10.26.2015

THE ART EXHIBIT FIAC IN THE STREETS OF PARIS





LA FIAC "HORS LES MURS".

Angela Bulloch, Heavy Metal Stack of Six

 Friends and I spent a day strolling through the streets of Paris last weekend to discover what art pieces on streets and places of Paris, in a few stores like Louis Vuitton, and cafés like the Café de Flore, (both in St Germain), one could encounter during the FIAC (Foire International d'Art Contemporain), Hors les murs: outside of the usual venue le Grand Palais on the right bank. 

 One could see a good number of pieces in the Jardin des Tuileries near the Louvre (including the piece above).
Xavier Veilhan, Rayons

My favorites: Ai Wei Wei's Chinese Zodiac signs "planted" all around one of the Jardin des Tuileries' pools. I still love them just as much as when they were on show in New York City in 2011.
Ai Wei Wei, Circle of Animals

And then there were these "installations" by the glass manufacturer/builder St Gobain which I found playful and stunning in spite of their lack of recognition as  "ART" but who were there, on the edge of the Place de la Concorde, to celebrate their 350 years in business. 4 "kiosks", were there to be "visited" but we chose not to queue, but rather, we just lingered and admired



This kiosks I found to be the most impressive, its reflections in striking contrast with the surrounding curlicues, gold detailing and vert de gris pedestals of the Place de la Concorde.

These pieces will be on display until the end of the month.

au revoir.







2 comments:

  1. Hello Jeanne-Aelia, This was a wonderful feature on art and I enjoyed it very much! Thank you for sharing this adventure with us!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
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