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: 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, Futura, Mode 2 and Boris Tellegen interviewed by Nicolas Gzeley, with an original visual contribution. 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©, Vhils, Fabrice Yencko interviewed by Hugo Vitrani, 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, as well as books for further reading selected by Nicolas Gzeley and Hugo Vitrani.
Published twice a year, Palais
magazine offers an in-depth perspective on the exhibitions and program of the Palais de Tokyo
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.