Mr Pinault had the Ile Segur in mind to create a home for his immense collection but had made his plans without the French bureaucracy. Ironically, we had just been to Ile Segur on Sunday night which now houses the impressive Cirque du Soleil. Small world!
The exhibition, "À Triple Tour" (Triple Locked), brought together some 50 paintings, photographs, and installations pertaining to captivity, whether criminal, political, mental, or emotional. I had never heard of the 22 artists, mostly being exhibited for the first time, but you learn every day. I had booked the ticket as a treat for my hubby who loves contemporary art. Needless to say he was away on a buisness trip therefore a keen girlfriend jumped in and joined me on my adventure.
The Hall of the Guards, one of the largest surviving medieval parts of the Conciergerie presented a fascinating Gothic backdrop for the ecclectic mix of modern vs antique.
I wonder what Marie Antoinette would have made of it?
Pistoletto's La Gabbia
Chernobyl's new inhabitants
Boris Mikhailov's unhappy girl
Mona Hatoum's bunker
Julie Mehretu's Chimera
Unsettling work of two Chinese artists Yuan & Yu
Halloween in Iraq???
The most disturbing piece of art by Australian Kristian Burford: "Last night you brought a man up to your room after having a late drink at the hotel room. Knowing that you are HIV positive you had sex which caused him to bleed. After a day of meetings you now return to your room."
Damien Hirst's pharmacy. Just hope the cleaning lady doesn't take to the cabinets.
Chinese art meets French gothic
Justin Matherly lost in time and space
Friedrich Kunath's "Past is a foreign country"
A stunning collection with a magnificent backdrop