For the first time, the program at the Palais des Beaux-Arts is entirely conceived, developed and implemented by the 25 students of the Artists & Exhibition Professions program and the 11 young curators in residence at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Together, they imagined 24 exhibitions, presented without interruption, between March and January, in a set of rooms fitted out for the occasion. Each in its own way, these exhibitions travel through time, confronting heritage works from the School's collections with contemporary works by professors and students. This joyful, disordered and experimental laboratory brings into play the very principle of exhibition with forms that are still unspeakable, sometimes disconcerting.
From March 2021 to January 2022, masterpieces from the Beaux-Arts de Paris collections and the creations of the School's young artists and their professors are brought together in an uninterrupted succession of exhibitions. In this composite piece, proposals that have been entirely finalized cohabit with others that are still in the process of being assembled or even developed. It is written by the students of the first two classes of the Artists & Exhibition Professions program of the Beaux-Arts de Paris*, accompanied by young curators in residence and guided by the curators, theorists, professors and teams of the School.
The Exhibition Theater will be brought to life through a program of performances, concerts, readings, screenings, two-voice visits, sound interventions or radio transmissions that translate, in different ways, this interest in the exhibition as a narrative potential.