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Malala Andrialavidrazana, Figures 1883, Reference Map for Business Men, 2019 © Malala Andrialavidrazana


Malala Andrialavidrazana
From 17/10/2024 to 05/01/2025

The Palais de Tokyo has entrusted the light-filled “grande verrière” gallery and its 60-metre-long curved walls to the artist Malala Andrialavidrazana, who will use this opportunity to rescale the digital photomontages she has been showing throughout the world since 2015 into a new proposition. Her project at the Palais thus constitutes both a solo exhibition, her first in a public institution in Paris, and a retrospective that integrates new works.

Malala Andrialavidrazana’s Figures are akin to geographical maps, on which representations drawn from stamps, banknotes, prints, advertisements and other iconographic sources selected by the artist are superimposed. If collage is an art of conflict, in which multiple contradictory realities are brought together with one another, the map is a product of mechanisms of knowledge and power situated in history as much as in geography. “Who is speaking?” and “Where are they speaking from?” are the questions that inevitably arise when we contemplate these tools.

Malala Andrialavidrazana, Rolling Figures 2.0 © Malala Andrialavidrazana, 2022


For this exhibition, the Palais de Tokyo is partnering with the Fonds Yavarhoussen and the artist to create an interactive mediation tool which will allow the public to discover the iconographic sources of each work, as well to publish a monograph of Malala Andrialavidrazana’s recent work with Editions Dialecta.


FROM 17/10/2024 TO 05/01/2025

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