Evening with Thilenn Klapper, Guillaume Fonkenell and Alice Thomine-Berrada

Tuesday 29 March 2022

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cour Bonaparte et Amphi d'Honneur

14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris


Since the beginning of March, a surprising and monumental architectural element has taken place in the Cour Bonaparte. It is a cornice, which comes from one of the most sumptuous tombs of the French Renaissance, that of the Constable Anne de Montmorency. This cornice, which is a legacy of Alexandre Lenoir's museum, has been in the School's walls for more than two centuries, feeding the curiosity of artists. On the occasion of its installation in the Cour Bonaparte, it seemed necessary to present the astonishing history of this vestige with a contemporary perspective in the context of an evening that will be organized around a discussion between Guillaume Fonkenell, curator at the Musée de la Renaissance-Château d'Ecouen, and an architectural historian, and Alice Thomine-Berrada, curator of the painting, sculpture and object collections at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, as well as the intervention of Tilhenn Klapper, a graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Paris.


In 2020, as part of her diploma, she conducted an investigation into the history of the Jardin Lenoir, which resulted in a performance entitled Sans Sol, proposing a rewriting of the history of this funerary garden by women, plants, the remains and ghosts of the place. In 2022, two years of history later, and on the occasion of the Cour Bonaparte installation, Tilhenn Klapper and composer Pablo Altar will replay a short excerpt from the 2020 performance. The evening will end with a 17-minute film directed by Tilhenn Klapper questioning the notion of archive and the transition from one medium (the performance) to another (the film) made between 2021 and 2022.


  • 6pm performance Sans Sol (reenactment) by Tilhenn Klapper, 12 min - cour Bonaparte
  • 6:30 pm discussion in the amphitheater of honor (Alice Thomine-Berrada and Guillaume Fonkenell)
  • 7:30 pm screening of the short film Sans Sol, 2022 (20min)