Palais #33

The relationships between human beings and their environments are some of our most stimulating contemporary preoccupations, in that they put into question the ideological basis of our ways of doing and of thinking. In this respect, ecological events have given rise to a merging of essential issues, which are political, economic, scientific, moral, societal and, of course, aesthetic.

This season of the Palais de Tokyo’s exhibition programme, “Reclaim the Earth” (from 15 April to 4 September 2022), echoes all these questions and evokes not only the relationships between bodies and the earth, the disappearance of some species of flora and fauna, or the transmission of minoritized narratives and knowledges, but also spirits, biological energies, agriculture, gardening.

While joining up with spirituality, the emotions and affects, the propositions by the artists presented on this occasion and in this issue of the PALAIS magazine intentionally turn often-serious preoccupations into poetry and resonate a positive, lively energy.

In this issue:

  • A main section in dialogue with the exhibition Reclaim the Earth
  • Pages dedicated to the artists featured in the exhibition Reclaim the Earth with an introductory text by Daria de Beauvais, special contributions by Abbas Akhavan (with text by Marina Roy), Huma Bhabha, D Harding, Kate Newby, Daniela Ortiz, and Yhonnie Scarce, interviews with asinnajaq (by Candice Hopkins), Sebastián Calfuqueo(by Léuli Eshrāghi), Solange Pessoa (by Liz Munsell), Tabita Rezaire and Yussef Agbo-Ola (by Daria de Beauvais), Thu-Van Tran (by Daria de Beauvais), and Judy Watson (byHetti Perkins), as well as texts by Mylène Ferrand on Megan Cope and by Katrina Lewis, Natasha Lewis, and Elizabeth A. Povinelli about Karrabing Film Collective
  • Essays by Emanuele Coccia, Arturo Escobar, Léuli Eshrāghi, Béatrice Josse, Ariel Salleh, and a conversation between Barbara Glowczewski and Elizabeth A. Povinelli.
  • A contribution with text and images by Hélène Bertin and César Chevalier, essays by Pip Wallis on Mimosa Echard’s work, by Patrick Chamoiseau on Laura Henno’s work, by Adélaïde Blanc on Le Jardin aux habitant·es by Robert Milin, poems by Jeanine Leane relating to Jonathan Jones’ exhibition as well as interviews with Aïcha Snoussi (by Cédric Fauq) and with Etel Adnan and with Hala Wardé (by Yves Michaud) about the project A Roof for Silence.

204 pgs, 28.5 × 22.5 cm, Softcover, 2022,