Palais de Tokyo

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The Palais de Tokyo
View of the Palais de Tokyo, seen from the Eiffel Tower. The eastern wing is on the right.
An exhibition in the Palais de Tokyo / Site de création contemporaine.

The Palais de Tokyo (Tokyo Palace) is a building dedicated to modern and contemporary art, located at 13 avenue du Président-Wilson, facing the Trocadéro, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The eastern wing of the building belongs to the City of Paris, and hosts the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (Paris' Museum of Modern Art). The western wing belongs to the French state and since 2002, has hosted the Palais de Tokyo / Site de création contemporaine, the largest museum in France dedicated to temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.

The building is separated from the River Seine by the Avenue de New-York, which was formerly named Quai Debilly and later Avenue de Tokio (from 1918 to 1945). The name Palais de Tokyo derives from the name of this street.


The monument was inaugurated by President Lebrun on 24 May 1937, at the time of the International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life (1937).[1][2] The original name of the building was Palais des Musées d'art moderne ("Palace of the Museums of modern art"). The building has since then hosted a number of establishments, projects, and creative spaces. Among them; le musée d'art et d'essai (1977–1986), the FEMIS, the Centre national de la photographie, and in 1986, the Palais du cinéma.[3] The current contemporary art center opened to the public in March 2002, under the new name Site de création contemporaine ("Site for contemporary creation"), specializing in the emerging French and international art scene. It was overhauled and expanded in 2012, by the architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, who subsequently won the Pritzker Prize.[4] With no permanent collection, it is "reputed to be the biggest non-collecting contemporary art museum in Europe",[4] and produces all of its exhibitions.[5]


In March 2002, Nicolas Bourriaud and Jérôme Sans launched the Site de création contemporaine in the west wing of Palais de Tokyo. It soon became simply known as Palais de Tokyo, quickly making its mark as a trendsetter in the art world.

The Palais de Tokyo has since been led by the following:

Le Pavillon[edit]

The Pavillon ran from 2001 to 2017, and facilitated over 130 international artists.[10] Intended as a studio and laboratory space for resident artists and curators invited to the project, the Pavillon was an experimental program, designed to demonstrate the resident artists' youthful creativity.[11] Since the opening of the building, the director of the programme was artist and filmmaker, Ange Leccia.[10] The residency programme was sponsored by Banque Neuflize OBC, The Ministry of Culture and Communication, and the Cité internationale des arts.[12]

Notable Pavillon residents[edit]

All Pavillon residents[edit]

All Pavillon residents, by year
Year residency started Artist Nationality
2001 Charlotte Beaurepaire[13] France[13]
2001 Kim Sop Boninsegni[13] Switzerland/France[13]
2001 Gérald[13] France[13]
2001 Emily Joyce[13] United States[13]
2001 Alexandre Pollazzon[13] France[13]
2001 Julia Rometti[13] France[13]
2001 Apichatpong Weerasethakul[13] Thailand[13]
2002 Quentin Armand[13] France[13]
2002 Angela Detanico[13] Brazil[13]
2002 Andreas Fogarasi[13] Austria[13]
2002 Rafael Lain[13] Brazil[13]
2002 Adriana Lara Dominguez[13] Mexico[13]
2002 Lucas Mancione[13] France[13]
2002 Nicolas Milhe[13] France[13]
2002 Émilie Renard[13] France[13]
2002 Jiri Skala[13] Csechia[13]
2002 Johann Van Aerden[13] France[13]
2002 Gabriela Vanga[13] Romania[13]
2003 Ziad Antar[13] Lebanon[13]
2003 Louidgi Beltrame[13] France[13]
2003 Davide Bertocchi[13] Italy[13]
2003 Sophie Dubosc[13] France[13]
2003 Johannes Fricke Waldthausen[13] Netherlands[13]
2003 Shiho Fukuhara[13] Japan[13]
2003 Agnieszka Kurant[13] Poland[13]
2003 Gerald Petit[13] France[13]
2004 Marcelline Delbecq[13] France[13]
2004 Alice Guareschi[13] Italy[13]
2004 André Guedes[13] Portugal[13]
2004 Corentin Hamel[13] France[13]
2004 Nicolas Juillard[13] France[13]
2004 Anne-Laure Maison[13] France[13]
2004 Benjamin Martin[13] USA/France
2005 Liliana Basarab[13] Romania
2005 Isabelle Cornaro[13] France
2005 Adriana Garcia Galan[13] Columbia[13]
2005 Benoît Maire[13] France[13]
2005 Mihnea Mircan[13] Romania[13]
2005 Wagner Morales[13] Brazil[13]
2005 Émilie Pitoiset[13] France[13]
2005 Koki Tanaka[13] Japan[13]
2005 Adam Vackar[13] Czechia[13]
2006 Alex Cecchetti[13] Italy[13]
2006 Duvier Del Dago Fernandez[13] Cuba[13]
2006 Mati Diop[13] France[13]
2006 Manu Laskar[13] France[13]
2006 Jaime Lutzo[13] United States[13]
2006 Cova Macías[13] Spain[13]
2006 Denis Savary[13] Switzerland[13]
2006 Jean-Luc Vincent[13] France[13]
2007 Meris Angioletti[13] Italy[13]
2007 Jose Arnaud Bello[13] Mexico[13]
2007 Gaëlle Boucand[13] France[13]
2007 Niklas Goldbach[13] Germany[13]
2007 K.G. Guttman[13] Canada[13]
2007 Romain Kronenberg[13] France[13]
2007 Charlotte Moth[13] United Kingdom[13]
2007 Jorge Satorre Domenech[13] Mexico[13]
2007 Andreas Siqueland[13] Norway[13]
2007 Stéphane Vigny[13] France[13]
2008 Pedro Barateiro[13] Portugal[13]
2008 Emma Dusong[13] France[13]
2008 Isa Griese[13] Germany[13]
2008 Louise Hervé[13] France[13]
2008 Chloé Maillet[13] France[13]
2008 Matteo Rubbi[13] Italy[13]
2008 Axel Straschnoy[13] Argentina[13]
2008 Iris Touliatou GR[13] Greece[13]
2008 Gilles Toutevoix[13] France[13]
2009 Andrea Acosta[13] Columbia[13]
2009 Patrick Bock[13] France/USA[13]
2009 Haizea Barcenilla Garcia[13] Spain[13]
2009 Davide Cascio[13] Switzerland[13]
2009 Anthony Lanzenberg[13] France[13]
2009 Florence Ostende[13] France[13]
2009 Jorge Pedro Núñez[13] Venezuela[13]
2009 Samir Ramdani[13] France[13]
2009 Ramiro Guerreiro[13] Portugal[13]
2010 Jérome Allavena[13] France[13]
2010 Einat Amir[13] Israel[13]
2010 Elisabeth S. Clark[13] United Kingdom/USA[13]
2010 Gintaras Didziarapetris[13] Lithuania[13]
2010 Alexandra Ferreira[13] Portugal[13]
2010 Morten Norbye Halvorsen[13] Norway[13]
2010 Estelle Nabeyrat[13] France/Germany[13]
2010 Fabrice Pichat[13] France[13]
2010 Charlotte Seidel[13] France[13]
2010 Betina Wind[13] Germany[13]
2011 Laëtitia Badut Haussmann[14] France[13]
2011 Oliver Beer[14] United Kingdom[14]
2011 Fouad Bouchoucha[14] France[14]
2011 Eglé Budvytytè[14] Lithuania[14]
2011 Onejoon Che[14] South Korea[14]
2011 Anthea Hamilton[14] United Kingdom[14]
2011 Egija Inzule[14] Latvia[14]
2011 Hélène Meisel[14] France[14]
2011 Noé Soulier[14] France[14]
2011 Oriol Vilanova[14] Spain[14]
2012 Carlotta Bailly-Borg[14] France[14]
2012 Feiko Beckers[14] Netherlands[14]
2012 Julie Béna[14] France[14]
2012 Daiga Grantina[14] Latvia[14]
2012 Francesco Fonassi[14] Italy[14]
2012 Peter Miller[14] United States[14]
2012 Julien Perez[14] France[14]
2012 Agnieszka Ryszkiewicz[14] Poland[14]
2012 Gonçalo Sena[14] Portugal[14]
2012 Theo Turpin[14] United Kingdom[14]
2012 Lucas Biberson[14] France[14]
2013 Sophie Bonnet-Pourpet[14] France[14]
2013 Rebecca Digne[14] France[14]
2013 Guillaume Henry[14] France[14]
2013 Chai Siris[14] Thailand[14]
2013 Mikhail Lylov[14] Russia[14]
2013 Sébastien Martinez Barat[14] France[14]
2013 Karin Schlageter[14] France[14]
2013 Clémence Seilles[14] France[14]
2013 Antonio Vega Macotela[14] Mexico[14]
2013 Yonatan Vinitsky[14] Israel/Poland[14]
2014 Aung-Ko[14] Myanmar[15]
2014 Basma Alsharif[14] Kuwait/Palestine/France/USA[16]
2014 Charbel-Joseph H. Boutros[14] Lebanon[17]
2014 Jonathan Martin[14] France[13]
2014 Keiichiro Shibuya[14] Japan[13]
2014 Shelly Nadashi[14] Israel[13]
2015 Ayoung Kim[14] South Korea[18]
2015 Jean-Alain Corre[14] France[19]
2015 Alexis Guillier[14] France[20]
2015 Hoël Duret[14] France[21]
2015 Lou Lim[14] Philippines[22]
2015 Ollie Palmer[14] United Kingdom[23]
2016 Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos[14] Greece[24]
2016 Lola Gonzàlez[14] France[25]
2016 Taloi Havini[14] Papua New Guinea[26]
2016 Yu Ji[14] China[27]
2016 Thomas Teurlai[14] France[28]
2016 Wataru Tominaga[14] Japan[29]

Palais /[edit]

The Museum also publishes the magazine Palais /, which annually releases three editions (Spring, Fall, and Summer) and was created in 2006 by Marc-Olivier Wahler. The Magazine features articles centering around a central artistic theme selected for each edition. The subjects are conceptual, and are explored using photography, various artistic media, essays, and often experimental media. The theme generally coincides with the exhibition concurrently featured at the museum.[30]

In addition to Palais /, Palais de Tokyo also published five volumes of a contemporary art encyclopedia, From Yodeling to Quantum Physics between 2007 and 2011.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ : History of Palais de Tokyo (in French)
  2. ^ "Musee d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (City Museum of Modern Art)". Yahoo! Travel. Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 17 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b Pogrebin, Robin (16 March 2021). "Affordable Housing Earns French Couple the Pritzker Prize". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  5. ^ [2] Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Palais de Tokyo". Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  7. ^ Hartvig, Nicolai (28 October 2011). "Paris Regains Some of Its Lost Aura in Art World". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  8. ^ Gareth Harris (22 July 2019), Emma Lavigne lined up as new president of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris The Art Newspaper.
  9. ^ Alex Greenberger (10 January 2022), Palais de Tokyo to Return to Experimental Roots with New Leader ARTnews.
  10. ^ a b "The Pavillon | Palais de Tokyo EN". 30 September 2020. Archived from the original on 30 September 2020. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  11. ^ [3] Archived 4 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "The Pavillon". Palais de Tokyo EN. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
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  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca "All the residents of the Pavillon Neuflize OBC since 2001 | Palais de Tokyo EN". 27 July 2020. Archived from the original on 27 July 2020. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Aung Ko | Artist Profile, Exhibitions & Artworks". 21 July 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  16. ^ "Basma Alsharif". Galerie Imane Farès. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  17. ^ "text-bio". Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  18. ^ "Ayoung Kim". Palais de Tokyo EN. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  19. ^ "Jean-Alain Corre". Palais de Tokyo EN. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  20. ^ "Alexis Guillier". Palais de Tokyo EN. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  21. ^ "Hoël Duret". Palais de Tokyo EN. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  22. ^ "Lou Lim". Palais de Tokyo EN. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  23. ^ "Ollie Palmer". Palais de Tokyo EN. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  24. ^ "MANOLIS DASKALAKIS LEMOS". artworks. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  25. ^ "Lola Gonzàlez". Palais de Tokyo EN. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  26. ^ "Taloi Havini". Palais de Tokyo EN. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  27. ^ "Yu Ji". Palais de Tokyo EN. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  28. ^ "Thomas Teurlai". Palais de Tokyo EN. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  29. ^ "Wataru Tominaga". Palais de Tokyo EN. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  30. ^ [4] Archived 5 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine

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