Following the installations by Anish Kapoor in 2011 and "PERSONNES"in 2010, now Monumenta 2012 invited famed French artist Daniel Buren for the fifth edition of the annual challenge to create an installation that will fill the soaring nave of Paris' Grand Palais. Buren's take on the site-specific concept is "Excentrique(s), travail in situ".
True to its name, what Buren has created can best be described as eccentric—a rainbow forest of hundreds of transparent, sunshade-like plastic saucers planted on flagstaffs spreads over the entire area of the 13,500-square-meter space, playing with the light pouring into the huge, glassy cupola to cover the ground with colorful reflected spots.
Every days except Tuesdays, from 10am to 7pm Mondays and Wednesdays and 10am to midnight from Tuesday to Sunday.
Grand Palais, Nef – Porte Nord. Avenue Winston Churchill. 75008 Paris. France.
Métro ligne 1, 9 et 13 Champs-Elysées Clemenceau or Franklin Roosevelt.