Childhood. Another banana day for the dream-fish

22 Jun 2018 – 9 Sep 2018

Regular hours

12:00 – 22:00
12:00 – 22:00
12:00 – 22:00
12:00 – 22:00
12:00 – 22:00
12:00 – 23:59

Cost of entry

Full rate €12.00 — Concessions €9.00

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Palais de Tokyo

Île-de-France, France


Travel Information

  • routes 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 92
  • line 9 / Iéna and Alma Marceau stations
  • line C / Pont de l’Alma station
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How are the sense of wonder, the capacity to invent worlds, but also childhood fears and anxieties, constructed and become determined, in different contexts? The exhibition Another banana day for the dream-fish, after the modified title of a story by J.D. Salinger, tries to provide an answer by making us travel from everyday, intimate territories to fantasy worlds, through a series of fragments of an identity in permanent construction.

Like a tale in its principle and construction, with multiple levels of interpretation, addressed at once to children and adults, with its numerous rites of passage, the exhibition invites visitors, “from 7 to 77”, to cross through a variety of initiatory trials, while confronting themselves with the strange and the stranger.

The exhibition, conceived thanks to a partnership with the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, has been devised in complicity with the artist and filmmaker Clément Cogitore. As the exhibition’s dramaturg, he has imagined a series of rooms, atmospheres and scenes in collaboration with craftsmen, invited to be genuine interpreters of the director’s intentions; the materials and their use having been chosen for the emotional power they give off. Through this collaboration, the work of craftsmen is thus once again being highlighted, uniting knowhow and creative daring.

This exhibition, conceived with the Japanese curator Kodama Kanazawa and co-organized with the Japan Foundation, is part ofJaponismes 2018, and will be an opportunity for visitors to appreciate the works of a good twenty international artists, six of them being Japanese, and to discover an original collaboration with the mangaka Yûichi Yokoyama. 

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Sandra Adam-Couralet

Yoann Gourmel

Kodama Kanazawa

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Sharon Lockhart

Philippe Grandrieux

Rachel Rose

Ugo Rondinone

Megan Rooney

David Douard

Amabouz Taturo


Yûichi Yokoyama

Anita Molinero

Tomoaki Suzuki

Takashi Kuribayashi

Jean-Marie Appriou

Jonathan Monaghan

Caroline Achaintre

Kiki Smith

Daiga Grantina

Yuko Mohri

Chihiro Mori

Keita Miyazaki

Anna Hulačová

Sabrina Vitali


Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Binelde Hyrcan

Petrit Halilaj


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