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Jean de Loisy Lecture Video Details Palais de Tokyo History & Upcoming Louvre, Pompidou Shows

On November 8, one of France’s leading proponents of contemporary art, Palais de Tokyo president Jean de Loisy, lectured at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. During the talk—presented by the Canadian Art Foundation International Speaker Series in collaboration with the Consulat général de France à Toronto and the Power Plant—Loisy spoke about his curatorial approach and about some of the exhibitions he is working on for the future.

Among these projects is a show on “simple shapes” at Centre Pompidou-Metz that includes everything from boomerangs to Brancusi sculptures; a series of summer 2013 projects at the Palais de Tokyo and elsewhere that are based on an open call to curators under the age of 40; and a time-travelling survey at the Louvre that includes contemporary works like Geoffrey Farmer’s The Last Two Million Years alongside ancient artifacts. The full lecture is viewable in the following video.


For more information about upcoming talks in the Canadian Art Foundation International Speaker Series, please visit our Events page. For more videos of lectures from this series, please visit our Talks page.

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