Le Méridien Etoile | PALAIS DE TOKYO
The Palais de Tokyo is an art center which since it first opened has been dedicated to bringing the public close to the best French and international contemporary creative work. Open from noon to midnight, employing a team of mediators, housing a restaurant, a shop and a bookshop, the Palais de Tokyo is a truly vibrant place that unhesitatingly mixes conceptual art and chainsaw sculpture contests, minimalism and zombies, readymades and mutants, to let people see contemporary art in an up-to-the-minute, complex-free way, as often as possible from the point of view of the artists themselves. It welcomes young artists in residence (Le Pavillon), sometimes offering them their first solo show(Les Modules), or entrusts the curating of some of its exhibitions to artists (Ugo Rondinone in 2007, Jeremy Deller in 2008). Flexible, open and polymorphous, the Palais de Tokyo also stages exhibitions abroad (Les Chalets).