A stark, industrial space overlooking the Seine River and adjoining the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Tokyo Palace (Palais de Tokyo) offers a striking canvas for contemporary art installations. The gallery has no permanent exhibition; instead, it hosts an ever-changing series of contemporary art exhibitions in its gigantic exhibition hall, with past artists including Mika Rottenberg, Jean-Michel Alberola, Simon Evans, Stéphane Calais and Sara Favriau.
A modern meeting place for artists, the Tokyo Palace has earned a reputation for its innovative and interactive exhibitions, with works ranging from thought-provoking conceptual pieces to offbeat graffiti works and large-scale avant-garde pieces. Alongside the main exhibition hall, there’s also the Pavilion, a space devoted to upcoming artists; an art bookshop; and a terrace restaurant and café with views across the river to the Eiffel Tower.
The Tokyo Palace is located on avenue du Président Wilson in Paris’s 16th arrondissement, close to the Trocadéro. Opening hours are daily (except Tuesday) from midday to midnight and admission is €10.