• LUMA Arles

    LUMA Arles, Arles From June 26, 2021 www.luma.org
    LUMA Arles

    Photo © Adrian Deweerdt


    With Liam GillickDominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre HuyghePhilippe ParrenoAnri Sala, and Tino Sehgal.


    LUMA Arles, a 27-acre creative campus at the Parc des Ateliers in the city of Arles, opened to the public on June 26. Work by over 45 artists and designers is featured in the opening programme, with special new commissions for LUMA by major international artists.

    At the heart of the site is Frank Gehry’s 15,000-square-metre tower, a twisting geometric structure finished with 11,000 stainless steel panels. The Tower houses exhibition galleries, project spaces and the LUMA’s research and archive facilities, alongside workshop and seminar rooms.

    The Tower houses Philippe Parreno’s permanent commission Danny and Liam Gillick’s design for communal areas, entitled Laguna Gloria. In addition, on view in the Tower are a commissioned work by Tino SehgalThis Element, and works from the collection, among them, Anri Sala’s 2018 film If and Only If, and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s Virtual Reality Environment, Endodrome, presented at the 2019 Venice Biennale. The Library is on Fire, a new commissioned work by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Charles Arsène-Henry, will be inaugurated in September 2021. In the industrial Grande Halle in the Parc des Ateliers, Pierre Huyghe’s exhibition After UUmwelt will be on view through October 2021.

    The campus is also home to seven former railway factories, four of which have been renovated by Selldorf Architects as exhibition and performance spaces. The surrounding gardens and public park are designed by landscape architect Bas Smets.


    Schloss Lieberose, Brandenburg June 19 – October 3, 2021

    Etienne Chambaud, Nameless, 2019, coyote, squirrel and rabbit urine, various chemicals, copper powder, acrylic and acrylic varnish on LW. Photo © Jan Brockhaus / Friends of Rohkunstbau e.V.

    Photo © Jan Brockhaus / Friends of Rohkunstbau e.V.


    This year's edition of ROHKUNSTBAU 26 presents the works of 22 artists including Etienne ChambaudDavid ClaerboutPhilippe Parreno and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané.

    The exhibition title I am Nature – Of Vulnerability. Survival in the risk society defines a common thread running through the exhibited works. How are deep, existential insecurities after and during the Corona pandemic connected with the human understanding of nature, which is shaped by ideas of omnipotence? What are the consequences of this attitude?

  • Artist Talk with Philippe Parreno & Rirkrit Tiravanija

    Anniversary Sessions: Frieze 30 February 18, 2021, 8 pm (CET)
    Artist Talk with Philippe Parreno & Rirkrit Tiravanija

    Rirkrit Tiravanija & Philippe Parreno, Stories are Propaganda, 2005


    Philippe Parreno in conversation with Rirkrit Tiravanija
    Anniversary Sessions: Frieze 30
    February 18, 2021, 8 pm (CET)
    This event is accessible to Frieze members only

    Register here

  • Spotlight: Philippe Parreno

    Spotlight: Philippe Parreno
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

    Spotlight is a weekly presentation focusing on an artwork or a group of works. This week in the spotlight is Philippe Parreno’s lightboxes Invisibleboy.
    Invisibleboy, 2020 consists of seven light boxes, all featuring a still taken from Philippe Parreno's film Invisibleboy", 2010–2015, that has been enlarged and printed on a Duratrans transparency, mounted in a light box.⁠
    Invisibleboy portrays the world of a Chinese child immigrant in New York's Chinatown. The narrow streets and cramped spaces in which the local community lives are populated by monstrous imaginary figures. In Invisibleboy, reality and fiction overlap: monsters creep into the images of the urban fabric and city life, taking on alien forms. Scratched directly into the film stock, these monsters spring to life out of its frames. Parreno tries to give an image to people generally described as "invisible," who fall outside of any legal framework.⁠
    For this new series of light boxes, the artist has delicately scratched the transparencies to add texture and presence to the existing monstrous figures of the film. Each image features a different creature, named by the artist: in this case, The Hanger.⁠
    The work is unique in a series of five variations. Every variation is customized by the artist with unique hand-scratches.⁠
  • Alaina Boukedes on Philippe Parreno’s "Echo"

    Alaina Boukedes on Philippe Parreno’s

    In the latest online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of MoMA staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, Alaina Boukedes, a guest specialist in the Department of Visitor Engagement, talks about the “unpredictability” of her favorite piece in the Museum, Philippe Parrenos installation Echo: “She’s always talking, she’s always interacting...she’s never the same.”


    Click here to watch!

  • "The Challenge: We are in this together" – Esther Schipper for The New Institute

    Photo © Kristian Schuller


    For its December newsletter, titled "The Challenge: We are in this together", The New Institute asked Esther Schipper – among other thinkers and practitioners – to share her insights and analysis on the current global pandemic. For the occasion, Esther Schipper selected artworks by the gallery artists showing that the questions of viruses and pandemics have been among us for a long time.


    Click here to read!

  • Letter from Berlin – October 9, 2020

    Letter from Berlin – October 9, 2020

    Exhibition view: Philippe Parreno, Manifestations, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2020
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti


    This Letter from Berlin introduces new documentation for Philippe Parreno’s Manifestations and Ugo Rondinone’s nuns + monks. Both exhibitions remain on view through October 17. 

    This weekend the Lenbachhaus presents Ari Benjamin Meyers' K Club at Blitz Club in Munich. Also in Munich, Gabriel Kuri's exhibition as part of Various Others remains on view at Walter Storms Galerie through October 31. Please find detailed information below. 


    Read the entire Letter from Berlin here


    Hier finden Sie die deutsche Version unseres Briefes aus Berlin

  • A Reading by Philippe Parreno at ESPACE DIAPHANES, Berlin

    A Reading by Philippe Parreno at ESPACE DIAPHANES, Berlin

    Video © Zoran Terzić


    Philippe Parreno reading an excerpt of Eden, Eden, Eden by Pierre Guyotat. Recorded at ESPACE DIAPHANES on September 9, 2020.

    Marking the 50th anniversary of Pierre Guyotat’s Eden, Eden, Eden (1970), this video is part of a series of 50 readings organized by the Association Pierre Guyotat in collaboration with contemporary art institutions and galleries around the world.

    Since its release on 9 September 1970, this provocative novel has attracted a mixture of scandal and fascination. The work of a young author, it was prefaced with texts by influential French philosophers Michel Leiris, Roland Barthes, and Philippe Sollers, and endorsed by Michel Foucault. Its immediate censorship attracted further international support from leading cultural figures including Pier Paolo Pasolini and Joseph Beuys.

    Fifty years later, the work of Pierre Guyotat remains impactful and Eden, Eden, Eden has proven to be prescient of a world on the verge of transformation – through violence, sexuality, decolonization, and cosmology. The texts herald the endpoint of colonial history as well as the starting point of a new history.

    Click the image to watch the full reading!


  • Film Screening with Dominique Gonzales-Foerster and Philippe Parreno

    Bar Laika, 224 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, New York Thursday, November 7, 9 pm www.e-flux.com
    Film Screening with Dominique Gonzales-Foerster and Philippe Parreno

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Plages, 2001, 35 mm film (color, stereo sound, Portuguese with French subtitles, 4:3 format), duration: 15:00 min
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019
    Film still © Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster



    e-flux video rental at Bar Laika by e-flux presents: Dominique Gonzales-Foerster and Philippe Parreno
    Thursday, November 7, 2019, 9pm


    Film Screenings:

    Philippe Parreno, The Boy From Mars, 2003
    Dominique González-Foerster, Plages, 2001


    For more information click HERE

  • In the Spotlight of the Night – Life in the Gloom with Martin Boyce, Rodney Graham & Philippe Parreno

    Marta Herford Museum for Art, Architecture, Design, Herford October 26, 2019 – February 9, 2020 www.marta-herford.de
    In the Spotlight of the Night – Life in the Gloom with Martin Boyce, Rodney Graham & Philippe Parreno

    Martin Boyce, An Interior, With a Window; Afterwards a Lake, 2014, blackened steel, painted steel, powder coated steel, chain, rusted chain, light components. Mobile: 221.5 x 108 x 33 cm, daybed: 109 x 107 x 24.3
    Photo © Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich


    The invention of the light bulb is an achievement of the 19th century which, particularly in the pulsating metropolises of the world, put an end to the natural alternation of day and night. Glaringly illuminated filling stations, shopping centers, shift work and night clubs are just some aspects of this development.


    The night without boundaries is the focus of this major exhibition, presenting works from early modernism to the present in pursuit of the question of how the natural order of bright and dark, of activity and sleep has been turned on its head, how perception and everyday routine change fundamentally and intermediate worlds are created. In pictures, sculptures and installations, visitors can experience how the twilight can inspire the imagination and how the masquerade of nocturnal actors is brightly exposed in the glare of artificial light.


    For more information click HERE.

  • Esther Schipper congratulates Philippe Parreno

    MoMA, New York October 21, 2019 www.moma.org
    Esther Schipper congratulates Philippe Parreno

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti


    Esther Schipper congratulates Philippe Parreno for his MoMA commission.


    Re-opening to the public on October 21st, after undergoing substantial renovation and a major expansion, The Museum of Modern Art in New York will present six site-specific commissions including Echo (Danny the Street), a large-scale installation by Parreno for the museum’s main lobby.


    Read more about the re-opening HERE.

  • Philippe Parreno at Reborn Art Festival

    Oshika peninsula, Ajishima, Central Ishinomaki, and Matsushima Bay, Japan August 3 – September 29, 2019
    Philippe Parreno at Reborn Art Festival

    Philippe Parreno, Mont Analogue, 2001, video projector without lens, computer program, color, silent, dimensions variable.

    Exhibition view: Alien Seasons, ARC/Musée de la Ville de Paris, 2002
    Photo © Philippe Parreno


    We are pleased to announce Philippe Parreno’s participation in the Reborn Art Festival, curated by Etsuko Watari and Koichi Watari. For this occasion, Parreno will present a new configuration of Mont Analogue


    More information can be found HERE.

  • Philippe Parreno at Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia

    Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, Venice May 11 – November 24, 2019 www.labiennale.org
    Philippe Parreno at Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia

    Philippe Parreno, Bioreactor. Bioreactor and probes: peristaltic pump, scales, air compressor, air filter, silicon tubing and fitting, electric devices, servo controller, Plexiglas box Bioreactor: 50 × 50 × 62 cm, overall dimensions: 215 × 250 × 150 cm
    Exhibition view: Philippe Parreno, Gropius Bau, Berlin, 2018
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti



    As part of the Collateral Events of the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Elsewhen has been produced in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton “Hors-lesmurs” programme. This programme, inaugurated in 2014, showcases previously unseen holdings of the Collection in the Espaces Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Beijing and Venice, thus realizing the Fondation’s commitment to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public.


    In Elsewhen, Philippe Parreno creates an experience where memory of the past comes together in a disruptive temporality. The familiar markers of perception are annihilated in favour of a stimulating process of inventing new ways of understanding, defying rational categories and the established order.

  • Master Talk Philippe Parreno

    International Film Festival Rotterdam January 26 2019, 13:30 – 14:30pm www.iffr.com
    Master Talk Philippe Parreno

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti


    On Saturday, January 26 2019 at 13:30pm, Philippe Parreno will host a Master Talk at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.


    Read more about the event here.

  • Viva Arte Viva: The 57th Venice Biennale, with Liu Ye, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala

    Venice, Italy May 13 – November 26, 2017 www.labiennale.org


    The 57th International Art Exhibition, VIVA ARTE VIVA, will take place at the Giardini and the Arsenale in Venice, from May 13 to November 26, 2017. Curated by Christine Macel, it will feature 120 artists from 51 countries, including Liu Ye, Philippe Parreno, and Anri Sala.


    The exhibition will offer a route that unfolds over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale through the Giardino delle Vergini. Each of the nine chapters or families of artists of the Exhibition will represent a Pavilion in itself, or rather a Trans-Pavilion as it is trans-national by nature but echoes the Biennale's historical organization into pavilions, the number of which has never ceased to grow since the end of the 1990s. From the "Pavilion of Artists and Books" to the "Pavilion of Time and Infinity", these nine episodes will tell a story that is often discursive and at times paradoxical, with detours that mirror the world's complexities, a multiplicity of approaches and a wide variety of practices.