Daniel Birnbaum

View of “Philippe Parreno: Anywhere, Anywhere, Out of the World,” 2013, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Center: TV Channel, 2013. On-screen: Alien Seasons, 2002. Photo: Aurélien Mole.

1 “DANCING AROUND THE BRIDE: CAGE, CUNNINGHAM, JOHNS, RAUSCHENBERG, AND DUCHAMP” (PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART; CURATED BY CARLOS BASUALDO WITH ERICA F. BATTLE) How many more projects about the influence of Marcel Duchamp can we take? Perhaps not many, but this unusually clever and elegant exhibition about chance, chess, collaboration, and performance, focusing on the circle of Johns, Rauschenberg, Cunningham, and Cage, breathed new life into a topic that already seemed exhausted. Curated in close dialogue with Philippe Parreno, the show managed to dodge all boring forms of pedagogy and succeeded in involving the viewer in a seductive experiment with time and space, in which Duchampian rotation found new rhythms of circulation.

2 PHILIPPE PARRENO (PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARIS; CURATED BY JEAN DE LOISY AND MOUNA MEKOUAR) This really is Parreno’s moment. In addition to his fascinating,

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