The Third Mind – Carte Blanche à Ugo Rondinone is one of a series of exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, site de création contemporaine, which gives an internationally renowned artist the freedom to conceive an entire exhibition. This time Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone had carte blanche and among the artists presented are Robert Gober, Toba Khedoori, Sarah Lucas, Paul Thek, and Andy Warhol. The exhibition title is derived from the title of the never published book “The Third Mind” by William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. “In homage to this book, Ugo Rondinone sets out to cut up and remix the contemporary artistic landscape to allow a new meaning to emerge from it. The Third Mind, composed from the assembled works of thirty-one different artists, constitutes a fully fledged work in its right, a new spectral work created by a third mind, a third artist, the product of the meeting between Ugo Rondinone and his selection.” (excerpt from the press release). The exhibition runs until the 3rd January 2008. The Third Mind – Carte Blanche à Ugo Rondinone, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, November 16, 2007.
PS: There are some nice videos about the exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo website. Click here (at the bottom of the page).
> Right-click (Mac: ctrl-click) this link to download Quicktime video file.
List of artists: Ronald Bladen, Lee Bontecou, Martin Boyce, Joe Brainard, Valentin Carron, Vija Celmins, Bruce Conner, Verne Dawson, Jay DeFeo, Trisha Donnelly, Urs Fischer, Bruno Gironcoli, Robert Gober, Nancy Grossman, Hans Josephsohn, Brion Gysin et William S. Burroughs, Toba Khedoori, Karen Kilimnik, Emma Kunz, Andrew Lord, Sarah Lucas, Hugo Markl, Cady Noland, Laurie Parsons, Jean-Frédéric Schnyder, Josh Smith, Paul Thek, Andy Warhol, Rebecca Warren, Sue Williams.