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SMITH & Hoang, Prix Swiss Life Winners


The Palais de Tokyo in Paris is welcoming SMITH & Hoang, the winning duo of the 4 Hands Prix Swiss Life .

Visual artist and photographer Dorothée Smith, who from now on should be simply called SMITH, and musician Antonin Tri Hoang are the winners of the second edition of the Prix Swiss Life à 4 Mains( 4 Hands), whose exhibition will be held at the Palais de Tokyo. Out of all the awards dedicated to photography, the Prix Swiss Life à 4 Mains, created by the Swiss Life Foundation, is perhaps the most original because it begins with two artists who do not know each other, and because it mixes music and photography. After composer Arthur Lavandier and photographer Julien Taylor, whose collaboration led to a show presented at the Phiharmonie de Paris in 2015, it was SMITH and Antonin Tri Hoang’s turn to be selected by a jury after an “oral”, during which the two young winners (respectively 31 and 28 years of age) presented their collaborative project. What drew them together from the start? The same broad, diverse conception of their respective mediums. For SMITH, it was the fact that Antonin Tri Hoang conceives his music in a diversity of forms, solo or in a group, with one or several instruments. For Hoang it was the fact that SMITH could create photographic work just as well as video work. From their first exchanges, Marie Curie was part of the conversation. She and her research permeate their co-creation which is on view at the Palais de Tokyo.

Sophie Bernard



Saturnium is part of the exhibition The Dream of Forms
From June 14 through September 10, 2017
Palais de Tokyo
13 Avenue du Président Wilson

75116 Paris


Saturnium, un conte musical et photographique
Photographs by SMITH, music by Antonin Tri Hoang
Book + CD, 16,64 €

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