Palais de Tokyo – Paris
6 août 2015 § 1 commentaire
August is the best month for visiting museums in Paris. It is very calm and there are always interesting exhibitions. Grace wrote an article recently about the young Chinese artist Tianzhuo Chen, whose works are currently shown at Palais de Tokyo. What awaits you is far from the usual calligraphies and delicate porcelain vase you expect from Asian art: Tianzhuo Chen is rather a contemporary artist, tackling various themes such as drugs, sex and rave universe with kitsch, pop and surprising installation. I did not take any pictures as it was dark but I let your imagination work.
If this is too brutal for you, maybe the smoked glasses by the french artist Patrick Neu will please you more or the dark-aquatic installation by Celeste Boursier-Mougenot. There is something to suit all taste at Palais de Tokyo.
The souvenir shop of Palais de Tokyo is certainly one of the best in Paris: they have a huge selection of edgy magazines and they sell items from the italian Toiletpaper. Do not forget to bring some coins to have your face portrayed in the vintage Fotoautomat.
I definitely love August in Paris as it is empty and you feel like a tourist. Enjoy before the Rentrée!
Where? 13, Avenue du Président Wilson – Paris 75116, website here. Closed every Tuesday.