“Palais de Tokyo is pursuing its commitment to urban art. By constantly renewing its relationship with the institution, while allotting pride of place to the infiltration of public spaces, its exploration and its misappropriation, street art is just like the way art is seen at the Palais de Tokyo: it stretches, penetrates, disturbs sometimes, until it becomes a territory. Our mission is to create a permeability in this territory, so that it can enrich substantially the ecosystem of art.” Jean de Loisy, President of Palais de Tokyo

In 2012, Palais de Tokyo initiated the LASCO PROJECT, to showcase artistic projects setting the street within artistic history in its building’s subterranean passages. Since December 2012, nearly sixty international artists have participated, from Futura 2000 to JR & OSGEMEOS, Cleon Peterson, Olivier Kosta-Théfaine, Stelios Faitakis, Mode 2, Boris Tellegen, Dran, Skki, Evol, Vhils, Azyle, Antwan Horfée and Ken Sortais, Lek & Sowat, O’clock or Craig Costello. All of these secret interventions which can be inaccessible, invisible or monumental, square up to Palais de Tokyo’s plain architecture and stand as one of the strangest urban art projects in a cultural centre. Whether as architectural ruins, inner demons, suburban violence, homelessness, social tensions, choreography of the body, or a political impulse on the walls, art imposes itself on the margins and disturbs the frontiers. It dives down into unknown dark gulches, spills out into Palais de Tokyo’s most official spaces, and sometimes escapes onto the street. When put in relation one with the other, these interventions show that the institution is a wasteland where the imaginary can run against the current.

Curator : Hugo Vitrani

Since 2012

LASCO#1 - December 2012 > June 2014:
LEK & SOWAT et leurs invités : ALEXONE, ANDRE, AZYLE, BABS, PHILIPPE BAUDELOCQUE, BLO, BOM.K, COKNEY, DEM189, DRAN, ETHER & UTAH, FUTURA 2000, HOCTEZ, HONDA (ARNAUD LIARD), HORFE, JAY ONE, KAN, KATRE, LEGZ, LEK, L’OUTSIDER, SILVIO MAGAGLIO, MODE 2, NASSYO, O’CLOCK, SEBASTIEN PRESCHOUX, RIZOTE, ROTI, SAMBRE, SETH, SKKI, SOWAT, SWIZ, VELVET, WXYZ, ZOER / et aussi : ALZO, APOTRE, BADHYPNOZ, BRUSK, BORE, BORIS, LARRY CLARK, MARTHA COOPER, CYRIAK, DEMON, DRAS, EMOY, EVOL, FLEO, GOMER, GRIS1, HOBZ, INE?, JACE, JAW, KE?BOY, KENO, KENCE, MEKO, NEXT, NICOLAS GZELEY, NIBOR REILUOS, OGRE, ONDE, PEAMS, PUSHER, MR. QUI, RUSTY, CLEON PETERSON, SEB174, SAEIO, SENGA, SINDE, SIRIUS, SMOE, SODA, SPE, TCHEKO, TEURK, VHILS, JACQUES VILLEGLE, WO, XABY

LASCO#2 - November 2013:
BORIS TELLEGEN

LASCO#3 - June 2014:
CLEON PETERSON
COKNEY
EVOL
FUTURA 2000
VHILS
HORFEE & KEN SORTAIS

LASCO#4 - May 2015:
CRAIG COSTELLO

LASCO#5/extra mural work - May 2016:
FELIPE PANTONE

LASCO#6- July 2016:
STELIOS FAITAKIS
JR ET OSGEMEOS
OLIVIER KOSTA-THEFAINE

LASCO#7- december 2016:
PHILIPPE BAUDELOCQUE
PABLO TOMEK