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An innovative joint venture for the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC and the Palais de Tokyo

This preview-style presentation of a new generation of artists will occupy the exhibition spaces of the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC and the Palais de Tokyo in their entirety.

With forty artists occupying in all some 5000 square metres, "Dynasty" signals both the commitment of the two institutions to the emergent art scene and a new stage in the ongoing cooperation between the two wings of the building.

Following the guidelines laid down by Fabrice Hergott, 
Marc-Olivier Wahler and their specialist teams, each artist is invited to show two interrelated works, one at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, and the other at the Palais de Tokyo. The intention is to underscore the complementarity between the two institutions, while providing the artists with a unique opportunity to extend their range and outreach.

Stereo, symmetry, dialectic: embracing a host of media and stylistic approaches, the project aims at highlighting these artists' energy, while also pointing up their questionings, ambiguities and paradoxes.

"Dynasty" is thus a logical extension of the forward-looking agenda pursued since 1977 by ARC at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, notably with the Workshops series – a launchpad for numerous artists – and by Modules at the Palais de Tokyo, which has been showing two young artists per month since 2006.

The project aims to sound out the emerging art sensibility in France, identify its convergences and divergences, and foster its international impact. "Dynasty" will also testify to the upsurge in Paris and France generally of art schools, art centres, the Regional Contemporary Art Collections and alternative venues.


Produced by the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the exhibition catalogue comprises five essays providing an overview of the current art scene, together with a detailed presentation of each participating artist. 160 pages, 100 illustrations, 21 x 29.6 cm, softbound. Paris Musées Editions

PALAIS /, no. 12, summer 2010. A special issue of the Palais de Tokyo magazine, with 40 contributions specially created by the DYNASTY artists. Bilingual French/English, 288 pages, colour, 21 x 28 cm, 10 euros Jointly published with the Centre National des Arts Plastiques_

Fourty artists:

Gabriel Abrantes et Benjamin Crotty Farah Atassi Laetitia Badaut Haussmann Gaëlle Boucand Mohamed Bourouissa Guillaume Bresson Pierre-Laurent Cassière Yuhsin U. Chang Stéphanie Cherpin Pauline Curnier Jardin Mélanie Delattre-Vogt Alain Della Negra et Kaori Kinoshita Daniel Dewar et Grégory Gicquel Bertrand Dezoteux Rebecca Digne Antoine Dorotte Julien Dubuisson Vincent Ganivet Fabien Giraud et Raphaël Siboni Camille Henrot Louise Hervé et Chloé Maillet Armand Jalut Laurent Le Deunff Benoît Maire Vincent Mauger Robin Meier et Ali Momeni Théo Mercier Nicolas Milhé Benoît-Marie Moriceau Jorge Pedro Núňez Masahide Otani Florian Pugnaire et David Raffini Jean-Xavier Renaud Raphaëlle Ricol Bettina Samson Alexandre Singh Oscar Tuazon Cyril Verde en collaboration avec Mathis Collins Duncan Wylie Chen Yang