The Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration is presenting an exhibit focused on the contemporary artists' view with a selection of art pieces of the Museum's collections, which have recently been acquired and which some of them have never been exhibited yet.
In the exhibit J'ai deux amours, "temporary or perrenial immigration is not a transition anymore but a transformation" (Hou Hanru and Evelyne Jouanno, invited commissioner). Mobility, as seen by the artists, is not only geographical, it is also a way of living and creating. Citizens of the world, nowadays artists, are in transition between their culture of origin and the cultural capital cities such as Paris, New-York, Berlin, London, New Delhi or Beirut. Their pieces are the reflect of these crossed identities.
Hou Hanru and Evelyne Jouanno, invited commissioner of the exhibit J'ai deux amours selected 106 pieces of contemporary art from the Museum of the Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration and imagined a five theme journey: Departure - trips - circulation / Between dreams and necessity / Frontiers : crossings and controls / Living together / Reinvented your universe.
Exhibited artists: Kader Attia, Taysir Batniji, Bruno Boudjelal, Mohamed Bourouissa, Chen Zhen, Denis Darzacq, Ad Van Denderen, Claire Fontaine, Ghazel, Mona Hatoum, Karim Kal, Bouchra Khalili, Kimsooja, Thomas Mailaender, Malik Nejmi, Melik Ohanian, Rajak Ohanian, Mathieu Pernot, Bruno Serralongue, Shen Yuan, Djamel Tatah, Barthélémy Toguo.
Invited commissioners: Hou Hanru, Évelyne Jouanno.
Commissioner for the Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration: Isabelle Renard.
For more information: http://www.histoire-immigration.fr/2011/3/j-ai-deux-amours