Second sequence of the Satellite
Programme conceived by María Inés Rodríguez

To observe, monitor, gather and transmit data – these are among the functions of the artificial satellites sent into orbit around heavenly bodies. Taken together, all the satellites circulating in our galaxy define a constantly developing virtual space, fraught with the political, economic, scientific and technological issues that roil our planet.

This space becomes the metaphor of a territory of possibilities that Jeu de Paume invites us to explore in the second sequence of its Satellite programme.
María Inés Rodríguez has conceived this cycle of exhibitions, bringing together four guest artists, as the place of an exchange governed by the principles of interconnection and heterogeneity, and therefore constantly changing. Myths, legends, scientific theories, military secrets and technological progress form the backdrop of this platform for work and discussion which will question the place of the individual in an unstable universe.

María Inés Rodríguez

Born in Colombia in 1968, curator and critic María Inés Rodríguez, who has been entrusted with the second sequence in the Jeu de Paume Satellite programme (October 2008 – October 2009), has also worked with several arts schools, including the Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux (2002-2003) and Geneva (2006).

Among the many exhibitions she has conceived and projects she has taken part in are: Project Rooms ARCO 08 (Madrid / 2008), “Espacios de Hospitalidad” (Museum of Modern Art, Medellin/co-curator with José Roca / 2007), “Habitat/Variations” (Centre d’Art Contemporain, BAC – Geneva/La Casa Encendida, Madrid / 2007), “Cuando el río suena” (Ma. Angélica Medina/Alliance Française, Bogotá / 2006), and “SILENCIO” (Chacao Cultural Centre, Caracas / 2006).

She has also contributed to a good number of art magazines (Beaux Arts Magazine, Art Press, Les Inrockuptibles, Magazine Atlantica) and written in many exhibition catalogues.