PRESENTATION OF LA BIENNALE DE PARIS
SATURDAY 06.09.08 AT 2PM
The Biennale de Paris rejects exhibitions and art objects. It refuses to be “thought by art”. It identifies and defends true alternatives. It calls for “non-standard practices”.
To be liquid. If the ground floor is occupied, occupy the floor below.
An Invisual Art
No serious proof exists that art is dependent on the art object. We can therefore assume the opposite. The Biennale de Paris promotes invisual practices which do not need to be seen to exist. The invisual is visible but not as art.
A Non-Artistic Art
The Biennale de Paris defends an art which does not obey the common criteria for art: creative, emotive, aesthetic, spectacular…
An Art which Operates in Everyday Reality
The Biennale de Paris promotes practices that relegate art to the background in order to conquer ground in everyday reality.
A Public of Indifference
With the Biennale de Paris there are no more art spectacles. The Biennale addresses what it calls “a public of indifference”: persons who, consciously or accidentally, interact with propositions that can no longer be identified as artistic.
A Unified Criticism
Organised as a network, the Biennale de Paris constitutes a critical mass composed of hundreds of initiatives, which would otherwise have been isolated and without impact.
A Horizontal Institution
The Biennale de Paris works horizontally. To participate means to become a partner.
As such each partner decides the conditions linked to his or her proposed activities.
This decision-making power acts on the structure and state of mind of the biennale.