Le Théâtre des Expositions - EN version

From wednesday 24 march to sunday 2 january

Wed. to Sun. 12am - 6 pm

Palais des Beaux-Arts (salle Melpomène)

13 quai Malaquais, 75006 Paris

Due to the latest government regulations, the Exhibition Theatre will unfortunately not be accessible to the public for the time being. For the moment it is open from 03 to 20/03 only by appointment to professionals in the strictest respect of sanitary conditions.

For the first time, the program at the Palais des Beaux-Arts is entirely conceived, developed and implemented by the 25 students of the Artists & Exhibition Professions program and the 11 young curators in residence at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Together, they imagined 24 exhibitions, presented without interruption, between March and January, in a set of rooms fitted out for the occasion. Each in its own way, these exhibitions travel through time, confronting heritage works from the School's collections with contemporary works by professors and students. This joyful, disordered and experimental laboratory brings into play the very principle of exhibition with forms that are still unspeakable, sometimes disconcerting.

From March 2021 to January 2022, masterpieces from the Beaux-Arts de Paris collections and the creations of the School's young artists and their professors are brought together in an uninterrupted succession of exhibitions. In this composite piece, proposals that have been entirely finalized cohabit with others that are still in the process of being assembled or even developed. It is written by the students of the first two classes of the Artists & Exhibition Professions  program of the Beaux-Arts de Paris*, accompanied by young curators in residence and guided by the curators, theorists, professors and teams of the School.

The Exhibition Theater will be brought to life through a program of performances, concerts, readings, screenings, two-voice visits, sound interventions or radio transmissions that translate, in different ways, this interest in the exhibition as a narrative potential.

*Created in 2019, the Artists & Exhibition Professions program allows 3rd and 4th year students to train in production, direction, scenography, mediation and all trades related to the presentation and dissemination of art. As part of this training, a residency is offered to young curators who can work for one year at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. The Artists & Exhibition Professions program at the Beaux-Arts de Paris is designed in partnership with the Palais de Tokyo.


The "Théâtre des expositions" is developed and realized by the first two classes

Promotion 2019/2020: Lina Benzerti, Brune Doummar, Milana Dzhabrailova, Sarah Konté, Corentin Leber, Chongyan Liu, Victoire Mangez, Bram Niesz, Yannis Ouaked, Violette Wood, Kenza Zizi.
Resident curators 2019/2020: Simona Dvořáková, Marie Grihon, César Kaci, Alice Narcy, Esteban Neveu Ponce.

Promotion 2020/2021: Soraya Abdelhouaret, Paul-Emile Bertonèche, Yucegul Cirak, Andreas Fevrier, Daniel Galicia, Alexandre Gras, Raphael Guillet, Thibault Hiss, Hélène Janicot, Elladj Lincy, Anna Oarda, Céleste Philippot, Océane Pilastre, Libo Wei.
Resident curators 2020/2021: Noam Alon, Antoine Duchenet, Lou Ferrand, Céline Furet, Juliette Hage, Lila Torqueo.



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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