Paris

Paris

“CITY PRINCE/ESSES”

Palais de Tokyo
13, Avenue du Président Wilson

Curated by Hugo Vitrani

As an exhibition theme, the megacity guarantees a heady mixture of aesthetic approaches, and “City Prince/esses” promises to be no exception. Indeed, curator Hugo Vitrani sees the topic as a call to exceed the purview of contemporary art and reach into an expanded creative field. Discarding the condescending associations of “developing world” terminology, this show opts both to celebrate metropolises’ “dynamic creativity” and to investigate their concerns about overcrowding and economic inequality across the work of fifty-some practitioners, photographers, filmmakers, fashion designers, hackers, tattoo artists, and musicians from five different cities: Dhaka, Bangladesh (Shishir Bhattacharjee); Lagos, Nigeria (Ndidi Dike, Emeka Ogboh, Stephen Tayo); Manila (Dex Fernandez, Dina Gadia, Tito & Tita); Mexico City (the collective Tercerunquinto, Manuel Solano); and Tehran (Amir Kamand, Farrokh Mahdavi, Reza Shafahi). An accompanying special issue of Magazine Palais will serve as the exhibition catalogue.