The Pavillon Neuflize OBC research lab of the Palais de Tokyo was created by Ange Leccia in 2001. Each year, it welcomes six young international artists for an eight-month residency from November to June. The programme is divided into three main sections.
The first centres around travel abroad. This workshop is a highlight of the residency, providing occasion for exchange, reflection and discovery. It culminates in the inauguration of a collective exhibition on site. For 2015-2016, the Pavillon residents are invited to exhibit at Seoul Museum of Modern Art (SeMa) in March 2016. The workshop theme may be urban legends.
The second part of the programme centres around invididual production. Under the tutelage of a Palais de Tokyo curator, each artist is asked to create a work for the Palais de Tokyo programme, in its exhibition spaces (a module, intervention on the building, a performance, for example) or at a partner institution.
In the third section, residents will have regular meetings with the Pavillon team and players from the art world. They will also visit institutions in France and Europe, which may or may not be devoted to contemporary art.
Since 2014, the Pavillon reinforces its presence within the programmation of the art center. Curators of the Palais de Tokyo invite artists to apply for the residency. After an initial preselection phase, candidates are interviewed by the selection panel.
- a monthly grant.
- studio-lodgings at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris,.
- Use of a shared work space at the Palais de Tokyo (office-type space with a video editing station).
- Payment of all programme-related expenses (travel and accommodation outside Paris, production of works, research budget).