The time is the return of women in the culture. And the choice of Emma Lavigne to lead the Palais de Tokyo – flagship facility for the emerging contemporary art, and without a captain since the departure of Jean de Loisy party in January directing the École supérieure des beaux-arts – is finally imposed. It’s been eight months that his name was circulating for this key position, with the tandem Dorothée Dupuis and Gaël Charbau and Simons Castets.

It is a promotion but also a big challenge – we know that his predecessor has struggled to find the money and sponsors to mount large-scale exhibitions! – for the one who had led until then, the Centre Pompidou Metz. At the end of 2014. Emma Lavigne, 51 years old, had succeeded to Laurent Le Bon, party at the Picasso Museum. In Metz, she is doing great things, especially with the exhibition Warhol which welcomed 160 000 visitors! The task had not been easy, because the budget had been revised downwards. But the director has made the museum a place …

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