AGI Open Paris

Monday – Thursday
18 – 22.09.2017


Sep 18 Monday Day 1 Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe

Situated in the heart of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, close to the Luxembourg gardens, the Théâtre de l’Odéon was inaugurated in 1782. During the French Revolution it was named “the theatre of the French Revolution”. Together with its second auditorium – Les Ateliers Berthier (17th arrondissement) – it is part of the Théâtre de l’Europe. The outside is reminiscent of the grandeur of the monuments of Ancient Greece with their cubic shapes, Doric columns and austere facades. The Théâtre de l’Odéon stages plays by classic and contemporary playwrights. 

Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe
1, place de l’Odéon
75006 Paris
T +33 1 44 85 40 00
metro line 4 / Odéon

Sep 19 Tuesday Day 2 EnsAD – École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

The École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs was founded in 1766 (by letter patent of King Louis XV) and occupies a distinguished place in the history of creation, decorative arts, and design in France. Its goal was to develop arts-related professions and thereby to increase the quality of industrial products. Starting in the 1930s, it incorporated new fields, including the graphic arts. In 1932, the graphic artist Cassandre created a course on advertising posters, open to the general public. In 1966, Jean Widmer brought about a similar revolution in graphic arts, which was to become visual communication. Since 1990, the School reinforced its professional approach and anticipated the computer revolution by being one of the very first art schools to include multimedia in its curriculum.
Former students of the École des Arts Déco include: Henri Matisse, Auguste Rodin, Francis Picabia, Fernand Léger, Jean-Paul Goude, Annette Messager, Grapus (Pierre Bernard and Gérard Paris-Clavel), …

31, rue d’Ulm
75005 Paris 
T +33 1 42 34 97 00
metro line 7 / Place Monge
metro line 10 / Cardinal Lemoine
RER line B / Luxembourg

Sep 20 Wednesday Day 3 Maison de la Radio — Studio 104

An iconic place, the Maison de la Radio is a building that powerfully invokes both fame and image. Located on the edge of the Seine in the 16th arrondissement, the Maison de la Radio, also known as ‘Maison Ronde’ is a building filled with history designed by the architect Henry Bernard in 1963 and is a unique place for the expression of radio, music and creation. It is also a place of sharing and performances that offers a unique and friendly visiting experience, with exceptional acoustics and architecture, to the entirely renovated studio 104 and to the renovated rooms. The Maison de la Radio offers numerous cultural projects (concerts, events, public broadcasts, family workshops, shows, etc.). 

Maison de la Radio – Studio 104
116, avenue du Président Kennedy
75016 Paris
T +33 1 56 40 22 22
metro line 6 / Passy
metro line 9 / Ranelagh
RER line C / Avenue du Président Kennedy

Sep 21 Thursday Day 4 Palais de Tokyo – Yoyo

The Palais de Tokyo was built in 1937 for the Paris International Exhibition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life. Entirely renovated in April 2012 by the architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vasall, the site offers visitors exhibitions, meetings, screenings, concerts and performances in a 22,000 m² space spread across 4 floors. The Palais de Tokyo is the dynamic place of choice for the artists of our time. It is also the largest center for contemporary artistic creation in all of Europe, as well as a one-of-a-kind exhibition space. A rebellious wasteland with the air of a Palace, an anti-museum in permanent transformation, the Palais de Tokyo has kept Paris full of life and on its toes since 2002. At once welcoming and challenging, generous and cutting edge, inviting and radical, poetic and transgressive, it is a space to learn, to experience, to feel, and to live – a space from which the unexpected springs forth. Driven by the desire to change our vision of art, the Palais de Tokyo invites us to bear witness to the audacities of our time and to live the experience of art in the making, in all its guises.

Palais de Tokyo – Yoyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75016 Paris
T +33 1 81 97 35 88 
metro line 9 / Iéna
RER line C / Pont de l’Alma 

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