November 4, 2016 - Palais de Tokyo - 2017 exhibition programme
November 4, 2016

Palais de Tokyo

Isabelle Cornaro, Celebration (still), 2013. Film. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Balice Hertling (Paris); Galerie Francesca Pia (Zurich); Hannah Hoffman Gallery (Los Angeles). © ADAGP, Paris 2016.

2017 exhibition programme
A non-exhaustive glance at the 2017 exhibition programme of Palais de Tokyo
February 3, 2017–January 7, 2018

Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
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February 3–May 8, 2017

Made up of site-specific productions, installations, and performances, the exhibitions presented from February to May 2017, in the context of the season "En toute chose," explore the sometimes absurd relationships we have with the objects around us and the alternately magical, enchanted, and disturbing power they hold over us in turn.

One collective exhibition:

All watched over by machines of loving grace
A collective exhibition dreaming of a cybernetic forest.
With: Pedro Barateiro, Richard Brautigan, Isabelle Cornaro, Marjorie Keller, Lee Kit, Marie Lund, Michael E. Smith, Mika Tajima… (ongoing list)
Curator: Yoann Gourmel

And solo exhibitions by:

Mel O’Callaghan
Winner of the SAM Prize for contemporary art 2015
Curator: Daria de Beauvais

Dorian Gaudin 
Curator: Julien Fronsacq

Taro Izumi
SAM Art Projects resident
Curator: Jean de Loisy

Abraham Poincheval
Curator: Adélaïde Blanc

Emmanuel Saulnier
Curator: Katell Jaffrès


June 14–September 10, 2017

Palais de Tokyo explores an unexpected source of inspiration for contemporary art: the diorama. The show takes an unprecedented approach to deconstruct the history of looking, at the crossroads of history itself, as well as the histories of art, cinema, the world of theatre, popular and fairground arts, science, and technology.
Curators: Claire Garnier, Laurent Le Bon, Florence Ostende

Le Rêve des Formes (The Dream of Forms)
Conceived as an imaginary landscape, the exhibition brings together the forms produced by prospective science and works by contemporary artists.
With: Hicham Berrada, Dora Budor, Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni, Dorothée Smith, Anicka Yi,… (ongoing list)
Curators: Alain Fleischer, Claire Moulène

Hayoun Kwon
Winner of the 2015 Prize of the Friends of Palais de Tokyo
Curator: Katell Jaffrès

Gareth Nyandoro
SAM Art Projects resident
Curator: Adélaïde Blanc


October 18, 2017–January 7, 2018

Carte blanche to Camille Henrot
Palais de Tokyo offers Camille Henrot its entire exhibition space in autumn 2017 for the third edition of its "carte blanche" series, which was inaugurated in 2013 by Philippe Parreno and continued with Tino Sehgal in 2016. Winner of the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) as well as the Nam June Paik (2014) and Edward Munch (2015) Awards, the French artist’s "carte blanche" reveals her diverse output and the wide ranging interests incorporated in her work.
Curator: Daria de Beauvais



September 2017

In partnership with EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art (September 13–17, 2017), and Institut français, Palais de Tokyo will develop its mission to promote the emerging French scene at great international art events. The sixth edition of EXPO CHICAGO will host the Palais de Tokyo’s Hors les Murs programme as an official satellite exhibition, and will be aligned with the second Chicago Architecture Biennial (September 16–December 31, 2017).
Chicago will be the first step of the collaboration between Institut français and Palais de Tokyo for its Hors les Murs exhibition programme.
Curator: Katell Jaffrès (Palais de Tokyo)

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