The proposed project must clearly demonstrate innovative thinking about exhibition formats. Whether it relates to a solo or a group exhibition, it must envisage occupying a surface area that can be as large as 250 sq. m. It must be capable of evolving in accordance with the technical constraints and the diversity of spaces that apply at the Palais de Tokyo. The selection will be made primarily on the basis of the inventiveness of the project, its curatorial boldness, and its relevance in the current
field of creative work. Applicants can indicate a preference as regards the typology of space best suited to their proposal. Applicants can be curators and/or artists.
The application file will consist of:
1. a statement of intent
2. an illustrated list of proposed artists (and/or works)
3. an estimated budget in euros comprising the items: production of works,
transport, materials and equipment required
4. a curriculum vitae
5. an artistic documentation giving a short description of the previous curatorial
projects carried out by the applicant
6. anything else likely to shed light on the proposed project
File to be forwarded before September 30, 2012,
- As a hard copy to: Palais de Tokyo, Young Curators, 13 av du président Wilson,
F-75116 Paris, France
Applicants must be under 40 years of age.
The Palais de Tokyo will bring together a jury consisting of seven curators from its team, its President, Jean de Loisy, and several suitably qualified notabilities. Following
an initial selection, the applicants chosen will present their proposal to the jury in person. The traveling expenses of the applicants selected to present their proposals
orally will be covered by the Palais de Tokyo. Between ten and fifteen winners will be named following this second phase.
FOLLOW-THROUGH OF THE PROJECT
Each winner will be assigned a curator as their main contact at the Palais de Tokyo and will be supported by the production service throughout the implementation of
the project. The total estimate budget for the season is 500,000 euros, excluding caretaking and security, mediation and communication. Each curator selected will
receive a sum of 1500 euros as a fee, not to be included in the estimated budget.
Call for applications: beginning of June 2012
Applications to be submitted before September 30, 2012
Oral interviews of those selected in the first round: November 5, 2012
Winners announced during the week of November 5, 2012
Exhibition: June 2013
For information, a plan of the Palais de Tokyo is appended. (click here