Today and I went to Pompidou and Palais du Tokyo. Woah. Pompidou has at least 4 galleries, each offering something completely different. Currently, René Magritte is being featured and... holy shit. I feel so inspired. He takes inspiration from classic philosophers like Pliny the Elder, and uses recurring motifs such as caves, curtains, and chairs. I much prefer philosophical art to political/social art. I relate to it more and find that I often share the artists' inspiration.
Palais du Tokyo was shocking. I read nothing about it beforehand, and went per recommendation of Nathan (thanks Nathan). Upon entering through a shade a beaded strings, you are greeted by a stranger who asks, "ce qui est l'énigme?", or in english, "what is the riddle?". Based on your response, they choose a direction to send you in. The lower level is a mostly empty warehouse with a male and female being intimate in slow motion in the middle of the room. There are various rooms to enter with different forms of light/sound performance art. The most interesting piece is about progress. You are greeted by a child who asks, "what is progress?". After a few minutes of talking with this child, who you are constantly walking with, you are passed off to a young adult who you will continue the conversation with, still walking. Next, you will engage in conversation with an adult and finally an old man. By the completion of the piece, you have walked through a number of rooms and down a staircase (I am guessing the downward motion symbolizes death). The old man left me with the maxim, "keep good company".