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 Grand Palais will be hosting the modern and contemporary art fair better known as “Artparis” this April...
On this occasion, it will showcase the work of a hundred of the most vibrant French and foreign galleries that appear to be particularly representative of the international modern and contemporary art market.
Retaining its modern-contemporary slant, this significant Parisian art event offers a comprehensive overview of modern art from the 1900s onwards while also featuring a wide range of works by major contemporary artists, French or resident in France, and up-and-coming young artists representing the current French art scene.
“Artparis” brings together about a hundred French and foreign galleries from 14 countries under the glass roof of the Grand Palais over a five-day period.
For this edition, artparis will present a thematic exhibition, specifically dedicated to China Contemporary arts.
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