La Cité sous le ciel – 93 artists

21.06.16 → 21.08.29

To inaugurate its new spaces, the cneai = is organizing ‘La Cité sous le ciel,’ an exhibition of manifestos.

After a year off-site, the cneai = is setting up its new spaces at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris within a 34-hectare park open to the public, adjacent to a population of 6000 residents representing 51 countries. Within unusual exhibition spaces, the cneai = is creating collaborative artistic programs involving the houses, residents, services, and associations of the campus.

To inaugurate its new spaces, cneai = is organizing ‘The City under the Sky,’ an exhibition of manifestos inspired by the concept of aid for discernment envisioned by Bruno Latour in his article ‘Imagining the barrier-gestures against the return to pre-crisis production’ (AOC, March 2020). The setup unfolds along a path of 356 trees within the Cité Universitaire park, showcasing proposals from residents and invited artists.

This exhibition materializes the desires, visions, and achievable utopias for the worlds of tomorrow: drawings, texts, scientific formulas, scores, or images projected onto the societies that shape us and that we shape. The displays in the trees evolve alongside the creation of the artworks, culminating in an inauguration on Wednesday, June 16, for an evening of performances under the stars, featuring artwork displays, readings, sacred rituals, and divinatory practices.

Les propositions sont multiformes, tracts, aquarelles, typographies, photographies, découpages, archives, textes, dessins,
livrets, panneau électronique.

Instructions in the form of cinematic travels through the pathways of Marie José Burki, Marin Kasimir, Camila Oliveira Fairclough…

Proclamations presented as leaflets, banners, or posters left at discretion, handwritten by Nicolas Aiello, collectively by Antonio Gallego, or poetically by Christophe Fiat, Fernando Arrabal, Louise Aleksiejew, Endré Tót…

Programs appearing as references, calendars, or inventories, concerning the memory of trees by Anne Frémy, the memory of cinema by Laurent Fiévet, the reactivation of sensitivity reeducation principles by Walter Smetak as interpreted by Ana Pato, and the confinement calendar by Katerina Šedá…

Punctum represented through poetic and graphic signals by Mountaincutters, Peter Downsbrough, Philippe Cazal, Antoine Dufeu, Céline Duval, Mathieu Saladin, Leah Singer, Elsa Werth, Yan Tomaszewski…

Literary, visual, and political declarations by Léa Bismuth, Martin Desinde, Daniel Foucard, Antoni Muntadas, Yona Friedman, transforming into collections of miracles in the case of Stéphanie Solinas, …

Anhistorical interpellations featuring Agnès Geoffray, Anne-Valérie Gasc, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Céline Duval…

Invectives questioning the ambiguity of certain relationships with reality in the case of Adrien Lafille…

The exhibition is evolving, and contributions from invited artists and residents of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris are being displayed gradually as they are created.

Featuring works by Bignon Adoun, Nicolas Aiello, Adriano Aguzzi, Louise Aleksiejew & Antoine Medes, Fernando Arrabal, Théodora Barat, Olivier Bardin, Ismaël Bazri, Léa Bismuth, David Boeno, Marie José Burki, André Cadere, Jan Carlotti, Dominique Castro, Philippe Cazal, Jean-Philippe Cazier, Claude Closky, Jean-Baptiste Couronne, Frédéric Danos, Harmen de Hoop, David de Tscharner, Denicolai & Provoost, Marie Denis, Martin Desinde, Garance Dor, Peter Downsbrough, Antoine Dufeu, Documentation Céline Duval, Lydia Eccless, Serge Elleinstein, Camila Oliveira Fairclough, Christophe Fiat, Laurent Fiévet, Daniel Foucard, Anne Frémy, Yona Friedman, Antonio Gallego, Anne-Valérie Gasc, Agnès Geoffray, Kenneth Goldsmith, Raphaël Guillet, Léa Habourdin, Gabrielle Hennessy, David Horvitz, Marin Kasimir, Ben Kinmont, Daniel C. Kiper, Adrien Lafille, Yannick Langlois, Matthieu Laurette, Daniel Levin Becker, Thomas Maestro, Roberto Martinez, Nelly Maurel, Myriam Mechita, Mountaincutters, Muntadas, Venkatesh N. Murthy, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Simon Nicaise, Sophie Nys, Aurélie Pagès, Ana Pato, Sixtine Philippe, Patrik Pion, Antoine Poncet, Charles Robinson, Matthieu Saladin, Agathe Schneider, Scomparo, Katerina Šedá, Esther Shalev-Gerz, Leah Singer, Marie Sochor, Stéphanie Solinas, Jonas Staal, Herman Steins, Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber, Fanny Taillandier, Taroop & Glabel, Yoann Thommerel, Yan Tomaszewski, Endre Tót, Valentina Traïanova, Nicholas Vargelis, Bernar Venet, Lois Weinberger, Elsa Werth, Virginie Yassef

Curatorial team: Sylvie Boulanger, Raphaël Guillet, Nathalie Lacroix, Thomas Maestro, Léa Warrin

Design and communication by Sixtine Philippe

Acknowledgments: Centre tchèque de Paris, JBE Books, Salle Principale

Opening: Performance evening on Wednesday, June 16th, from 6 PM to 10 PM.

7 PM 1st Visited performance of the exhibition – Michael Chapa, saxophonist

8 PM Action! with guests from the Cockpit magazine

9 PM 2nd Visited performance of the exhibition – Michael Chapa, saxophonist

{Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
17 boulevard Jourdan
75014 Paris
The exhibition is open to the public every day from 7 AM to 10 PM.
Guided tours every Wednesday in July, 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th from 5 PM to 6 PM.}

{Ministère de la Culture - DRAC Île-de-France} {Région Île-de-France} {Cité internationale universitaire de Paris}