Your memories are our future | Palais de Tokyo

Your memories are our future

11/06/2016 – 24/06/2016
Palais de Tokyo | MANIFESTA 11 Zurich

True to its commitment to showcase emerging artists through extramural exhibitions, in parallel to MANIFESTA 11 Zurich, Palais de Tokyo presents the exhibition “Your Memories are our Future”. The show is the fruit of a unique partnership with the art production company ACRUSH AG settled in a former railway maintenance plant.


Mathis Altmann, Darren Bader, Julie Beaufils, Nina Beier, Bruno Botella, Jean-Alain Corre, Athene Galiciadis, Dorian Gaudin, Ken Kagami, Tobias Madison and Emanuel Rossetti, Mia Marfurt, Anita Molinero, Shana Moulton, Marina Pinsky,Pablo Réol, Maxime Rossi.

The exhibition, by its curator, Julien Fronsacq:

“The exhibition transforms an old maintenance plant into a bedroom where day and night, work and dreams trade with each other. The idle machines become dioramas. The exhibition sets out to be a real platform where the public and private spheres come together; personal desires share the stage with public representation, marketing and magical poetry, astronomy and archaeology.

Just as the former railway maintenance plant has now become a place of artistic production, the exhibition goes beyond the fixed categories that usually distinguish industry, craft and art, to offer an indeterminate critical consideration of the artwork. The machines surrounding it are still predominant, preventing a perception of total detachment from the techniques that surround it.

Amid the controversy over the question of technique, ‘Your Memories are our Future’, turns to the writer Alain Damasio from whom the exhibition takes its title. Beyond the split between the championing of the machine and reactionary pessimism, the social science fiction author reminds us how even the imagination is unable to overcome a ‘mechanical‘ development during this present day era, based on the ‘world machine’.”

Curators: Julien Fronsacq (Curator, Palais de Tokyo) and Scipio Schneider (ACRUSH)

List of artists

Mathis Altmann Born in 1987 in Munich (Germany). Lives and works in Zurich (Switzerland).

Darren Bader Born in 1978 in Bridgeport (USA). Lives and works in New York City (USA).

Julie Beaufils Born in 1987 in Paris (France). Lives and works in Los Angeles (USA).

Nina Beier Born in 1975 in Born (Danmark). Lives and works in Berlin (Germany).

Bruno Botella Born in 1976 in Paris (France). Lives and works in Paris.

Jean-Alain Corre Born in 1981 in Landivisiau (France). Lives and works in Paris (France).

Athene Galiciadis Born in 1978 in Zurich (Switzerland). Lives and works in Zurich.

Dorian Gaudin Born in 1986 in Paris. Lives and works in New York (USA).

Ken Kagami Born in 1974 in Tokyo (Japan). Lives and works in Tokyo.

Tobias Madison and Emanuel Rossetti : Tobias Madison Born in 1985 à Bâle (Suisse). Lives and works in Zürich. Emanuel Rossetti Born in 1987 à Bâle (Suisse). Lives and works in Bâle.

Mia Marfurt Born in 1985 in Zurich (Switzerland). Lives and works in Zurich.

Anita Molinero Born in 1953 in Floirac (France). Lives and works in Paris (France).

Shana Moulton Born in 1976 in Oakhurst (California, USA). Lives and works in New-York and in California (USA).

Marina Pinsky Born in 1986 in Moscow (Russia). Lives and works in Brussels (Belgium).

Pablo Réol Born in 1989 in Lyon (France). Lives and works in Lyon.

Maxime Rossi Born in 1980 in Lyon (France). Lives and works in Paris.

More information:

Maxime Rossi, Real Estate Astrology, 2015
Maxime Rossi, Real Estate Astrology, 2015