AGI Congress Paris

17 – 22.09.2017

Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine

Sep 17
Sunday evening

Situated at the Palais de Chaillot, opposite the Eiffel Tower, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine introduces 1,000 years of architectural creations. The museum offers visitors the rich architectural heritage of France, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Diverse temporary exhibitions (monographs of architects, exhibitions relating to current themes etc.) focus on history or the challenges of today. In the typical architectural style of the 1930s, the Cité offers exceptional views of the Eiffel Tower, Paris and the Seine. 

Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
Auditorium / Terrace
7, avenue Albert de Mun
75016 Paris
T +33 1 58 51 52 00
metro line 9 / Iéna or Trocadéro
metro line 6 / Trocadéro

Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe

Sep 18
Day 1

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

EnsAD – École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

Sep 19
Day 2

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

Maison de la Radio – Studio 104

Sep 20
Day 3

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 Avenue du Pdt Kennedy

Palais de Tokyo – Yoyo

Sep 21
Day 4

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

Palais de Tokyo – Le Saut du Loup

Sep 21
Thursday evening
Dinner, dancing and drinks

The AGI Congress will end with a special dinner party in yet another space within the Palais de Tokyo. Food will be taken care by The Fooding (to be confirmed).

Palais de Tokyo – Le Saut du Loup
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


Centre Pompidou

Sep 22
General Assembly

An icon of 20th-century architecture. Designed as an “evolving spatial diagram” by architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, the architecture of the Centre Pompidou boasts a series of technical characteristics that make it unique in the world – the inspiration, even the prototype, of a new generation of museums and cultural centres. It is distinctive firstly in the way it frees up the space inside, with each floor extending through the building entirely uninterrupted by load-bearing structures. The works of iconic artists are displayed over two sections: the modern period, from 1905 to 1960 (Matisse, Picasso, Dubuffet, etc.), and the contemporary period, from 1960 to the present day (Andy Warhol, Niki de Saint Phalle, Anish Kapoor, etc.). Its innovative, even revolutionary character has made the Centre Pompidou one of the most emblematic buildings of the 20th century. The Centre celebrates it’s 40th birthday this year.

Centre Pompidou
Petite salle, level -1
Place Georges-Pompidou
75004 Paris
T +33 1 44 78 12 33
metro line 11 / Rambuteau

Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian

Sep 19
Tuesday evening
Day 2

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation delegation in France intends to contribute to a deep reflexion on the most important themes of our contemporary society in all areas of culture, social economy and the foundations world, as well as to participate to the divulgation of Portuguese language, simultaneously to the development of a quality programme of conferences and international art exhibitions.

“Tête-bêche, portrait bibliographique de Paulo de Cantos”
Author, publisher, scholar, bibliophile, pedagogue, bookseller, philanthropist and amateur typographer, Paulo de Cantos holds a special place in Portuguese artistic modernity. From the 20s to the 60s, he wrote, designed and published books with a complementary and didactic vocation. His constantly renewed typographic and literary eccentricity builds up a verve for transmission and sharing influenced by progressive pedagogies. From the anatomy course to the textbook for a new universal alphabet script, this exhibition will present a large part of his print works, comprising a bibliographic portrait of his ambivalent persona.

Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian – Délégation en France
39, bd de La Tour-Maubourg
75007 Paris
T +33 1 53 85 93 93
metro line 8 / La Tour-Maubourg

Le Signe, centre national du graphisme in Chaumont

Sep 23
Excursion (optional)

Le Signe, centre national du graphisme is organizing the Biennale de design graphique de Chaumont (from 13 May to 24 september 2017). This event is the latest of 26 editions of a major festival for graphic design and for Chaumont.
Le Signe now offers this permanent venue for the discipline and its actors.

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