This issue of the magazine of Palais de Tokyo underlines the importance
of the recently defined curator figure and sheds light upon current
exhibition practices he developed (360 pages, including a special issue of
the American journal on curatorial practices and exhibition making The
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.
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
Special guest for this issue: The Exhibitionist, an
American journal on curatorial practices and exhibition making, offers a
subjective exhibition history through six peculiar examples, in both English
and French, covering 70 pages to be discovered inside Palais magazine.
Published twice a year, Palais magazine offers an in-depth perspective on the exhibitions and program of the Palais de Tokyo. Palais allows people to see contemporary art in a topical way, as often as possible from the point of view of the artists themselves. Each issue of the magazine includes dossiers, interviews, essays, special projects and inserts, all contributed by artists, art critics, historians or theorists, making Palais magazine an essential tool for apprehending contemporary art.