While I was in Paris a couple of weeks ago, I took the opportunity to go check out Le Grand Palais to see La Monumenta, an installation from the French conceptual artist Buren.
I actually got to cross of two things from my to-do list as I had never seen the inside of the Grand Palais and always wanted to see Buren’s work.
The space was truly breathtaking with its beautiful glass domes and gorgeous staircases. It also felt nice to see that Paris was following the footsteps of the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern by commissioning artists to play with such a historical and monumental space.
Buren’s installation was also a great fit for the space: hundreds of colourful disks put together to create an intricate and mesmerizing kaleidoscope underneath the coupole.
We walked underneath, above and alongside the installation and each point of view gave us a different appreciation of the piece.
It was playful and bold, just the way I like most things in life.