Palais de Tokyo, juin 2011
Photography by Patrick Tourneboeuf/Tendance Floue/Oppic

The metamorphosed
Palais de Tokyo

April 12 2012
4:12 PM

After ten months of renovation and extension, the Palais de Tokyo re-opens its doors on April 12th. From 8PM today until 12PM tomorrow, the visitors are invited to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Palais’ metamorphosis before its official opening on April 20th (with La Triennale, curated by Okwui Enzewor). On this occasion, around 50 artists such as Ulla von Brandenburg, Jacques Lizène, Christian Marclay, BYOB and Matthew Herbert will intervene in the space, proposing 28 hours of performances, concerts, lectures and installations.
Aiming at rivaling with the most important art institutions worldwide, the new building (Europe’s largest contemporary art space with its 22,000 square meters) hosts exhibition galleries, two restaurants, four cinemas, a recording studio, a concert hall and several conference rooms. Among the manifold activities scheduled to take place over the course of 2012, a partnership between KALEIDOSCOPE and the Tokyo Art Club—the Palais’ VIP club—will give shape to an intense program of lectures and events scheduled to kick off in June.