Le Théâtre des expositions

From wednesday 3 march to sunday 18 july

Wed. to Sun. 1pm - 7:30 pm

Palais des Beaux-Arts (salle Melpomène)

13 quai Malaquais, 75006 Paris

Masterpieces from the Beaux-Arts de Paris collection and creations of the School's young artists and their teachers are brought together in an uninterrupted succession of exhibitions. This composite, disordered and experimental scene is made of proposals that have been entirely finalized and others that are still in the process of being assembled or even elaborated. The whole is set in motion by a program of performances, concerts, readings, meetings and projections. This “exhibition” is written by the students of the "Exhibition-related careers” program*, accompanied by five young curators in residence and guided by the curators, theorists, professors and teams of the School.

The “Théâtre des expositions” will offer a special place to the use of voice, gesture and sound. The performative dimension will be present, opening to art as action and to reflections on the practices and forms of the exhibition as processes, experiences of transformation involving a direct relationship with the public. It is a question of approaching the exhibition in an infinity of gestures that appeal to all senses and claim formal invention between saying and doing. The attention is focused on the sounds, props, and sets that participate in the constitution of the work. To perceive and go through the exhibition differently.

Thus, for each of the projects, a series of adjacent events will function as extensions of the exhibitions. Performances, two-voice visits, sound intervention or specific radio transmission will reflect this interest in the exhibition as a source of knowledge and narrative potential. The studios of Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano, Emmanuelle Huynh, or Angelica Mesiti have been invited to make proposals.


* “Exhibition-related careers" program of Beaux-Arts de Paris is conceived in partnership with Palais de Tokyo.


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2, 5 or 10 €, the choice is yours!

The ticket office in charge invites each visitor coming to discover an exhibition at the Beaux-Arts de Paris to choose his or her entrance ticket from among 3 proposed rates: 2 €, 5 € or 10 €. Contribute according to your means, your passion and your desire for commitment!

Free of charge (on presentation of a valid receipt):

• under 18 years old

• students and teachers of the National Higher Schools of Art and Architecture of the Ministère de la Culture

• students from member institutions of the University of Paris-Sciences-et- Lettres (PSL)

• students of the École du Louvre

• holders of the Ministère de la Culture card

• Amis des Beaux-Arts de Paris

• card holder : Maison des Artistes, ICOM, ICOMOS, Association française des commissaires d’exposition (CEA)

• journalists

• jobseekers, recipients of minimum social benefits

• civilian disabled and war-disabled (with an attendant)

Exhibitions from Wednesday to Sunday

12 am –8 pm