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Magazine Palais #18

PALAIS offers an in-depth perspective at the exhibitions and the program of the Palais de Tokyo. Each season, the magazine places considerable emphasis on the artists’ self-expression, while inventing new kinds of interventions. It is open to other fields and other temporalities, thus becoming a tool for the comprehension of the present.


Published at the occasion of “Nouvelles vagues,” the 2013 summer season of the Palais de Tokyo, this issue of PALAIS underlines the importance of the recently defined curator figure and sheds light upon current exhibition practices developed by the latter. This figure, which emerged in the context of a general questioning of the artistic institutions in the 1960s, has now become inseparable of a reinterpretation of art history through the prism of the exhibition as a medium. In order to testify about this transformation in the art ecosystem, the Palais de Tokyo presents the projects of 21 young curators or curator groups (of 13 different nationalities) selected after an international call for proposals, and leads along 32  galleries  and art spaces all over Paris (with the support of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art [French Art Dealers Association]).

The magazine PALAIS devotes its issue #18 to the 53 exhibitions that constitute “Nouvelles Vagues,” including original contributions by the young curators invited by the Palais de Tokyo and the Parisian galleries.

Special guest for this issueThe Exhibitionist, an American journal on curatorial practices and exhibition making, offers a subjective exhibition history through six particular examples, in both English and French, covering 70 pages to be discovered inside PALAIS magazine.




Bilingual (French & English)
360 pages in color ; 
Format: 285 x 225 mm
ISSN 1951-672X
ISBN 978-2-84711-054-8
15 € (FRANCE)
16 € (BE, IT, NL, Port. Cont, SP)
17 € (AU, DE)
£ 13.90 (UK)
20 CHF (CH)