20 Jun > 29 Jul
WITH HISTORY IN A ROOM FILLED WITH PEOPLE WITH FUNNY NAMES. 4
An Exhibition By Korakrit Arunanondchai
Korakrit Arunanondchai is a Thai artist living in New York City. At the invitation of Charlotte Cosson and Emmanuelle Luciani on behalf of MP2018, he has been invited to create a unique installation for the J1 hangar. For this carte blanche, the artist explores his preferred themes: spirituality in the globalised world and the friction between animism and modern technology. With Chaman 3.0, Korakrit Arunanondchai has imagined an immersive, large-scale installation that mixes sculpture, sound, and video. In an immobilised landscape made of shells and earth, films from his cycle Painting with History in a Room Filled With People with Funny Names are projected in large format to create a type of cinema in broad daylight. Certain forms emerge from the videos, triggering echoes and synchronicities.
The J1 structure, like an Atlantis lying above the Mediterranean, adds another geo-temporal layer to an ecosystem that is traditionally interpreted as being of this millennium. The act of moving through the installation will provide the sensation of wandering through what may be the remains of our society in the near or not-so-near future. Underpinned by the need for coexistence between all forms of life and by the question of what will be left behind for future civilisations, Korakrit Arunanondchai’s installation is an experiment in the possible consequences of a present that is oriented towards memory, love, and the bonds that unite us.
Korakrit Arunanondchai was born in 1986. He left Bangkok to study at the Rhode Island School of Design (2009) and then at Columbia University (2012). After numerous group shows (Sculpture Center, New York; ICA, London), Korakrit Arunanondchai began creating solo shows, notably at MoMA PS1 (New York, 2014), The Mistake Room (Los Angeles, 2014), and at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2015).
Curators: Emmanuelle Luciani and Charlotte Cosson
Official Partners: Total Foundation, MJ1 // Project Partners: Marfret, Sodexo
The J1 is open from Wednesdays to Sundays from 3pm to 8pm
Open late on Wednesdays until 10pm
Free the first Sunday of every month.
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General Admission: 3€
No reduced admission. Price covers entrance to two exhibitions.
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For the comfort of visitors, groups for guided tours are limited to a maximum of 25 people, including those accompanying the group.
Guided tour with a cultural mediator:
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From 8 to 25 people: 250€ (1h)
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