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12/18/2020 : TokyoSession, Self-defense

12/18/2020: TokyoSession, Self-defense

with Elsa Dorlin, Éric Fassin and Tarek Lakhrissi from 4 to 7pm


Last event of the season, Palais de Tokyo hosts Elsa Dorlin and Eric Fassin, both philosophers teaching at the University Paris VIII Saint-Denis, for a masterclass. The artist Tarek Lakhrissi will finally take the stage for Performing Unfinished Sentence, a performance combining dance, poetry and improvisation, based on his interpretation of Les Guerrillères, the 1969 mythical novel by Monique Wittig.


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Self-defense, Tarek Lakhrissi, Performing Unfinished Sentence, 2020
Self-defense, Tarek Lakhrissi, Performing Unfinished Sentence, 2020. Vue de la performance au CRAC Alsace, Altkirch
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11/25/2020 : TokyoSession #2, Ghita Skali

11/25/2020: TokyoSession #2, Ghita Skali

Ghita Skali in conversation with Cédric Fauq at 6PM (GMT+1) on Instagram (FR)

Cédric Fauq, co-curator of Anticorps, hosts the next #tokyosession with artist Ghita Skali who presents Ali Baba Express Episode 3 (2020) within the exhibition.

Using borders, one of the exhibition's keyword, as a filter, we will come back to the production of this work, shedding light on its political and humoristic load, as well as its formal aspects. After the conversation, Ghita Skali's latest video work The Hole's Journey (2020), which we will also discuss during the Instagram Live, will be made available on this page from 6.30pm to midnight only.

The recording of the conversation will be made available on this page the following day (FR).

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Ghita Skali, Authority Hole, 2020, mindmap
Ghita Skali, Authority Hole, 2020, mindmap
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11/18/2020 : TokyoSession #1, Insurgence

11/18/2020: TokyoSession #1, Insurgence

A.K. Burns in conversation with Daria de Beauvais at 6PM (GMT+1) on Instagram (EN)

Daria de Beauvais, co-curator of Anticorps, inaugurates the program #tokyosession with artist A.K. Burns who presents two sculptures in the exhibition : Marianne Deludes the World (2020) and Pitch Black Dry Sack (2019).

The current pandemic, the US presidential elections or the figure of David Wojnarowicz will be some topics of this discussion, whose guiding thread is the idea of insurgence, one of the key words of the exhibition

Anticorps: how do bodies that are open to their environment respond to the threats they face? From the defensive to the offensive, the strategies they adopt are explored in works that speak to the latent or manifest violence inflicted upon them. United in their need to confront the pressing dangers of an increasingly hostile external world, these dismembered bodies call for a collective resistance.

Insurgence, Survivor’s Remorse, 2018. Video, HD color, stereo sound, 20’11”.
Courtesy of the artist and Michel Rein (Paris/Brussels).
Insurgence, Survivor’s Remorse, 2018. Video, HD color, stereo sound, 20’11”.
Courtesy of the artist and Michel Rein (Paris/Brussels).

«Survivor’s Remorse» is a video installation that looks at the valuation of various forms of vitality—not only lives but the material residue of lives—in particular through an arts economy built on mythologizing artist.

This work was created to in response to the experience of being invited into the Harvard Art Museums Archives to peruse a series of photographic works by David Wojnarowicz. I was there by invitation to respond—artist to artist—across a generational and situational divide. But what divides David and me most is his premature death. In all likelihood our queer paths should have crossed. This is a fact I reflect on all too frequently; a whole generation is missing from the experiences of my generation. Trauma precipitates well beyond its apex.

It was in this sterile, evenly lit, white-gloved environment, inside this meticulously preserved sarcophagus, that I see the remains of David. His images of a society that values his body of work more than it valued his body. Survivor’s Remorse looks at how both art and bodies are maintained and the socio-political influences that create a chasm between the value of things and people.»A.K. Burns

Insurgence A.K. Burns with Daria de Beauvais, TokyoSession #1
Insurgence A.K. Burns with Daria de Beauvais, TokyoSession #1

For this first TokyoSession, Daria de Beauvais, co-curator of Anticorps at the Palais de Tokyo, invites artist A.K. Burns to discuss one of the keyword of the exhibition: insurgence.