Pascaline Cuvelier


With multiple offerings by young and not-so-young English artists culled from Britain’s famous artist-run independent spaces, this fall’s “LIFE/LIVE,” at the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, proved that you can risk showing brand-new work next to its more established cousins. While shows like this are often mounted by small, brave galleries, museums usually get cold feet. So thanks to curators Laurence Bossé and Hans-Ulrich Obrist for choosing artists who uncompromisingly and humorously excavate the present, often piecing together their creations from minimal means. With a fabulous video and photography section to boot, “Life/Live” lived up to its title, providing a welcome break from those supposedly blockbuster exhibitions that succeed only in boring us to death.


The Centre Georges Pompidou’s recent show “LA PARESSE” (Sloth), which brought together artists

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