THE IMMATERIAL AUCTION
For the benefit of the Palais de Tokyo
OCTOBER 15TH / 8PM
As a reaction to the pure and simple possession of an object (even if it be an artwork), this atypical auction offers the chance to acquire a unique, ephemeral but precious moment, whose unique value comes from the quality of the experience it offers, and the personality involved: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ryan Gander, Philippe Parreno, Xavier Veilhan and many others have agreed to take part by providing an exceptional self-giving experience to be shared with the bid winner. All of these immaterial lots glorify the instant, a moment of eternity, a few seconds or a few hours that are sometimes enough to change one’s life!
On October 15th, while the international art world is vibrating in tune with FIAC, Palais de Tokyo is organizing an exceptional auction of immaterial lots for the benefit of its program schedule, with the kind participation of the auctioneer Simon de Pury.
The great patron of culture, who created and directed the Yves Saint-Laurent fashion house, exceptionally opens the doors of this Foundation, revealing 40 years of creation from one of the most important designers of his generation.
The French artist invites you to take part in his « ultimate work », to be filmed alongside him in his artist studio filmed continuously for 24hours and become, for a few hours, famous in Tasmania.
The director of Palazzo Grassi-Punta della Dogana in Venice, takes you in a boat ride under the moonlight to discover another side of Venice.
The Belgian comedian invites you to take part in a cuistax class for two, to tone up your thighs in Knokke le Zoute, the Saint-Tropez of Belgium.
Have you ever dreamed of being a model? Go one step further. The French artist takes a mould of your body and transforms you into a unique sculpture.
The German artist invites you to the Musée de la Chasse (Museum of Hunting) in Paris, in front of the famous gorilla for a performance lecture on the history of art, humans and animals. For one person only!
From 00:00 to 00:30, on your chosen date, the artist takes you on an unforgettable tour on the outskirts of Paris in his Ferrari.
The famous French chef takes you on educational walk through his vegetable garden, followed by a food tasting session based on the day’s findings.
The French artist responsible for the famous 1977 «artist kiss », invites you to join her « to the end of the world »…
“A cup of tea makes a cup of pee”: the Japanese artist invites you to take an afternoon Japanese tea with him (and talk about Marcel Duchamp) in the tearoom he designed in New York.
The French artist behind RAL 5015, the nautical and monochromatic sculpture, takes you on a sea trip and invites you to a lunch prepare by him in his studio.
Juggling with an art that playfully crosses fashion and show business, Francesco Vezzoli takes you on a heclectic night out in Milan.