Part of Une seconde d’éternité with Ryan Gander, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala and Tino Sehgal – Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection
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Philippe Parreno, Quasi Objects: My Room is a Fish Bowl, AC/DC Snakes, Happy Ending, Il Tempo del Postino, Opalescent acrylic glass podium, Disklavier Piano (detail), 2014–2022. Pinault Collection.
Photo © Andrea Rossetti
Echo2: a Carte Blanche to Philippe Parreno with Arca, Nicolas Becker, and Tino Sehgal
Rotunda of the Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris
June 22 – September 26, 2022

as part of

Une Seconde d’éternité
With Ryan Gander, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala, Tino Sehgal, among others.
Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection
June 22, 2022 – January 2, 2023
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For this new season bringing together summer and winter, the need for the here and now, and the search for the infinite, elusive though it may be, Une seconde d’éternité (A Second of Eternity) takes visitors on a journey inspired by the question and experience of time, through a selection of artworks from the Pinault Collection.

Echo2: a Carte Blanche to Philippe Parreno with Arca, Nicolas Becker, and Tino Sehgal
Rotunda of the Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris
June 22 – September 26, 2022
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Philippe Parreno has transformed the Bourse de Commerce Rotunda into an almost weightless territory, one that is outside of the world, outside of time. In it he brings together different temporalities and climates—the present of a summer season and the undefined future of a winter to come. The various elements become indistinct and intermingled: air and light; past, present, and future; and reality and fiction, generating new kinds of sensations affecting the visitors’ bodies and bending the structure towards an immaterial state.

Scenography of Écho2 in the Rotunda of the Bourse de Commerce. CGI : Image VISU VISU.
In a continuous movement that creates the illusion of life and conjures up recollections of the island in The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, inhabited by unusual ghosts produced by an illusion-machine that endlessly captures and records those images created in mirrors by giving them olfactory, thermal, and tactile sensations; the exhibition space becomes unstable, set in motion by the movement and metamorphosis of images and sounds. In the scenario proposed by Tino Sehgal, the character of Annlee, like the holographic apparitions of the island’s inhabitants, seems to disappear into thin air before being reincarnated for a while on a mirage-like screen or in a new body.

In addition to Annlee’s voices, a sound wave also spreads throughout the space: this is Echo, an infinite composition created in collaboration with the musician Arca (alongside Nicolas Becker and Bronze), whose lines are continually modified and replayed by an artificial intelligence influenced both by atmospheric conditions and the presence of visitors. In response to this perpetually disordered cycle, we find the inevitability of the circular movement of a wall, which, like a skewed sundial, both invents a silent choreography and contains, like a huge acoustic eardrum, Annlee’s repeated refrain. Heliostats, like giant fireflies, also sweep the space of the Rotunda with refracted sunlight, making our perception of reality flicker and shift. The metabolism of a bioreactor, a nonhuman brain, and the fermentation of the living afford a new status to these images and the environment, triggering new forms of perception and life, the traces of a future to come.
Text by Emma Lavigne, CEO of the Pinault Collection

Other works by Parreno enter into the dialogue in other spaces of the Bourse de Commerce, including the video works Anywhere Out of The World (2000) and Marilyn (2012), the installation Quasi Objects: My Room is a Fish Bowl, AC/DC Snakes, Happy Ending, Il Tempo del Postino, Opalescent acrylic glass podium, Disklavier Piano (2014–2022) and the outdoor permanent work Mont Analogue (2001-20).
 

Une seconde d’éternité


The exhibition Une seconde d’éternité is gradually taking over all the spaces of the Bourse de Commerce. It brings together the works of some twenty artists including Ryan Gander, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala and Tino Sehgal, among others.

The account created here through the exhibited works explores the polysemous nature of present time, in turn suspended, fleeting, inhabited by spectral presences, and traversed by the theme of loss and incarnation. This cycle borrows its title from a 1971 work by Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers, Une seconde d’éternité (d’après une idée de Charles Baudelaire), a film that brings to life for one short moment the presence of the artist through the simple portrayal of his signature.
Ryan Gander, I... I... I…, 2019, animatronic mouse, hole in a wall, 19,4 x 24 x 28,2 cm (installation), duration (animatronics): 7 min approx. Exhibition view: Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris, 2021. Courtesy the artist and Pinault Collection. Photo © Aurélien Mole & Andrea Rossetti
 
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, OPERA (QM.15), 2016, HD video 8’05’’, projector, screens, media player, amplifier, speakers, lights, curtains, minimum screening surface 1500 width × 750 cm depth. © Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster / ADAGP, Paris 2022 / Pinault Collection.
Exhibition view: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, OPERA (QM.15), Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection, Paris, 2022. Courtesy Pinault Collection. Photo © Aurélien Mole.

On view at Gallery 3, Level 1 of Bourse de Commerce
 
Pierre Huyghe, One Million Kingdoms, 2001, video, 6 min. Still © the artist

On view at Gallery 7, Level 2 of Bourse de Commerce
 

In the Autumn

Exhibition view: Anri Sala, Transfigured, GAMeC, Bergamo, 2022, Courtesy GAMeC – Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo. Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri
The solo exhibition Anri Sala, Transfigured, GAMeC, Bergamo continues through October 16, 2022 – further information here.
Anri Sala
Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris
From October 14, 2022
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From autumn 2022 Time No Longer (2021) by Anri Sala will be on view in the Rotunda, while in the spaces of Gallery 2 and the basement of Bourse de Commerce Take Over (2017) and 1395 Days Without Red (2011), Sala's works from the collection, willl be on view.
 

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