Embroidered hospital scrub top, ca. 1968
Summer of Love

Art, Fashion and Rock & Roll

June 20 – October 28, 2019

It was the climax of the hippie movement: In 1967, hundreds of thousands of people flocked to San Francisco to celebrate the “Summer of Love.” It was a time of profound change—not only in art, fashion, and music, but also in society. Against the backdrop of the bloody war in Vietnam, love and peace became a life feeling for an entire generation. Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll brings these culturally and politically eventful years to life at the PalaisPopulaire. The show, conceived by de Young Museum in San Francisco, presents iconic rock posters, photographs, interactive music and lightshows, avant-garde films, record covers, and costumes—an homage to the spirit of optimism of the late 1960s.

Organized in collaboration with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Caline Aoun's ink fountain in the exhibition Seeing is believing
Caline Aoun

Deutsche Bank's "Artist of the Year" 2018/19

November 15, 2019 – March 2, 2020

The PalaisPopulaire presents the first large-scale solo-exhibition in Europe by the Lebanese artist Caline Aoun, Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” 2018. Aoun's practice takes place between an alternating of physicality and "digitality", abstraction and concreteness, repeatedly questioning where tangible representation fails human perception. Indeed, her work has the incredible aspect of turning the invisible into something visible. Throughout topographical studies she engages with spaces materially, altering the surfaces and transforming them.