After the “Imagine The Imaginary” season, which drew visitors along in the very wake of the invention of the work, the new “Cold Sun” season at the Palais de Tokyo explores the surface of a strange world where, as Raymond Roussel talking about writing put it, “nothing real must enter.” The same Raymond Roussel who wrote Nouvelles impressions d’Afrique (New Impressions of Africa) without ever having set foot on that vast continent inspires this season, which takes as its dominant theme a paradoxical sun, a sun that as Michel Foucault emphasizes “does not move, [is] equitable to all things, raised for all time above everything,” illuminating a world where “everything is luminous.
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