Futur, Ancien, Fugitif, the exhibition at Paris Palais de Tokyo

From October 16, 2019 to January 5, 2020 Palais de Tokyo invites contemporary art loves to come and discover its exhibition called “Futur, Ancien, Fugitif” [Future, Ancient, Fugitive].

When artists try to escape the definitions of art… This is the idea that the Palais de Tokyo tries to convey with the Futur, Ancien, Fugitif running from October 16, 2019 to January 5, 2020. A retrospective starring many artists from the French scene and elsewhere and from different generations, but who all share a common point: they are revealing contemporary art in France!

All in all, 44 artists take over all the spaces of the museum to tell us their story, through works and try to answer various question asked within this exhibition: who are these contemporary artists? What do they say about today and even tomorrow? What are the “genealogies contaminating and feeding their thoughts and practices”? A French art scene that finally has no common denominator since all these artists escape as much as they can from the definitions, genders and even categories.

A “borderless territory” that the Palais de Tokyo tries to study in order to report this “rich and fragmented landscape”. And an exhibition borrowing its title from Oliver Cadiot’s novel out in 1993 described as “the utterance of what – in the fragility of the moment – owes to the always changing aspirations of a world to come and the still strong agitations of the past”. Let’s go to the Palais de Tokyo, shall we?

Laurent P.
Last updated on 29 July 2019

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Opening Time
From 16 October 2019 to 5 January 2020



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    75116 Paris 16

    Métro ligne 9 station "Iéna" ou Alma-Marceau"

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