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You Open a Box...

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You Open a Box... brings together German-speaking artists in residency at the Cité internationale des arts. The group of 13 artists has made a habit of meeting at impromptu dinners and discussing the notion of public spaces in Paris. 
 
The reinterpretation of the bookstore boxes that line the banks of the Seine as an exhibition space reflects on a public sphere that vacillates between the fear of an invisible threat and the euphoria of culture in Paris is their new common project.
 
 
They say the Seine is the only river that flows between two shelves of books. Since the seventeenth century, much of the literature sold here was political unrest or uncensored boulevard newspapers, which were periodically repressed by the state until the city of Paris began issuing official concessions in 1859, gaining control over the content sold.  You Open a Box... continues the tradition of trading words and images that has taken place here over the past centuries.
 
 
With the participation of Vera Kox, Claudia Barcheri, Lukas Zerbst, Pablo Garretón, Gin Bahc, Christin Berg, Hannah Cooke, Dominik Rinnhofer, Hyunjin Kim, Jakub Šimčik, Immo Eyser, Philipp Lange et Katinka Theis. 
 
 
 
 
 
Gin Bahc (Germany) and Hannah Cooke (Germany) are in residence at the International City of Arts through the programme of the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg.
 
Claudia Barcheri (Italy) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts throught the programme of Bavarian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and the Arts.
 
Christin Berg (Germany) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts throught the programme of the Cultural Foundation of Hesse.  
 
Pablo Garretón (Chili) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts throught the programme of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
 
Hyunjin Kim (South Korea) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts throught the programme of the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral Cultural Foundation Rhineland-Palatinate.
 
Vera Kox (Germany) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts throught the programme of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
 
Jakub Šimčik (Sweden) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts throught the programme of the Federal Ministry of Culture and Media.
 
Katinka Theis (Germany) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts throught the programme of the Atelier Mondial.
 
Lukas Zerbst (Germany) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts throught the dedicated programme of BBK.
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The Cité internationale des arts continues to welcome you for all its events. However, the program remains subject to changes following the guidelines communicated by the French Government in the context of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.

 

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