The Pavillon Neuflize OBC is the research lab of the Palais de Tokyo.
It was created in 2001 by the artist Ange Leccia, who has remained at the helm as its director ever since. Each year, this international program welcomes young artists working in a variety of disciplines, for a duration of eight months.
The Pavillon’s ambition is to encourage a creative experience combining different individual practices. The concept of discipline is examined through the lens of diverse artistic, cultural, economic and political systems of reference. The distinct dynamic of this program is founded on the diverse approaches to, and practices of, art throughout the globe. For its residents, the Pavillon constitutes a moment of shared history, a time for reflecting, questioning and producing individual or collective works of art. Each year,
After over ten years of activity, the Pavillon Neuflize OBC, the Palais de Tokyo’s research lab, is now reinforcing its presence within the museum. In November 2014, the Pavillon will welcome five six artists for an eight-month residency.
The program is divided into two sections. Its first half, in autumn 2014, is dedicated to travel abroad – a time to reflect, exchange ideas and discover. Through collective work, the artists observe different methods of production and compare diverse realities of art in the world. The second half of the program, from January to June, is spent on individual work. Advised by a curator of the Palais de Tokyo and a member of the Tokyo Art Club, each artist is invited to create a work that will be presented to the public at the Palais de Tokyo or by a partner institution.