Highlights of issue 16 include
- Main feature: “The Disappearance of Chance,” a 60-page dossier edited by art critic and theorist Jill Gasparina.
- French artist Fabrice Hyber in conversation with Jacqueline Frydman, Pierre Giquel, Théo Mercier, and Pascal Rousseau.
- Gaël Charbau on the work of the young artist Neïl Beloufa.
- Croatian artist Damir Očko talks to Daniele Balit about his relationship to music and language.
- Boris Groys on Alexandre Kojève, philosopher and photographer.
“The forms adopted by these control strategies, and the means of resistance that are opposed to them still have to be specified, whether we choose to embrace drifting in order to accept the risk inherent in artistic creation […]. But it is certain that redefining art as a sensitive and poetic practice may well not be enough to combat the programmed disappearance of chance.” —Jill Gasparina
PALAIS has invited the art critic and theorist Jill Gasparina to design an editorial project, “The Disappearance of Chance,“ that enters into dialogue with the exhibition Imagination Adrift. Inscribing the modern poetics of randomness into a wider history of technologies and rationalization techniques, she outlines a complex history of the taming of chance in which relationships of authority, control procedures and liberating tactics are intermingled.
“Why not live in a perpetual state of construction? It would be wrong to think that things are finished.”
Also in issue 16
- Special projects and visual contributions: Ryan Gander, Christian Marclay, Helen Marten, and Damir Očko.
- A visit in pictures to the studio of Markus Schinwald by Alexis Vaillant.
- Focus on eight artists from the emerging contemporary art scene: Iván Argote, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Jonathan Binet, Maxime Chanson, Mimosa Échard, Thierry Liegeois, Éponine Momenceau, and Henrik Potter.
- “The Pavillon: a Collection of Scores”: an 8-page supplement designed by artists from the Pavillon Neuflize OBC, the art research lab at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. This fanzine is published as a result of a stormy ten-day experimental journey staged in June 2012 by the Pavillon in the unlikely setting of Norway’s ornate Nordic landscape.
Published by the Palais de Tokyo, the magazine PALAIS is bilingual English/French. It is available internationally. Distributors and a partial list of stockists can be found here.
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