exhibition
Nov 05, 2022 Apr 10, 2023

A Gateway To Possible Worlds

Art & science-fiction
Aïda MULUNEH, The Shackles of Limitations, 2018

dates

Nov 05, 2022 Apr 10, 2023

place

Grande Nef et Galerie 3

Curated by

Alexandra Müller, research assistant and curator at Centre Pompidou-Metz

The American writer Ray Bradbury said: "Science fiction is the art of the possible." Under the guise of anticipating the future, it speaks to us of the present. It is a laboratory of hypotheses that manipulate and extrapolate the repressive norms and dogmas of today's world, its ambitions, social afflictions, opportunities and perils. A Gateway To Possible Worlds exhibition brings together over 200 works from the late 1960s to the present day. Art & science fiction whisks visitors away to a 2300m² sci-fi world. It puts the spotlight on the bonds between imaginary worlds and our reality with the help of artists, authors, architects and film directors. It builds on current demands for 21st century utopias to spark debate, inspiration and a form of hope.

The exhibition A Gateway To Possible Worlds. Art & science fiction is part of a critical and socially committed science fiction that emerged on the fringes of the hippie protest movements and explores the flaws of our immediate future, using philosophical, psychological, political, societal and ecological themes.

Gallery

young audience
Nov 05 Dec 31, 2022

Mythes Hybrides

Guillaume Bouisset
  • Ateliers Jeune Public
  • Duration: 90'
  • Dans un espace baigné de lumière, Guillaume Bouisset propose aux enfants de venir concevoir de petits objets lumineux inspirés par leurs rêves.
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Conference
Dec 08, 2022

QUEER SCI-FI: ALTERNATIVES TO THE END OF THE WORLD

With Eva Sinanian and Arsène Marquis / Chaired by Stuart Pluen
  • Auditorium Wendel
  • Duration: 60'
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Performance
Dec 10, 2022

Cosplay Evening

  • Studio, Galerie 3 et Grande Nef
  • Duration: 120'
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Performance
Dec 10, 2022

"Hybrid Body" Parade

By and with Sabrina Calvo, Koji and SchlampaKir Von Fickdich
  • Studio
  • Duration: 40'
  • Half an hour to dress Koji – with a garment woven in real time, as she plays the piano and sings.
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Projection
Dec 10

Nuit du film Science-Fiction

  • Auditorium Wendel
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Projection
Dec 11, 2022

Her

Spike Jonze
  • Auditorium Wendel
  • Duration: 216'
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Conference
Jan 19, 2023

PERFERENCE

With Alain Damasio, Heloise Brezillon and Norbert Merjagnan
  • Auditorium Wendel
  • Duration: 60'
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Performance
Jan 21, 2023

Transchrones

by Thomas Teurlai and Alain Damasio
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Projection
Jan 22, 2023

Halte

Lav Diaz
  • Auditorium Wendel
  • Duration: 4h39
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Conference
Feb 22, 2023

TODAY - THE TEN HIGH PLACES OF NATIONAL MEMORY

With Nicolas Daubanes and Aurélie Dessert
  • Auditorium Wendel
  • Duration: 60'
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Projection
Feb 25, 2023

Cinema for young people

  • Auditorium Wendel
  • Duration: Environ 60'
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Conference
Feb 26, 2023

POST 68 SCIENCE FICTION CINEMA

With Jean-Michel Frodon
  • Auditorium Wendel
  • Duration: 60'
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Projection
Feb 26, 2023

Demonlover

Olivier Assayas
  • Auditorium Wendel
  • Duration: 120'
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Projection
Mar 19, 2023

The Last of Us

Ala Eddine Slim
  • Auditorium Wendel
  • Duration: 94'
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Projection
Apr 02, 2023

Sayônara

Kôji Fukada
  • Auditorium Wendel
  • Duration: 112'
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guided tour
Nov 05 Dec 31, 2022

Les Portes du possible. Art & science-fiction

  • Grande Nef et Galerie 3
  • En compagnie d’un des conférenciers du Centre Pompidou-Metz, percez les secrets des œuvres présentes dans l'exposition Les Portes du possible. Art & science-fiction.
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Maxi-tour
Dec 04 and Dec 18, 2022

Les Portes du possible. Art & science-fiction

  • Grande Nef et Galerie 3
  • Duration: 120'
  • Avec la Maxi visite, embarquez pour un voyage de 2 heures au cœur des Portes du possible. Art & science-fiction !
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with the family
Nov 06 Dec 28, 2022

Futur et vous !

  • Grande Nef et Galerie 3
  • Duration: 60'
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Exhibition catalogue

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Exhibition catalogue - Les Portes du possible

The publication accompanying the exhibition on its journey is not only designed for sci-fi experts and connoisseurs, but also for the general public and anyone who wants to delve deeper into the genre. With over 200 works, including around one hundred with a commentary, it boasts short, unpublished essays by well-known science fiction authors:
Alain Damasio, Catherine Dufour, Sabrina Calvo, Kim Stanley Robinson, Nadia Chonville, Laura Nsafou, Michael Roch and Philippe Curval.

No drones, just "real" sentient contributions. Each guest writer provides an original introduction to one of the exhibition's themes, as well as a glimpse of their own literary universe. Together with the artwork, these essays help to bring imaginary worlds together to open the gates to other possible universes.

If sci-fi is a powerful tool for emancipation, a refuge as much as a refusal, its highly specific jargon, beginning with the wide range of sub-genres, can be confusing. This is why the rich catalogue is rounded off by a glossary with 50 articles written by Ariel Kyrou. An abundant, captivating work to explore the links between the visual arts and science fiction.


Les Portes du possible Éditions du Centre Pompidou-Metz.

Format

230 x 300 mm

Pages

240

Publication date

2 Nov. 2022

Price

39 €

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Visiting guide - Mimèsis

Information

Avec le soutien du département de la Moselle

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