October 18th - December 18th 2017
Centre Pompidou, Paris

The Centre Pompidou presents the first edition of Cosmopolis, a new platform that highlights research-based artistic practices and a renewed engagement with theories of cosmopolitanism.

Through micro-residencies, research, exhibitions, talks, performances, and screenings, Cosmopolis highlights a spectrum of creative approaches that are both rooted in a particular context and engage in international conversations, reflecting on cultural translation and the situatedness of knowledge.


“Cosmopolis #1: Collective Intelligence” presents approximately fifteen collectives engaging with subjects that range from collectivism and cultural translation to the transmission of knowledge, from food ethics and ecology to history and its fictions. A series of micro-residences at the Cité Internationale des Arts provided invited artists with the opportunity to conceive and develop new commissioned work for the exhibition. Installations, videos, and other works will be presented alongside conversations, interventions, concerts, and screenings.