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  • Dionysiac: Art in Flux

    Centre Pompidou
    Place Georges-Pompidou
    February 16–May 9, 2005

    Curated by Christine Macel

    The French have an unmatched record when it comes to wine and women (if not, perhaps, also to song), so this uninhibited celebration of devil-may-care excess and subversive laughter is opening in exactly the right place. With work by fourteen international artists including Thomas Hirschhorn, Fabrice Hyber, Keith Tyson, Paul McCarthy, and ubiquitous prankster Maurizio Cattelan, the show aims to evoke the hedonistic spirit of the ancient Greek deity by way of mostly brand-new installations, films, performance, and a sound room. Oh, and a conference. In addition to contributions by the artists, the catalogue, conceived by Macel with Christophe Brunquell, features essays by Jean- Pierre Criqui and Barbara Stiegler, as well as by the curator herself.