MONUMENTA in Paris is an ambitious artistic work organized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication based at the recently renovated Grand Palais, one of the great historic buildings of Paris created for the 1900 Exposition Universelle.
For the past five years MONUMENTA has invited an internationally renowned contemporary artist to take over the 13,500m² 35m high space of the Grand Palais Nave with an artwork specially created for the event and this year Daniel Buren is set to wow visitors with his in situ work Excentrique.
Daniel Buren is one of France’s most internationally renowned and honoured artists. With more than 2000 worldwide exhibitions under his belt including his famous transformation of the Guggenheim in New York he is known for his innovative works of art utilising a range of visual tools.
Excentrique has been designed specifically for MONUMENTA to be set up and seen in situ. Running from 10 May 2012 until June 21 2012, the exhibition promises to be an exciting modern art masterpiece as spectators are invited to become active participants in the unveiling and creation of a brand new artwork and space.
For more details and opening times see the MONUMENTA website.