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.

An unconventional approach of art

Le Palais de Tokyo is a well-known art center dedicated to contemporary creation. Far away from immaculate walls of museums, this site of discoveries has accustomed its visitors to be astonished by the themes proposed and the pieces presented.
This time, Le Palais de Tokyo goes further in the interrogation of art in its meaning. Giving a free hand to Jeremy Deller, the art center introduces a reflection around its future as an artistic institution. Actually, the exhibition “From One Revolution to Another” is, first of all, a revolution in the way to consider art production places. Does it only deal with the aesthetic and market of art or could it get into places dedicated to reflection on world around us?

Whatever the answer, the exhibition is a one shot attempt in this direction. Indeed, Jeremy Deller has brought many pictures and objects together, which are precisely not thought as “art”. Moreover, most of the personalities he invited to participate to this exhibition are not artists, strictly speaking. Pieces are not presented for their aesthetic value but for their charge of history. Some of it could be beautiful, funny or sticking but the point is that all of them attest of a part of revolution.

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