Visions: Art Museums for the 21st Century [fr]

The Embassy of France in Canada and the National Gallery of Canada jointly present two exceptional conferences honouring the directors of leading French cultural institutions.

VISIONS: ART MUSEUMS FOR THE 21st CENTURY

Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Free entry, no reservations required

Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada

In French with simultaneous interpretation in English

A project sponsored jointly by the National Gallery of Canada
and the Embassy of France in Canada.


Within the context of France’s vibrant contemporary art scene, the Visions: Art Museums for the 21st century series aims to highlight the changes that museums in France have undergone.

From the major projects to convert emblematic Parisian structures (Palais de Tokyo, Grand Palais), to the successful initiatives to decentralize culture (Centre Pompidou-Metz), as well as others that are still in progress (Louvre-Lens), Visions: Art Museums for the 21st century presents a more general look at the current issues and challenges facing artistic institutions.

This event is intended for the general public and specialists alike.



Presentations by Laurent Le Bon, Director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz
and Jean de Loisy, President of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Followed by a discussion moderated by Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery of Canada





Centre Pompidou-Metz: The Centre Pompidou-Metz represents the first decentralization of a public cultural establishment in France.

True to the values that characterize the Centre Pompidou—generosity, openness to all sectors of the public and to all forms of art creation—the Centre Pompidou-Metz embodies the renewal of its essential mission to serve as a platform for exchange between French society and artistic creation.

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Laurent Lebon,
has just been appointed for a second term as head of this institution that has welcomed one million visitors since its opening one year ago; he will share its aims and ambitions.


Palais de Tokyo: Vibrant, cheerful, adventurous, offbeat and ambitious, a place of exchange and of surprises, the Palais de Tokyo, created ten years ago, has been a pioneer in the movement of reconciliation between the City of Light and contemporary art.

In 2012, the Palais de Tokyo became one of the major sites dedicated to contemporary art in Europe.

It has grown in size from 8,000 m² to 22,000 m². It owes its success, its spirit of adventure and its new space for the use of artists to the ability of the Palais to imagine and open up new paths.

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Jean de Loisy will speak about the ways of rethinking the role of cultural institutions in our ever-accelerating lives.










Free entry, no reservations required

Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada

In French with simultaneous interpretation in English

Saturday, September 29 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Saturday, November 10 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM

A project sponsored jointly by the National Gallery of Canada
and the Embassy of France in Canada.

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Dernière modification : 12/11/2012

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