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.
Paris Photo, the annual rendezvous of the photography enthusiasts
During four days, the Grand Palais will be host to the most important artistic event of the fall, Paris Photo, from November 9 to 12
This year, more than 140 photo galleries will gather at the Grand Palais to welcome professional photographs as well as photo enthusiasts who will meet around the biggest French and international galleries to live their passion for it!
From November 12 to 15, galleries, artists, publishers, booksellers and collectors will make part of one of the most important cultural events at the capital, and assist to a variety of exhibitions and workshops through the Paris Photo platform.
Since 1996, Paris Photo has highlighted the best of photography through exhibitions featuring collections or artists, and presenting the diversity of artists and works.
For this 19th edition, Paris Photo will focus on three themes: the collection, photography after the crisis and report that the importance of books in photography.
The Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris