For its fourth edition, the L’Envers du décor festival is going digital and transforming the building and its ornaments into a theater.
Follow artists and go to the other side of the set. The invitation seduces. It is all the more bewitching as it takes place between the walls of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, where the Élysée has just appointed a new director in the person of Pap Ndiaye, historian specializing in the social history of the United States and minorities.
The building, built in 1931 as a Colonial Museum, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. The new director of the public establishment’s mission is to initiate new projects which ensure national and international influence, particularly in countries around the world from which immigrants have come since the 19th century.e century. It will also have to redefine the route of the Immigration Museum. And enhance the exceptional heritage of the palace. This brings together some of the greatest talents of Art Deco.
A lush forest of sculptures and frescoes
From the colonnaded facade, designed by Albert Laprade, to the terrace punctuated by lanterns, to the ten lacquer panels designed by Jean Dunand and the furniture in rosewood veneer,
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