Plunge yourself into the multisensory vision of contemporary artist Philippe Parreno, who has been given carte blanche by the Palais de Tokyo in Paris as both curator and guest artist. A cross between fiction and reality, this exhibition is a veritable experience that makes you lose all your preconceptions. It features “quasi-objects” (flashing neon lights, opaque windows) – artistic installations that bring together all our senses through different media: audio, video, painting, drawing, light, projections, and more.
The exhibition cannot be fully understood without music, specifically Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka, which is played on four Disklavier pianos throughout the exhibition. Exploring the notions of presence and absence, Philippe Parreno reinterprets this story and Petrushka comes to life to play pianos, animate neon lights, and even robots. It is this that transports us into this other space in time and gives life to the experience of feeling both here yet elsewhere, or “Anywhere, Anywhere Out of the World.”