Palais de Tokyo et La Fée Électricité


I had long been looking forward to visiting the Palais de Tokyo. TimeOut said it was  a quirky museum of modern art. So we went last night, Claudia, Georgia and I. It looked great from the outside, there was a cool colour changing sign and a fair few people going in. We went in the evening since it has such weird opening times (12-midnight!) Tickets were free, and we soon found out why.. The museum was basically unfinished, It was like a building site, concrete everywhere and building tools, bits that were taped off. And it was also very confusing trying to find the exhibitions that were open. We had thought there was one called Imaginez Imaginaire but it seemed to have been closed early. We saw a couple of pieces, one a big multicoloured ramp which was fun and then there were a few weird videos and a pre recorded sound of a man clicking his tongue – which we thought someone was doing round the corner! To illustrate just how bizarre the art was, one bit was a study of Mcdonalds chicken nuggets – a video of people stacking them up, then a picture of a giant nugget! We left fairly quickly and decided to check out the Musée de L’Art Moderne which happened to be next door. We saw one piece which was an entire room consisting of painted panels called La Fée Électricité – The Electricity Fairy. Its by Raoul Dufy and took him about a year to paint. Its aim was to demonstrate the value and role of electricity in our lives. It certainly was beautiful, and the room was huge!!! You could hear your voice echoing. Unfortunately the rest of the permanent exhibitions which were free were closed, so we decided to come back another time. On the way to the metro I took some lovely photos of the Eiffel Tower and we left just on the hour so caught it at its most beautiful – sparkling…

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