It's hard to believe that the city's' most cutting edge modern art museum is housed in an old carpet factory and called the Tokyo Palace, but that's Paris for you: always confounding your expectations.
Radically reworked in 2002 with an interior that reeks voluntarily of urban decay, half of the original building is now given over to Paris' Modern Art Museum (visiting both in the sale day is quite viable) and the Palais de Tokyo's exhibition space occupies just over a third of what's left. This, together with the fact that many of the exhibitions are not particularly appreciated by the powers that be, would seem to suggest that the museum will expand and/or change in the near future – guided by the Pompidou Centre - notably to include design and cinema.
The International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC), is one of the world's largest art fair for contemporary artists, gallery owners and dealers.
The FIAC brings together 180 international galleries at three sites on Paris’s right bank.
FIAC has solidified its position in the art world in recent years, bringing together a high-profile mix of contemporary art collectors, museum curators and international dealers, and winning international recognition.
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Metro: Line 1 or 9 : Champs Elysees Clemenceau of Franklin D. Roosevelt.