Private car pick up from Palace of Tokyo Museum to Paris CDG airport
History and tour of the Palais de Tokyo - of contemporary art in Paris
The Palais de Tokyo - contemporary creation is a contemporary art center which occupies since 2002 the west wing of the Palais de Tokyo is at 13 Avenue du Président Wilson in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Owned by the City of Paris, the wing houses the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris. The side of the Seine, the Palais de Tokyo overlooks Avenue New York, originally called Debilly dock. After having been successively chaired by Nicolas Bourriaud and Jérôme Sans (2000 -2006), by Marc Olivier Wahler (2006-2012) Palais de Tokyo is currently under the direction of Jean de Loisy.
In 1999, Minister of Culture and Communication Catherine Trautmann decided to reopen the west wing of the Palais de Tokyo to install a contemporary art center that focuses on the emerging scene. The part devoted to the contemporary art building is attributed to the initially chaired by renowned contemporary art critic Pierre Restany association. After his death in 2003, it is now the CEO of Publicis, Maurice Levy, to take over.
A contest on the management of this establishment is run after a government decision. The choice of the Ministry turned to Nicolas Bourriaud and Jérôme Sans to run the center. They are jointly appointed directors for a period of three years from the opening. The new center opened for the first time its doors on 22 January 2002. Their mandate will be extended until 2006. In February 2006, the two directors have given way to Marc-Olivier Wahler. In 2009, its mandate was renewed for three years.
The Palais de Tokyo - Contemporary creation is divided into two categories. Spaces refurbished by Jean-Philippe Vassal and Anne Lacaton sontdédiés to contemporary art in all its forms: sculpture, painting, literature, film, video design, fashion, dance, etc. The site takes the form of large shell accepts curve, meanwhile, all kinds of exhibitions, performances and installations. The center stands out from other traditional centers or museums with its less formal approach. Its opening hours are unusual. The art center is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 0:00.
Owned the Palais de Tokyo is funded in part (about 50%) by the Ministry of Culture. The Department of Visual Arts has received a government subsidy of EUR 1.8 million in 2006. The rest of the funding comes from own resources of the institution: patronage, sponsorship, and ticketing. Since 2004, artists from different backgrounds together every Saturday night on the plaza outside the Palace of Tokyodans the common goal of promoting the profession of artists through the association's Burn Crew Concept. Palace Tokyoa become known in recent years a major venue in the French and international cultural universe. With 200,000 visitors a year, he became one of the most visited European art centers. And that number continues to grow over the years.
Transfer to the Palais de Tokyo - of contemporary art in Paris
The Palais de Tokyo - creating contemporainese located 21.7 kilometers from Orly Airport, 31.2 km from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport and 86.5 km from the airport of Beauvais .