I took my son to Daniel Buren's exhibit at the Grand Palais. If there's something we both love, it's viewing art.
Children love colors and shapes ... so from birth, I've taken my son to hundreds of exhibits and laugh at his reaction.
When François Hollande won as French President, one of the first things he did was drop by this exhibit. I had to do the same.
|An annual encounter in Paris' Grand Palais.|
|French Artist Daniel Buren rethinks the Grand Palais.|
|Changing how we view the Nave which measures 45 meters high.|
|The artist is known for using strong color.|
|Mirrored discs on the floor.|
Monumenta is a unique spectacle unrivalled in the world. Every year, an artist of international stature moves into the Nave of the Grand Palais - a huge space measuring 13,500 square meters and 45 meters high - with a brand new work, created especially for it.
Since the work of Daniel Buren is a place of encounters, emotions and surprises ... it becomes a meeting place for artists, musicians, dancers, creative people from every field. On my visit, a group of dancers were gathered for an exercise.
The best part was when I entered a taxi after the exhibit. The taxi driver candidly discussed with me what he thought of Daniel Buren. He didn't like Buren's work at the Palais Royal, so he asked me what I thought of Monumenta. This confirms my love for Paris, where you can discuss art with almost anyone.