Marc-Olivier Wahler, the outgoing director of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, will open temporary art centres in Los Angeles and Paris next year. Chalet Hollywood will open at Los Angles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and Chalet Society will open on Boulevard Raspail on Paris' Left Bank.
Palais de Tokyo has previously organised exhibitions and artists projects under the name Les Chalets de Tokyo in Buenos Aires, Roswell in New Mexico, Edinburgh, Seoul, New York and Coimbra in Portugal. Wahler's new projects are an extension of this initiative. He says: “My idea is to reflect on whether an art centre is the best structure for showing art and as a place of production. Chalet Society and Chalet Hollywood will be a laboratory to test this hypothesis for the benefit of young artists and [to examine] how to use and share this knowledge.
Later next year Wahler plans to open a third chalet in Marrakech in collaboration with the artists' residency centre Dar Al-Ma'mun. “Each time the Chalet will respond to a context and local needs”, he says. Read more…