibition Moving Stones focuses on the body as a site of engagement to address our collective past embodied in public monuments. Despite their differences, public monuments and human bodies also share intrinsic similarities. Additionally, contemporary architects often describe the surface of a building as its “skin” since, like the largest organ of the human body, the skin of a monument protects it from exterior aggressions, which nevertheless may leave permanent scars and other marks, altering its appearance.

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Martha Araújo, Hábito/Habitante, 1982 Performance, cloth and velcro Courtesy l’artiste / the artiste. KADIST Collection. Photo: Aurélien Mole.

Reassessing the signifying power of monuments and their relation to the human body thus seems pertinent at this juncture in time when numerous monuments worldwide are the subjects of deliberation or condemnation for their religious, racial, and historical prejudices such as the effigies linked to colonial or pro-slavery eras in France, Portugal, South Africa, Ukraine, and in the United States.

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Milena Bonilla, Stone Deaf, 2018 2000 offset posters Courtesy l’artiste / the artist. Photo: Aurélien Mole

Yet, rather than directly addressing specific historical events, the artworks by Martha Araújo, Milena Bonilla, Angelica Mesiti, Shitamichi Motoyuki, and Emilija Škarnulytė explore our everyday relationships to these seemingly immutable vestiges of the past, and, by extension, to History. By recognizing the importance of tactile and physical experiences of history, the works and the exhibition together expand cultural knowledge beyond visual manifestations.

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19 bis, 21, rue des Trois Frères

75018 Paris

T. 01 42 51 83 49


Opening hours

Thursday – Sunday, 3 PM – 8 PM
Other times by appointment

Admission fee

Free entrance

Venue schedule

The artists