Daniel Buren has punctuated the last 40 years of art with unforgettable interventions, controversial critical texts, thought-provoking public art projects and engaging collaborations with artists from different generations. Buren’s latest work, Excentriques forms part of Monumenta 12 at the Grand Palais in Paris. An artistic interaction on an unparalleled scale, Monumenta 2012 continues until 21 June 2012. We’ve heard it’s going to be sunny in Paris this weekend and the moment when the sunlight comes through the vast glass atrium of the Grand Palais transforms the work into a glistening and vibrant coloured pool of light. It’s not to be missed.
Monumenta 12: Daniel Buren’s Kaleidoscopic Vision at the Grand Palais, Paris
Bettina, Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris
This exhibition in the Marais district of Paris looks at Bettina, the signature model of the 1950s, in photographs and sketches from an array of practitioners. The work studies her life, beginning with her childhood spent in Normandy.
Review of Ivan Argote: Strengthlessness, Galerie Perrotin
Colombian artist Ivan Argote has been based in France since 2005, where he commenced studies at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts. He works with a multitude of media, always being provocative in his statements.
Suspension Art at FIAC 2014, Grand Palais, Paris
FIAC was once again a resounding success. While the Grand Palais hosted well-established artists, and a few no-risk galleries, the (Off)icial branch of FIAC held in the Cité de la Mode et du Design allowed visitors to get a taste of less well-known artists.