Upcoming Mark Geffriaud — Deux mille quinze Upcoming In about 2 months: September 22 → December 11 The film installation at the heart of the exhibition conceived by Mark Geffriaud for le plateau explores our relationship to time. The film consists of footage of two different locations, the Atacama Desert, Chile, and the shores of Lake Titicaca, between Peru and Bolivia.
Archives Johannes Kahrs — Then, maybe, the explosion of a star Past: May 12 → July 24 The frac île-de-france presents the first major solo exhibition in Paris by Johannes Kahrs, shown at le Plateau. Although his work spans a wide range of techniques, including drawing, video and sound installations, he is probably best know for his paintings.
Plateau-Apéro — Nocturne jusqu’à 21h Past: Wednesday, July 6 7 PM → 9 PM Comme chaque premier mercredi du mois, le plateau vous ouvre ses portes jusqu’à 21h et vous offre l’apéro. Visit
Conversations de plateau Past: Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 PM The guests will interact and deliver their thoughts on the exhibition. With: Pierre-Nicolas Bounakoff (art historian), Camille Vivier (photographer) and Philippe Artières (historian). Meeting
Plateau-Apéro — Nocturne jusqu’à 21h Past: Wednesday, June 1 7 PM → 9 PM Comme chaque premier mercredi du mois, le plateau vous ouvre ses portes jusqu’à 21h et vous offre l’apéro. Visit
Archives L’Homme aux cent yeux (la grande revue) Past: Friday, April 15 This new revue — in a nod to its glorious ancestors of the 30s and to the spirit of the Music Hall — proposes an annual programme of live interventions, open to all kinds of artistic creation (acoustic, filmic, choreographic, etc.), by artists invited to occupy the exhibition spaces.
Archives De toi à la surface Past: January 21 → April 10 The observation that brought the artists of this exhibition together is : the spiritual complement that we give objects belongs to us alone. Thus we are used to objects fulfilling functions other than what their original design intended.
Plateau-Apéro — Nocturne jusqu’à 21h Past: Wednesday, April 6 7 PM → 9 PM Late opening until 9pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Visit
Plateau-Apéro — Nocturne jusqu’à 21h Past: Wednesday, March 2 7 PM → 9 PM Late opening until 9pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Visit
Archives Vitrine : La téléphoniste Céline Ahond a un message pour vous Past: January 27 → February 28 For this new window display, Céline Ahond has devised an audioguide around a selection of works from the collection of the frac île-de-france. To listen to the messages she has left for you, please dial the indicated number.
Conversations de plateau Past: Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 PM Special guests unveil their vision of the exhibition. With : Jean-Philippe Antoine, Géraldine Gourbe and Benjamin Seror. Meeting
Plateau-Apéro — Nocturne jusqu’à 21h Past: Wednesday, February 3 7 PM → 9 PM Late opening until 9pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Visit
Archives Haris Epaminonda — Vol. XVI Past: September 24 → December 6, 2015 Frac Île-de-France is presenting the first solo exhibition in France by Haris Epaminonda at le plateau. Her work comprises mainly films, sculptures and installations that incorporate images and objects borrowed from various origins and epochs, to stage multiple encounters, while cultivating an explicit relationship with the past.
Plateau-Apéro Past: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 7 PM → 9 PM Late openings until 9PM on the first Wednesday of every month. Visit
Conversations de plateau Past: Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM Special guests unveil their vision of the exhibition. Meeting
Visite avec le commissaire de l’exposition Xavier Franceschi Past: Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM Visit
Plateau-Apéro Past: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 7 PM → 9 PM Late openings until 9PM on the first Wednesday of every month. Visit
Plateau-Apéro Past: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 7 PM → 9 PM Late openings until 9PM on the first Wednesday of every month. Visit
Archives A personal sonic geology — Une exposition de Philippe Decrauzat et Mathieu Copeland Past: May 13 → July 26, 2015 “A Personal Sonic Geology” gathers together the films co-directed by Mathieu Copeland and Philippe Decrauzat since 2012. Stemming from a desire to film sound, capture places, and dive into the subject matter of the process of construction and destruction, these films are screened using a method of projection which incorporates the monochrome screen paintings on exhibition.
A personal sonic geology — Conversations de plateau Past: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM Des invités interviennent sur les questions du son, du cinéma et du manifeste, autant de maillons constituant l’exposition. Avec Nicolas Couturier (graphiste, collectif g.u.i.), Maxime Guitton (programmat… Meeting
Archives Hospitalités n°5 Past: May 30 → July 5, 2015 For every two years since 2007, Hospitalités has invited the public from the Paris region, whether amateur or connoisseur, to experience original journeys in all those venues taking part; in 2015, visitors will have the luck of exploring the region, each Saturday and each Sunday, from the 30th of May to the 5th of July.
A personal sonic geology — Visite commissaires avec Philippe Decrauzat et Mathieu Copeland Past: Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 5:30 PM A Personal Sonic Geology gathers together the films realised by Mathieu Copeland and Philippe Decrauzat since 2012. Stemming from a desire to film sound, record places, and dive into the process of a mate… Visit
Archives Hospitalités — Week-end du 30 & 31 mai Past: May 30 → 31, 2015 This first Saturday is devoted to space: first resting space, then space where sound becomes a visual object and then finally space for wandering and experimentation. On Sunday there will be a trip beginning with a ’breakfast-tray’ at Frac, before pushing north to Gennevilliers, then to the east to Chelles and then to Lilas.
Archives Loyality to the Material — Concerts / lectures / performances Past: Friday, April 17, 2015 7:30 PM → 10 PM Around a manifesto written by the Swiss artist Guy Meldem, three performances—three celebrations of the voice—punctuate this event. The incorporation of words in the bare spaces of le Plateau are a response to a picture by Peter Halley.
Archives (un mural, des tableaux) Past: January 22 → April 12, 2015 As explicitly indicated by its title, the exhibition [un mural, des tableaux] is dedicated exclusively to painting. The exhibition indiscriminately presents paintings from across the very diverse fields of pictorial creation, from the most radical abstraction to the most unfettered figuration.
(un mural, des tableaux) Past: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 5:30 PM A tour with the curator Xavier Franceschi. Visit
(un mural, des tableaux) Past: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM Conversations on stage concerning Kaye Donachie’s exhibition. Free on reservation: email@example.com. Meeting
Archives Point of no Point Past: December 11 → 12, 2014 Using the stage structure as a template, musician and artist Susan Stenger will produce a ‘score’ inspired by the gallery’s space and temporarily in order to create a personal sonic anthology. Using four separate playback systems, she’ll remix her past, present and future by building up sound strata from a wide range of key influences.
Archives Aurélien Froment — Montage des attractions Past: October 2 → December 7, 2014 This programme makes up “Montage des attractions”, Aurélien Froment’s first solo show in a Parisian cultural institution. Curator of the exhibition : Xavier Franceschi.
Archives Waywords of Seeing Past: June 12 → July 27, 2014 “Waywords of Seeing” offers a multiplication of vision through different experiences repositions the body in relation to its image on scientific, psychological and narrative levels.
Visite guidée par les commissaires Past: Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 6 PM Guided tour of “Waywords of Seeing” with curators Mathieu Copeland and Philippe Decrauzat. Visit
Archives Interprète. Past: March 28 → May 11, 2014 As the first part of a triptych of exhibitions based on the FRAC Île-de-France collection, “Interprète.” brings together a selection of recently acquired works, all having in common the idea of performance. “Interprète.” is in this sense the broad instrument which must be played in order to get the full measure of it.
Archives Alejandro Cesarco — Secondary Revision (Élaboration secondaire) Past: December 12, 2013 → February 23, 2014 The work of Alejandro Cesarco, a young Uruguayan artist living in New York, seems to be motivated throughout by the desire to transcribe a certain experience — feelings experienced during our existence, in particular our relation to the Other — and by a continual exploration of the means by which art might account for this experience.
Archives Uncoupdedés.net — Le Plateau / Frac Île-de-France Past: February 14, 2013 → February 14, 2014 Since 2010, the Plateau devises each year a new project of a migrant exhibition, for a closeness audience. For “Abitacollection”, the Plateau has invited Hans-Walter Müller, a pioneer since the 1960s of “architecture in motion”, to come up with one of his famous inflatable volumes to accommodate an exhibition of works from the collection.
Archives Ryan Gander — Make every show like it’s your last Past: September 19 → November 17, 2013 The Frac Île-de-France — Le Plateau is presenting Make every show like it’s your last, the British artist Ryan Gander’s first solo exhibition in a Paris institution. Making the most of an extremely effusive imagination, the artist does his utmost to offer us works which tend to re-visit the conceptual art arena, not without wit.
Archives Une préface Past: June 5 → July 28, 2013 From made by hand to making images, from “source” images to their usage, from vague ideas to clear images, the artists brought together in this exhibition invite us to understand the unstable dynamic of perception and interpretation that their works sustain, underlining the subjectivity and responsibility of he who exhibits as well as he who observes.
Archives Hospitalités — Espace Khiasma et Le Plateau / FRAC Île-de-France Past: Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM Visite de l’exposition « Mandrake a disparu » qui énonce une situation paradoxale : ce n’est plus le lapin qui disparaît dans un chapeau, mais le magicien lui-même dont on ne retrouve plus la trace, puis présentation du projet de Julien Prévieux, Datumo !, réalisé en collaboration avec le FRAC Île-de- France / L’Antenne.
Archives Paint it Black Past: March 13 → May 12, 2013 En se référant de façon explicite à la musique, Paint it Black se pare d’un ensemble de partitions qui, sur un mode conceptuel ayant historiquement privilégié le noir et blanc dans sa quête d’idéal, viennent scander l’exposition comme autant de possibles refrains.
Archives Les fleurs américaines Past: December 13, 2012 → February 17, 2013 “Once upon a time there was a history known as the history of modern art…” The exhibition American Flowers might begin like a tale whose leading characters would be the various artists, curators, historians, and collectors at the hub of 20th century art, not forgetting works, exhibitions and institutions.
Archives Alfred Barr Jr — Abstract Cabinet and the Modern Narrative Past: Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 6 PM In the late 1920s, Alexander Dorner, director of the Landesmuseum in Hanover, and El Lissitzky, an avant-garde Soviet artist, worked together to construct a special room for exhibiting modern art, known as the “Cabinet of the Abstracts”. Through the history of this “Cabinet”, this lecture will follow the development of ideas about art.
Archives Gertrude Stein — The Making of Americans Past: Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 6 PM “The Making of Americans” tells the story of several collections of European modern art put together by Americans in the first half of the 20th century, starting with the Salon of Gertrude and Leo Stein where works by Cézanne, Matisse et Picasso were exhibited together.
Archives Le Grand Restaurant Past: September 20 → November 18, 2012 To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Le Plateau is holding a solo show of Michel Blazy’s work. The artist uses modest, perishable materials, taken from everyday life, and shows us some of the strange, sumptuous and monstrous things that they contain. Michel Blazy has a predilection for observation, leaving the materials used in the works to evolve over time.
Archives Palu pas pris à ElBulli — The United Patriotic Squadrons of Blessed Diana Past: Thursday, November 15, 2012 7:30 PM → 8:30 PM Les « United Patriotic Squadrons of Blessed Diana » investissent l’élevage de moustiques créé par Michel Blazy au Plateau. « Palu pas pris à ElBulli » raconte la nuit de l’Homme à Marrakech, qui, lors de la grande fièvre de la Vallée du Rift, s’écria : « La cuenta por favor ! ».
Archives Le Plateau : 10 ans ! Past: September 19 → October 3, 2012 Le Plateau, an exhibition space launched in 2002, has since come to the fore of the contemporary art scene in France. Its artistic agenda centres around four annual exhibitions, in the shape of either solo or group exhibitions, enabling new productions as well as the realisation of specific projects.
Archives Le Mont Fuji n’existe pas Past: June 7 → July 29, 2012 Legend has it that wherever you are in Japan, you can see Mount Fuji. While in residency at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, we tried to confirm this hypothesis on several occasions. The works exhibited at the Plateau fluctuate between: a collective dynamics based on gestures freed from any productive necessity, an incursion into everyday life.
Archives Chitti Kasemkitvatana — Conférence Past: Thursday, June 21, 2012 Chitti Kasemkitvatana proposes a casual talk with Yoann Gourmel & Elodie Royer inside the exhibition Mount Fuji Does Not Exist at Le Plateau. Besides, the second intervention will take place at Parc du Buttes-Chaumont on this date after the talk, if the weather permits. “More updated info coming early next week”
Archives Elise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky — Through somnambular laws Past: March 22 → May 13, 2012 “Through Somnambular Laws” is Elise Florenty and Marcel Türkowsky’s first exhibition in Paris. The encounter and exchange of different viewpoints shows their fascination for the poetic power of language, through fables, spells and instructions. Various repetitions (of language and gesture) convey thoughts prey to delirium or akin to a daze.
Archives Le sentiment des choses Past: December 15, 2011 → February 26, 2012 As the first part of a series of exhibitions devised by Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel, guest curators for the 2011-2012 season, the collective exhibition The Feeling of Things takes as its point of departure the work and spirit of Bruno Munari, “a Peter Pan with the calibre of a Leonardo”, to borrow Pierre Restany’s words.
Archives Alien Theory, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva Past: September 22 → November 20, 2011 Since 2001, João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva have been introducing what they themselves describe as the writing of a “poetic philosophical fiction”. Influenced by science fiction, ethnography and paranormal phenomena, their silent short films question the boundaries of perception through small enigmatic scenarios.
Archives Nul si découvert — Érudition concrète 4 Past: June 9 → August 7, 2011 Nul si découvert/Void if Removed is the fourth and last part of the Concrete Erudition programme. In creating a continuity with previous shows which all question the relationship between knowledge and access thereto, this exhibition takes as its point of departure three stories, in order to broach, in art, the idea of experiences.
Archives Philippe Decrauzat — Anisotropy Past: March 17 → May 15, 2011 Philippe Decrauzat is currently revisiting the arena of abstraction and, in particular, Op Art and Kineticism, in order to broaden its range and its different prospects. His approach consists in developing an interest in a repertory of forms and observing their differing developments, before re-appropriating them for himself.
Archives Prospective XXIe siècle Past: December 9, 2010 → February 20, 2011 Prospective XXIe siècle, réunit, à partir des récentes acquisitions du Frac Ile-de-France, un ensemble d’œuvres qui, de façon très diversifiée, abordent la question de la mémoire. Chacune des œuvres présentées indique une dimension d’écho, de répétition, que le spectateur est invité à expérimenter à son tour.
Archives Les vigiles, les menteurs, les rêveurs — Erudition concrète 3 Past: September 16 → November 14, 2010 “Watchmen, Liars, Dreamers” is the third part of the programme “Concrete Erudition” proposed by Guillaume Désanges, a curator invited to devise a cycle of shows at Le Plateau. This cycle challenges the links between art and knowledge, focusing on certain contemporary activities.
Archives Charles Avery Past: May 27 → August 8, 2010 Charles Avery is the author of nothing less than a mythology — The Islanders — to which he has devoted himself fulltime since 2004. By way of texts, drawings, installations and sculptures, he describes for us an island and an imaginary world governed by specific laws, which an explorer gradually reveals to us.
Corps collector — Vanessa Le Mat Past: Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 7:30 PM Corps collector est une performance déambulatoire pour plusieurs interprètes, reliant la figure du chorégraphe à celle du collectionneur : Le corps envisagé comme collectionneur de sens, de mouvements, de… Performance
Archives Prisonniers du soleil Past: March 11 → May 9, 2010 Prisonniers du Soleil s’articule autour d’une production spécifique de l’artiste américain Corey McCorkle. Celui ci a choisi de focaliser son projet sur le Désert de Retz, un jardin de « folies » architecturales construit au XVIIIème siècle par le comte de Montville, conçu tel un microcosme architectural et paysager…
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