Quelque chose de plus qu’une succession de notes


Drawing, installation, lithography / engraving, performance...

Quelque chose de plus qu’une succession de notes

Past: May 22 → July 20, 2013

Ten years ago, UNESCO instituted a Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, offering unprecedented recognition to practices in the order of orality, ritual, and know-how. Yet how can we envisage the preservation of immaterial aspects of culture, in such a way that does not freeze them into an inventory and reduce them to a transcription or reactivation inevitably partial and subjective? The exhibition Something More Than a Succession of Notes* interrogates the paradoxes that arise with the patrimonialization of practices that are by definition variable and evolving. Facing the impossibility of objectively representing and interpreting that which has a life of its own, this project intends to reveal the flaws of any recording process. At the intersection of anthropology, history, art and museology, the exhibition brings together contributions from researchers, activists and artists whose works transform the limits of transcription into a subject of inquiry and creation.

  • Ignazio Macchiarella, « Sauvegarder l’oralité? Le cas du canto a tenore », in Chiara Bortolotto (dir.), Le patrimoine culturel immatériel, Enjeux d’une nouvelle catégorie, 2011
  • Opening Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6 PM → 9 PM

    8pm: Performance by Andrew Norman Wilson, “Movement Materials and What We Can Do”

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9, esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet
Rdc de la Halle aux Farines
Face aux Grands Moulins de Paris sur le campus de l’Université Paris 7 – Denis Diderot

75013 Paris

T. 01 45 84 17 56


Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artists

  • William Anastasi
  • Violaine Lochu
  • Willem Boshoff
  • Ian Carr Harris
  • Alice De Mont
  • Ruy Guerra
  • Johnny Kit Elswa
  • Douglas & Tam Krenak
  • Ignazio Macchiarella
  • Pénélope Patrix
And 4 others…