Refus - Des Choses em Moins, des Choses en Plus – Les Collections Imaterielles du CNAP – Palais de Tokyo – Paris - França , 2014
“The action Refus (2014), by Maurício Ianês, was presented during the exhibition Des Choses en Moins, Des Choses en Plusin February 2014 at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. It consisted of a dialogue with the public that sat in front of the artist about the financing of art institutions, the quality of the exhibition itself and the situation of culture and cultural institutions vis-à-vis contemporary global capitalism, private funding and art market. At a certain point of the conversation with the person or group that was participating of the action, the artist would offer them the reimbursement of the value of the entrance ticket of the Palais de Tokyo. After accepting or refusing the reimbursement, they were asked to write down their decision and leave it documented for the performance. If the answer was positive, the artist dated and signed a reimbursement ticket officially stamped by the Palais de Tokyo and the public could then reclaim the reimbursement at a special cashier created specially for the action next to the actual ticket office.
The action and its documentation were acquired by the CNAP - Centre National des Arts Plastiques, France.”