Cura, 2019, Ben Thorp Brown Vidéo. Coproduction Jeu de Paume, Paris, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux & Museo Amparo, Puebla. © Ben Thorp Brown
Cura, 2019, Ben Thorp Brown Vidéo. Coproduction Jeu de Paume, Paris, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux & Museo Amparo, Puebla. © Ben Thorp Brown 

Ben Thop Brown - L'Arcadia Center

18/06/2019 - 22/09/2019

Jeu de Paume 
1, Place de la Concorde 
 
75008 Paris

www.jeudepaume.org/   

 
Building on these concerns The Arcadia Center, the second episode of the "New Sanctuary", explores empathy as a critical capacity and an expression of our perception of the spaces in which we dwell. Comprising a sound piece (Exercise, 2019), a sculpture (Shrine, 2019), and a newly commissioned film (Cura, 2019), The Arcadia Center is imagined as a speculative training space for a world that needs to restore its empathic abilities. Exercise is a sound piece inspired by a seminar by Helen Riess, a professor of psychiatry, to train doctors and nurses in the empathic care of their patients. Shrine, a sculpture made out of glass and Jericho Roses, also called Resurrection Plants, evokes both the fragility of organic life and the potential for its survival.