Monumenta 2012 - Daniel Buren

Submitted by A-PP on Tue, 2012-06-26 23:58

Monumenta 2012 - Daniel Buren
Monumenta 2012 - Daniel Buren
Monumenta 2012 - Daniel Buren
Monumenta 2012 - Daniel Buren
Monumenta 2012 - Daniel Buren
Monumenta 2012 - Daniel Buren
Monumenta 2012 - Daniel Buren
Monumenta 2012 - Daniel Buren
Monumenta 2012 - Daniel Buren

This year, Grand Palais invited artist Daniel Buren for its Monumenta exhibit. The dimensions of the Grand Palais are such, that the techniques developed in 1900 to build the steel and glass roof, were later applied to erect the Eiffel Tower. At such a scale, the artist is challenged with a monumental open-space.

As I entered the exhibit, Buren’s production put a happy smile on my face. Every time the sun managed to push a ray of bright light through the rainy 2012 spring Parisian skies, my smile would grow, while the children all across the space would start screaming in excitement, the mothers not caring the less.

Date of publication: 
26
June
2012