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.

Convivial and challenging, generous and cutting edge, inviting and radical, poetic and transgressive, the Palais de Tokyo is a space to learn, to experience, to feel, and to live – a space from which the unexpected springs forth.
— Jean de Loisy, president of the Palais de Tokyo since 2012