October 2015 – February 2015
Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France


Exhibition Designer

Curated By

Camille Morineau, Lucia Pesapane, Mathilde de Croix

Produced By

Fondation EDF, Paris

Project Status


Artists Exhibited

Tetsuo Kondo and Transsolar
Spencer Finch
Yoko Ono
Charlotte Charbonnel
Hicham Berrada
Marina Abramovic
Sonja Brass
Pavel Pepperstein
Bente Skjottgaard
Chema Madoz
Vaugh Bell
Ange Leccia
Gavin Baily
Tom Corby
Jonathan Mackenzie
Julian Charrire
Stphane Sautour
Ccile Beau
Nicolas Montgermont
Hans Haacke
Rebecca Digne
Chris Morin-Eitner
Adrien Missika
Tetsumi Kudo
Laurent Grasso
He He

Testuo Kondo and Trassolar, Cloudscapes – Source

This immersive exhibition hosts installations, photographs and videos from more than 30 contemporary artists such as Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Spencer Finch, Hans Haacke, Ange Leccia, Laurent Grasso and Hicham Berrada.

Vaugh Bell, Village green – Photo Ludovic Vauthier

The exhibition offers a poetic and stimulating evocation of climate in order to explore the relationship between man and environment in regards to climate change issues. Climats artificiels (Artificial climate) is spread over three floors at Espace EDF and is divided into three main subjects/sections: L’tat du ciel (The Condition of the Sky), Equilibres prcaires (Precarious Equilibria) and Catastrophes ordinaries (Ordinary disasters).

Mounting, Ange Leccia’s video La mer

Each floor reflects the atmosphere and imagery of the works on display: from narrow and black spaces to narrate ordinary disasters, to neutral gray spaces where the main and central work Cloudscapes offers the magical experience of coming into contact with an artificial cloud (Inside a transparent structure, you can climb a staircase, passing through clouds whose composition is identical to those of real clouds, obtained through climate engineering) to a white, utopian and floating space, where the air seems thinner.

Bente Skjottegaard’s sculptures and Pavel Pepperstein’s watercolours – Source

The set up illustrates the main themes through a heterogeneous space. Finally spaces have been designed and “tailored” for the needs of the artists.