Two decades of French art (1994-2014) through the collections of video installations of the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris.

Moca Chengdu, China
May 24 to July 28, 2014
Assistant curator

With: Adel Abdessemed, Absalon, Kader Attia, Christian Boltanski, Benoît Broisat, Julien Discrit, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Camille Henrot, Pierre Huyghe, Ange Leccia, Ariane Michel, Nicolas Moulin, Valérie Mréjen, Petra Mrzyk & Jean- François Moriceau, Melik Ohanian, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala, Anne-Marie Schneider, Zineb Sedira.

“In the meantime, the narrator artist”. Two decades of French art (1994-2014) through the collections of video installations of the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (May 24-Jul. 28, 2014)

The exhibition offers a selection of video works by French artists acquired by the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris over the last twenty years. Through this selection can be read the story of a generation that has been a point of reference for many artists in France and abroad. Through their interventions, they often filled several roles, such as that of the artist, the critic, the curator, the organizer of events. Their projects reflect a "relational" dynamic and take various forms, such as the lm, the song, the television show, the manga and the documentary. In uenced by the historical avant-gardes and especially those of the 70s including cinema and video, these artists propose "works experiences".

Melik Ohanian, Invisible Film, 2005. Courtesy the artist / Galerie Chantal Crousel / Galerie Yvon Lambert, New York © Melik Ohanian
Philippe Parreno, Anywhere out of the World, 2000. Courtesy Air de Paris, Paris © Philippe Parreno
Ariane Michel, Les yeux ronds, 2006 Courtesy Jousse Entreprise, Paris © Ariane Michel
Nicolas Moulin, VIDERPARIS, 1998-2001 © Nicolas Moulin
Ange Leccia, Jamais la mer ne se retire, 2014, Courtesy the artist © ADAG


Anaïs Lepage is an independent curator and writer based in Paris.

Her research focuses on excesses and secrets in art history in connection with a history of the affects and spiritualities as well as postcolonial and gender studies. Inspired by radical pedagogies and feminist theories, she questions the forms of speech through collaborations, workshops, and a shift in critical, intimate, and performative narrative.

Trained in Art History at the École du Louvre, in Museum Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and in Curatorial Studies at the Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Lepage multiplies experiences in France and abroad.
She started at the Maison Rouge - Foundation Antoine de Galbert in Paris, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal and, alongside Guillaume Désanges, at the Verrière - Hermès Foundation in Brussels. Then, she worked as assistant curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chengdu, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

From 2015 to 2020 she co-founded HEIWATA, a curatorial platform based between Paris, Mexico City, and Toronto. She has developed projects with artists such as Madison Bycroft, Julien Creuzet, Gaëlle Choisne, Ad Minoliti, and Rachel Rose, among others. Recently, she collaborated with AICA International, the CNEAI art center, and the Palais de Tokyo. Since 2019, she teaches exhibition curating at the Sorbonne University