Daniels Buren’s colourful transparent discs suspended on black/white columns has been this year’s grand display at the Grand Palais. Buren’s exhibit is the fifth in what is now becoming a tradition of the Grand Palais. Every year since 2007, as the Exhibit brochure puts it, “MONUMENTA invites as artist of international stature to move into the Nave of the Grand Palais.” In previous years the Palais has given a home to the works of Anish Kapoor (2011), Christian Boltanski (2010), Richard Serra (2008) and Anselm Kiefer (2007).
Interesting fact: The Nave of the Grand Palais measures 13,500square metres and is 45 metres high.
On my visit, I took in the kaleidoscope of colours and had a coffee at the Partner’s Cafe under the rainbow-like effect. The exhibit ends early tomorrow, with the evening being taken up by a concert under Buren’s colourful art as part of the Fête de la Musique sessions.
A great deal of pictures here.
(Nave of the Grand Palais)
Av. du Général Eisenhower