Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Palais de Tokyo, ParisPedro Barateiro, Rumor (Workers), 2015, sculptures in MDF and cement.

Visited the immense Parisian contemporary art center/”anti-museum” Palais de Tokyo. With a total surface area of some 22,000m2, there’s a lot to discover. My visit included two temporary exhibitions (1) Taro Izumi, “Pan” 2) Emmanuel Saulnier, “Black Dancing”) on the ground floor and then a vast, more permanent space downstairs. I’ve selected some snapshots of my favorite elements.

Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Palais de Tokyo, ParisEmmanuel Saulnier.

Emmanuel Saulnier, Palais de Tokyo, ParisEmmanuel Saulnier.

Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Mel O’Callaghan, Palais de Tokyo, ParisMel O’Callaghan, Performance: To Hear with My Eyes, 2017.

Palais de Tokyo, ParisThe space at Palais de Tokyo is fantastic with its high ceilings, raw, industrial feel. I feel right at home as it reminds me of the big galleries that I used to frequent in Beijing’s 798 Art District. It’s also a bit of a déjà vu to my days spent at Central Saint Martins in their re-purposed, industrial building in Granary Square, King’s Cross.

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