The amazing gallery space which has been created in a glorious art deco building has increased from 8,000 m² to 22,000 m² of floor space making it Europe’s largest art venue at a cost of around €20 million. The Palais de Tokyo organisers aim to encourage contemporary creation with an eclectic and inventive feel from both emerging and established artists from all backgrounds and all countries. The gallery opened its doors for a grand session of interactive creative mayhem as 50 artists began a 30-hour stint of round the clock design and innovation to celebrate the centre’s re-opening.
The Palais de Tokyo will be showcasing experimental, interactive, diverse and creative works of art with a rapidly changing programme and is set to make it to high on the list of must-see modern art venues of the world.
Located on the hill of Chaillot, near the Seine, the Palais de Tokyo is accessible by bike, bus, metro, RER and boat. The building extends down to the lip of the Seine, forming a link on the hillside between the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees and there are some wonderful views over the Seine and of the Eiffel Tower.
The website for Palais de Tokyo has lots of information about the exhibitions to be held, buying tickets and the artists who are showing.