The largest contemporary art center in Europe, the Palais de Tokyo, has gotten a fantastic face lift with the help of various artists, designers and architects.
Ten months and $26 million later, the beautiful space was finally completed. The space is a four level building, which has been made to let some aspects of the newly renovated building become part of the artwork itself. Artists are welcome to paint and construct their pieces within the space itself, which will stand for 12 to 18 month periods. From hallways, stairways and windows, there is no limit as to where they can build their masterpieces. According to artist Oliver Beer, "It's such a bold and dynamic thing. You can't just come and hang your art up. The building actually provokes the art.."
For those interested, the current work on exhibit at the Palais de Tokyo is that of artists Christian Marclay and Ulla von Brandenburg's.
Contemporary Artist-Run Museums
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