I thought it being a Sunday, not to mention a cold day it would be fairly quiet; this was not the case. While some Parisians were enjoying the comforts of their cosy apartments, others were taking in the jovial atmospheres of warm and loud brasseries; I do love how, irrespective of the weather, visiting your neighbourhood brasserie is very much the thing to do. The more popular ones are always overflowing.
The rest had much the same idea as I- a visit to the museum. There were throngs of people at the Pompidou Centre and I along with them spent a great deal of time taking in Yayoi Kusama‘s exhibition. It was the last day of the exhibition which might explain the crowds. There were some installations and sculptures that I found really bizarre; some like the Infinity Nets had me thinking, ‘how long did that take?’ and others felt like a jaunt at the amusement park- like the hall of mirrors, the suspended lights in dark room, and the pervasive Polka Dot theme in all her work.
A great website that curates all things art, including Kusama’s work is Arsty. More information by Artsy on Kusama can be seen here.
Place Georges Pompidou
Rue du Renard
|A series of photographs by David Goldblatt|
|The Missionary, 2002 by Marlene Dumas|