Welcome on our blog !

Dear teacher and classmates,

As explained during the English class, our project for this semester is about the exhibition "From One Revolution to Another" ("D’une revolution à l’autre"), curated by the artist Jeremy Deller at Le Palais de Tokyo. Your answers to our questionnaire showed that you would be interested in visiting this exhibition with us. This outing will take place on Friday, 12th December, 2009 at 6 pm after the class.

By the way, we can tell you more about the organization of this event. Thinking of you and guided by the original shape of the exhibition, we decided to avoid the classic “guided tour” which could be exhausting. Actually, our aim is to point some details in order that you construct your interpretation by yourself. That is why we have prepared a playful quiz that we will give you on the spot. Furthermore, we are preparing audio files, that you will be able to download in few days. These podcasts will give you more indications by our own voices.

Through this first contact by our blog, we also take the opportunity to introduce you to the way we will use it. This blog will serve as an interface between you and us. Indeed, we will post articles related to the social, historical and cultural background of this unusual exhibition. In your turn, you will have the possibility to enrich the content of the blog by writing comments, notably with your feed-back after the visit of the exhibition. It should be a productive way to share ideas. And we are sure that topics like popular culture and cultural revolution would inspire you!

We would be glad to see you in great number at Le Palais de Tokyo!

Let’s make this blog alive!

Laura, Romain, Emilie, Anna and Aurélien.

The beginning of the rock in France

For curious people...


This archive comes from the Institute of the Civilisation of Europe and Mediterranean. They were constituted by Marc Trouvé, the custodian of the institute. He had chosen the archives of the club Drouot because it is an emblematic place for the rock in France. Many famous artists like Johnny Hallyday began there. This is the direction of Le Palais de Tokyo who helped this meeting in the process of preparing (for) the exhibition.

These archives explore the beginning of a new, revolutionary style of music in France. They also deal with the place this kind of popular culture could take toward the official culture. So we can notice that rehearsals studios of amateurish groups were based in underground cellars.

1 comment:

la soculente said...

Hello,
Although I did enjoy visiting this room, I also thought that it had nothing to do in Deller's exhibition and I was sad to notice that there was nothing dealing with the birth of R'n'roll in the US. I was all the more disappointed since Deller didn't really point at the English musical revolutions of punk and pop rock.

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