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The Author : Chloé Fricout


Chloé Fricout (born in 1983, lives and works in Paris) is a researcher in contemporary art, namely at the crossroads of architecture and urban challenges. In Mexico and then in France, her projects are focused on dispositives (VICO, Videoclub de Operacion Expandida, Prince Claus Foundation Prize, 2011-2015); exhibitions (Foutez-moi la paix avec vos paysages, parlez-moi plutôt du sous sol, Anne-Charlotte Finel, solo show, Gal. Jousse Entreprise 2018; In this Vessel We Should Be Kept, Ayoung Kim, solo show, Palais de Tokyo and Opéra de Paris, 2016; etc.); and written works (Catalogue of Urban Legends, Ed. SEMA, Seoul, 2016 ; Conversación con Santiago Borja, Nerivela 3, Mexico, 2014, etc.).
Chloé Fricout is also engaged in artist residency programmes conceived as research laboratories. In 2011, she developed the international residence, the Casa Vecina-Espacio Cultural in Mexico, and then coordinated the Pavillon at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2012-2017).
Today, she is responsible for projects at the Palais de Tokyo and vice-president of the national network Arts-en-résidence.

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Investigation by Chloé Fricout
23 October 2019

The Impermanence of Architecture
The Nakagin Capsule Tower

Investigation by Chloé Fricout

After discovering the scale-model of the Nakagin Capsule Tower at the Metz Pompidou Centre in France late 2017, Chloé Fricout and Thibault Capéran visited the Japanese building several times during their artists’ residence in Tokyo. This decidedly utopian architectural project, constructed in 1972 by the Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, has been under threat of demolition for several years. Destruction or conservation, the fate of this iconic tower will be decided this autumn.

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