When it opened in 2002, many thought the Palais' stripped-back interior was a design statement. In fact, it was a response to tight finances. The 1937 building has now come into its own as an open-plan space with a skylit central hall, hosting exhibitions and performances. Extended hours and a funky café have drawn a younger audience, and the roll-call of artists is impressive (Pierre Joseph, Wang Du and others). The name dates to the 1937 Exposition Internationale, but is also a reminder of links with a new generation of artists from the Far East.
Palais de Tokyo : Site de Création Contemporaine
|Venue name:||Palais de Tokyo : Site de Création Contemporaine|
13 avenue du Président Wilson
|Opening hours:||noon-9pm Tue-Sun|
|Price:||€3-€1 reduction; free under-18s, art students.|