LASCO PROJECT #1
The program of urban art at Palais de Tokyo
Initiated in 2012, the LASCO PROJECT reveals, in the meander undergrounds of the building of Palais de Tokyo, one of the most surprising urban art course in a cultural site. About sixty international artists that register the street in art history achieved some interventions, monumental for some, secret for others, that confront to the brute architecture of the Palais de Tokyo and infiltrate its interstitial spaces (hallways, stairs, passage) on more than 1 kilometre.
“The Palais de Tokyo continues its commitment towards urban art. Constantly renewing the rapport to the institution and according a place of honour to the infiltration of public space, to its exploration, its diversion, urban arts lie at the closest to the way we see art at the Palais de Tokyo: it extends, infiltrates, sometimes bothers until it becomes territory. Our mission is to create some permeability in this territory so it can drastically enrich the art ecosystem.” Jean de Loisy, President of Palais de Tokyo