04 October 2023 to 14 January 2024

Temporary exhibition

Loris Gréaud

The Cortical Nights


Avenue Winston-Churchill 75008 Paris

Tel : 01 53 43 40 00

Free entrance

Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m

Late opening on Friday and Saturday until 8 : 00 p.m

The Petit Palais is delighted to host Loris Gréaud’s exhibition: "The Cortical Nights", the most ambitious exhibition of the artist in France since his two-part project [I] at the Musée du Louvre and the Centre Pompidou in 2013.

Free and accessible to all, the exhibition The Cortical Nights revolves around previously unseen and site-specific artworks created for the Petit Palais by the artist. Enigmatic, delicate, sometimes worrying or even immaterial, Loris Gréaud’s proposal will haunt the museum which, like a ghost ship, will be permeated by rumors, opaque systems, and singular encounters. The exhibition will innervate the institution and transform it into true sounding board(s), until it becomes the pulsating center of our world. From October 4, the Petit Palais invites you to explore a mental archipelago where unclassifiable, expanding creatures, the vibrant song of statues, a garden of multiple ubiquities, the replicated fragrance of the center of the Milky Way, a mobile sculpture that develops at the same rhythm as human hair grows, and a museum you can observe with your eyes closed will echo each other… The infra-thin mirage of the "cortical nights”.

More information to come on corticalnights.com

Annick Lemoine, Director of the Petit Palais
Juliette Singer, Head Curator in charge of contemporary art projects at the Petit Palais

Partners: Prof. Michel André — BarcelonaTech (UPC), Dr Audrey Dussutour — CNRS
Benefactors — with the support of the patronage of: Fonds de Dotation Émerige, Amundi, Juliana & Pierre Boudriot, La Caisse des Dépôts, Erwin & Erwin — Gréaud Endowment Fund, Espace Muraille — Caroline et Éric Freymond, Fondation Louis Roederer, Interparfums, Inc. — Catherine et Jean Madar, Pascale Gérardin, Alexandra et François Laffanour, Payet, Rosenblum Collection.

Contributors: Acolyte Instruments — Terence Jay, Agnès Renoult Communication, ARTER, Cabinet Boudriot, Cabinet Obadia & Stasi, Cryptic Corporation, LIDO (Listen to the Deep Environment), Outsign, Pantograph, Premium FX, Realism Noir, SFX Designer, The Residents, The Sense of Silence Foundation, Thomas Bonneau Design.

Media Partners: MK2, Say Who.