A Brief History of the Future

Une brève histoire de l’avenir

Palais Royal , Paris, 75001
Admission: EUR 15 (including EUR 12 entry fee to Louvre Museum) 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 04/01/2016
Opening Times
Monday: 0900 - 1800
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 0900 - 2145
Thursday: 0900 - 1800
Friday: 0900 - 2145
Saturday: 0900 - 1800
Sunday: 0900 - 1800
Closed 1st May, 25th December, 1st January.
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Thomas Cole, Le Destin des empires. Destruction
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This exhibition is inspired by the book A Brief History of the Future written by French writer Jacques Attali and published in 2006.

The exhibition present the work of some contemporary artists that have create this dialogue with noteworthy works from different eras, retracing in the present an account of the past conducive to a clearer view of the future.

An itinerary goes through four themes, each featuring works by contemporary artists such as Mark Manders, Tomás Saraceno, Wael Shawky, Camille Henrot, Isabelle Cornaro, Chéri Samba, and Ai Wei Wei.

Those theme are: the ordering of the world, the great empires, the expansion of the world, and the polycentric world we live in today. have thus accepted the Louvre's invitation.

These artworks highlight the succession of historical moments of expansion and withdrawal, the building of exchanges between individuals or communities, and the creation of various means of communication to make them possible.

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