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The Palais de Tokyo (modern art museum) taken from the Eiffel tower, Paris. Behind is the Palais Gallieri. Photo by Strobilomyces.
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In this special inaugural issue of its new format, the magazine of the Palais de Tokyo tells the story of over 70 years of artistic life in Paris. In-depth perspectives on its exhibitions and programmes highlight the history of the visual arts in France, which has come to be written through the openings, multiple renovations and changing uses of the building. With numerous images, plus testimonials, interviews and several previously unpublished documents, it invites the reader to discover the Palais anew. Includes texts by, among others, Jean-Baptiste Minnaert and Didier Schulmann, and interviews with Dominique Païni, Lacaton & Vassal and Robert Delpire, to name a few.
Three words have long epitomised the avant-garde in Paris in recent years. Palais de Tokyo has been defining creative accessibility since 2002 with its anti-museum aesthetic and multi-disciplinary ethos around contemporary art. Occupying a monumental building built for the Paris International Exhibition in 1937 in the 16th arrondissement, Palais de Tokyo presents a network of cavernous spaces over 22,000 square meters, where equally monumental installations and events are staged by both established and emerging international artists and performers.
With an annual residency programme focused on young artists as well as an outdoor art garden, cinema, technology and entertainment venue, eateries and one of the best-stocked bookshops in the capital open until midnight, Palais de Tokyo is a destination experience of enterprise and electricity in the City of Light.
Palais de Tokyo Paris
13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 81 97 35 88
|Jonathan is our UK-based correspondent covering all eye-pleasing things for Melting Butter’s Arts & Culture pages. Being a contemporary visual artist working in public spaces around the world as well as a freelance culture writer for sites and publications like Ohh Deer and London Calling, Jonathan brings a rare combination of talent from the worlds of editorial, conceptual art, design and lifestyle. Be sure to check his blog and his art practice, which satisfy his hunger for both high and low culture. Follow his tweets too: @JMVELARDIRead about Jonathan’s favourite hotspots here.|
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(Feature Photo: Henrique Oliveira Baitogogo installation – photo: André Morin courtesy of Palais de Tokyo Paris)