Posts Tagged ‘space’

Second Amazing Exhibition for the Week

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Yesterday I cancelled plans at the last minute (very rude of me) to catch a train to Rouen to see an exhibition. My friends and avid exhibition visitors (they have seen EVERY exhibition in Paris in three months. They deserve medals.), Viola and Enrico, invited me to go with them to see XYZT, an exhibition by Adrien M and Claire B at Hanger 23. The week-long exhibition was closing on Sunday so it was our last opportunity to see it – and WOW.

XYZT exhibition

XYZT

XYZT exhibition

XYZT

Unfortunately only half of the exhibition had been brought to Rouen but what was on show was brilliant. There were four different spaces where light, projections and sound moved, changed, or created patterns through interaction with the viewer. You could walk on waves of light that created new shapes with your steps, blow into holes to make projected letters fly through the air, and watch your projected image curve into positions you never thought your could achieve without years of intense yoga.

There is also a theatre performance that sits alongside this exhibition that I would love to go and see. I think it may be going to Lyon next month so I might have to make a weekend trip to see it.

Colours, Colours, Colours

Friday, May 25th, 2012

I had a wonderful, visually provocative experience today when I went to the current exhibition at the Grand Palais. Each year an artist is invited to create a piece within the amazing, huge, open space inside the Grand Palais. For those of you who have visited Paris, you may know that this space is reserved for exhibitions and salons and usually isn’t easy to get into, and with its huge glass ceiling it is one of those places you fantasise about what it is like inside. So here was my chance.

I had been inside once before for a book salon and so knew the space was amazing. This time it was breath taking. Artist, Daniel Buren has been invited this year to create a work and he has filled the expansive area with large coloured circles that are suspended above you. You walk through this maze of colour and as the sun flows in through the glass room, the floor is covered in discs of blue, green, yellow and orange. It was just BEAUTIFUL.

Everyone needs to get on a plane and come to Paris now, just to experience this. Or just look at some of my photos.

Daniel Buren exhibition

Daniel Buren exhibition

Daniel Buren exhibition

Daniel Buren exhibition

Daniel Buren exhibition