Wednesday 21 October at 3pm and Wednesday 4 November at noon
By Alison Knowles, the visitors are invited to bring and arrange red objects in order to create a monochromic composition for Homage to Each Red Thing.
Wednesday 21 October and Friday 23 October at 6pm
Gloria Friedmann mono-dialogues with the gorilla Congo, questioning the origins of our humanity and art. The artists associates to the performance Play-Back d’Eden, the distribution of Painting by Congo, male gorilla (1962) and Drawing by Pooh, female gorilla (1964).
Thursday 22 October from 2 to 6pm
Talk by Hans Ulrich Obrist
With Christian Boltanski, Etel Adnan, Julie Boukobza, Kerstin Brätsch & Sarah Ortmeyer, Arnaud Esquerre, Simone Fattal, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Gloria Friedmann, Felix Gaudlitz & Alexander Nussbaumer, Gilbert & George, Christine Hill, Carsten Höller, Fabrice Hyber, Koo Jeong-A, Alison Knowles, Bertrand Lavier and the mayor of Bourg Lastic, Charlie Malgat, Patrice Maniglier, Angelika Markul, Otobong Nkanga, Roman Ondák, Chiara Parisi, Eugénie Paultre, Julia Peyton-Jones, Sean Raspet, Daniel Spoerri, Franco Vaccari, Agnès Varda…
Exceptional reading by David Desrimais of Search by Douglas Coupland, diffusion of the drawings and poems cards by Etel Adnan; Daniel Spoerri whets the visitors' appetite with the distribution of his Emincés d’Euro and his sugar-paste sculptures based on the symbol of Pompeii.
Thursday 22 October at 8pm
Distribution of the instructions for the POF (Prototypes of Objects in Operation) by Fabrice Hyber with the participation of the Compagnons du Devoir, the French organisation of craftsmen.
Thursday 22 October from 5 to 7pm and Friday 23 October from 2 to 6pm
On a moving table designed and built around her body, Otobong Nkanga places stones and minerals and epiphyte tillandsias, as materials to create a dialogue with visitors.
From Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 October
The game of three-card monte moves from the bridges of Paris to Franz West's Divans on the grand staircase at Monnaie de Paris. With Sleight of Hand, Roman Ondák and his accomplices twist this game of chance to create a physical and mental interaction with the visitors.
There are hundreds of eggs painted by Kerstin Brätsch & Sarah Ortmeyer facing the visitors who can collect these creations which seem to have fallen in the great staircase of Monnaie de Paris.
In the centre of the Salon Dupré, a young woman in a long black dress silently hands each visitor who approaches her a small slip of pink paper bearing the words "Be Quiet". It is the mythical performance created by James Lee Byars in 1976.
Sean Raspet focuses on the visitor's senses of taste and smell by distributing the “Soylent” drink which has the characteristic of containing all the necessary nutrients for a day, thus suggesting a future where the daily nutrition will be all contained in a can. A smell of old coins is also diffused in the exhibition rooms.
From Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 October from 3 to 7pm
Koo Jeong-A proposes of using the mobile app of Monnaie de Paris, and to go outside and take a walk with a dog in following one of the seven paths that she designed on the Seine and in Saint-Germain.
Saturday 24 October from 11 am to 1pm
Exceptionally, Yona Friedman proposes and invites twenty visitors to sit at his table and create with him his mythical models of utopian realizable cities.
Thursday 5 November from 7 to 10pm
Three concerts organised by Federico Nicolao, with Joaquim Brissaud, Maï Ito Delhomme and Charli Tapp. Tours of the exhibition, noise concerts, poetry readings have been created, closely linked to a selection of artworks presented in the exhibition.
The writer Federico Nicolao develops daily several digital posts on Instagram under the name Kikerikidide in homage to the writings of curator Hans Ulrich Obrist. Theoretical texts and pictures invent a story throughout the period of the exhibition.
Friday 6 November at noon
For the workshop of Takako Saito, paper cubes are poured over helmets worn by the visitors… It is the fluxus action that the Japanese artist uses to create with the public a musical installation.
Sunday 8 November at 4pm
Tasting of the sugar-paste skeleton by Daniel Spoerri
Sunday 8 November from 5 to 7pm
Charlie Malgat (89plus) invites the public to revisit Take Me (I'm Yours) with virtual reality headsets through her three videos realized at 360, available for download via the Monnaie de Paris mobile app.
Sunday 8 November at 6pm
Draw for the winner of the dinner with Douglas Gordon, with the exceptional presence of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and a bailiff.
And more: in November, December and January
In the very first days of the exhibition, Etel Adnan opened this cycle of Take Me (I’m Yours) meetings by inviting Gabrielle Althen, Vincent Broqua and Eugénie Paultre to read their poems. Etel Adnan will also give more rendezvous on the 13 November with Hanna Schygullan Pauline Behr, Sophie Bourel, Vincent Broqua, Alicia Bustamante et Lionel Jung Allégret. Then on the 13 December, from 1pm to 7pm, a complete reading of Paradise from The Divine Comedy. And in January, Etel Adnan invites us to a discussion about the work of writing, in the presence of a number of poets.
The readings are accompanied with the distribution of the drawings and poems cards by Etel Adnan in the exhibition rooms and also outside the Monnaie de Paris building, along the Quai de Conti.