Palais de Tokyo’s President, Jean de Loisy at SAM-NHB Academy talk
Jean de Loisy, President of the Palais de Tokyo, a 21st-century cultural institution where today’s artists and different sectors of the public can explore the emergence of groundbreaking ways of doing things, thinking and living, will be the guest speaker at the SAM-NHB Academic talk on Friday 25 January 2013.
A freelance exhibition curator with many positions in a wide range of cultural institutions, he directed and co-directed various art institutions in France, including the Pays de la Loire Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, one of the first Regional Contemporary Art Funds to be set up. He was also entrusted with the task of introducing contemporary creative work into historic monuments at the Ministry of Culture, before becoming deputy director of Nîmes Museum, which he fulfilled for two years until 1991. In 1990 he became the curator of the Fondation Cartier, then from 1994 to 1997, a curator at the Centre Georges Pompidou. In addition, he was an critic for the program peinture fraîche on France Culture from 1996 to 2006. He was appointed director of programmes for Mission 2000 in France in 1997 and President of the Palais de Tokyo in June 2011.
Date: 25 January 2013, 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Venue: Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
Admission is free upon prior registration.
To register please contact Geraldine_Hebras@nhb.gov.sg