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Tommy Cash at Hangar Y

Exhibition: Installation view at Paris Internationale, photo by Margot Montigny

Tommy Cash is included in the exhibition Rayon Jouets at Hangar Y, France.

Exhibition dates: May 18 - September 22, 2024
Address: 9 avenue de Trivaux 92190, Meudon

Rayon Jouets is the third exhibition at Hangar Y and the second to be presented by the Art Explora Foundation. The exhibition brings together some of the oldest toys found in the world, alongside recent works by contemporary international artists.

With works by some forty major and emerging contemporary artists and loans from four major museum institutions, Rayon Jouets presents a reflection on the toys that shape and condition our understanding of the world, from the earliest age.

Using works by contemporary artists and historical objects, the Rayon Jouets exhibition explores toys (as objects), games (as practices) and their ideologies - in other words, the systems for understanding the world they shape.

Emblems of childhood, toys have existed since prehistoric times and are the medium for play, a truly universal cultural fact. Like art, play is one of the phenomena that enable human beings to apprehend the world, shaping the child's relationship with reality and shaping the adult he or she will become.

Some toys have a hidden agenda: behind their inoffensive veneer and their ostensible role as entertainment, they are imbued with visions of society that reproduce what might be called the norm. Until the end of the 19th century, they were primarily a means of learning. The importance of leisure, development and imagination was only belatedly recognized, thanks to the educational movements of the 20th century.

The Rayon Jouets exhibition brings together some 50 works by contemporary artists: paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, video games... What these artists have in common is that they turn the toy on its head, sometimes against itself, to encourage a different way of looking at it. Internationally renowned and emerging artists from all horizons are featured in this exhibition, which questions the toy from a number of angles. Some works feature an interactive dimension, offering visitors a unique, dynamic and interactive experience.

The artists featured in the exhibition :
Monira Al Qadiri, Francis Alÿs, Mathis Altmann, Nina Beier, Neil Beloufa, Eloise Bonneviot & Anne de Boer, Tommy Cash, Debora Delmar, K. Desbouis, Cécile Di Giovanni, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Simon Fujiwara, Elsa Goussies, Matthieu Haberard, Rachel Hobkirk, Tony Hope, Esteban Jefferson, Gregory Kalliche, Ghislaine Leung, Nevine Mahmoud, Gabriel Massan, Ad Minoliti, Chalisée Naamani, Arash Nassiri, Charlemagne Palestine, Benoît Piéron, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Bunny Rogers, Janne Schimmel, Cindy Sherman, Flannery Silva, Aviva Silverman, Kyle Thurman, Dziga Vertov, Marianne Vieulès, Julia Wachtel, Zhi Wei, Murphy Yum.