Magazine PALAIS #24

Urban Art


Around the Lasco Project, the Palais de Tokyo’s programme dedicated to urban art, PALAIS magazine is devoting its latest issue to artists whose work has been developed in the street. The Lasco Project was initiated in 2012, and stands as one of the most astonishing successions of urban art in a cultural site, reaching into the slightest nook and darkest cranny of the Palais de Tokyo. For it, almost sixty international artists have produced interventions, some of them monumental, others secret, which confront the Palais de Tokyo’s plain architecture, and infiltrate into its interstices.


Contents of this issue

Interviews, encounters with artists, special contributions:
André interviewed by Olivier Zahm; Azyle interviewed by Hugo Vitrani; Philippe Baudelocque interviewed by Bénédicte Philippe; Craig Costello interviewed by Barry McGee; dran interviewed by Maurizio Cattelan; Evol interviewed by Pedro Soares Neves; Stelios Faitakis by Nadja Argyropoulou; an original visual collaboration between Antwan Horfee and Ida Ekblad; JR interviewed by Jean de Loisy; Olivier Kosta-Théfaine interviewed by Mohamed Bourouissa; Lek & Sowat and their guests for the Lasco Project by Philippe Vasset; OSGEMEOS interviewed by Allen Benedikt; Felipe Pantone interviewed by Evan Pricco; Cleon Peterson interviewed by Myriam Ben Salah; SKKI ©; Boris Tellegen, Futura and Mode 2 interviewed by Nicolas Gzeley, with an original visual contribution; Vhils; Fabrice Yencko interviewed by Hugo Vitrani.


Essays and original texts: 
an essay by François Chastanet drawing up a geography of urban signatures through a study of the contributions of the New York style of graffiti and the calligraphic inventions of Los Angeles and São Paulo graffiti; “La Trappe” [The Trapdoor], a short story by Oscar Coop-Phane; an essay by Jacob Kimvall on the complex relationships between artists practising graffiti or street art and public institutions; a text by Hugo Vitrani introducing the Lasco Project.





Bilingual (French & English)
216 pages in color
Format: 22.5 x 28.5 cm
ISSN: 1951-672X
ISBN: 978-2-84711-071-5
15 € (France)
16 € (BE, IT, NL, Port. Cont, SP)
17 € (AU, DE)
£ 13.90 (UK)
20 CHF (CH)