Palais de Tokyo
One of the organisations that Jean-François and Marie-Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre love to support is the Palais de Tokyo, one of the largest centres for contemporary artistic creation in Europe, as well as a one-of-a-kind exhibition space.
Based in Paris, and open from noon to midnight, it is a dynamic place for the artists to meet, explore ideas and exhibit their creations.
The couple are “Friends of the Palais de Tokyo” and Marie-Laure was elected for a three-year term to the Board of Directors of the Tokyo Art Club, which was created in 2009 by the Palais de Tokyo’s private patrons.
Twice a month, the Tokyo Art Club invites personalities from the art world such as artists, directors of the major international biennales, foreign exhibition curators etc. to the centre. Other invitees include up-and-coming or established creators from other disciplines, such as design, cinema or theatre.
A reception is organised to enable members and speakers to discuss a wide variety of topics, in a festive, intimate and welcoming atmosphere.
The Club currently boasts over 100 members from more than 30 countries and from all age groups. It is an eclectic group who all share a common love of art and a passion for new discoveries.
The Palais de Tokyo has been described as a "rebellious wasteland with the air of a Palace, an anti-museum in permanent transformation" that has kept Paris full of life and on its toes since 2002.