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About—Palais de Tokyo
Palais de Tokyo

The Palais de Tokyo is a 21st-century cultural institution with a public service mission, whose core activities and mandate have both been redefined and expanded. It is a place where today’s artists and different sectors of the public can explore the emergence of groundbreaking ways of doing things, thinking, and living. Its unique character promotes interaction between the creativity and the society of today. It invites the public and artists to share the adventure of the emergence of new behaviours, new forms, new languages, new beauties. The Palais de Tokyo, as an anti-museum par excellence, a rebellious undeveloped plot in the 16th arrondissement, a offbeat yet ambitious “palace”, a place for exchanges and surprises, it was the pioneer of a movement of reconciliation between the City of Light and contemporary art. It has been emulated as a model and for its programming well beyond the frontiers of France, both among specialists, art-lovers, and the wide public.