There is a more or less annual event, referred to as “Monumenta” (suspended last year) at the Grand Palais. I went there for the 2011 and 2012 events (see posts here and here). This year the space under the fabulous glass roof has been “offered” to the Russian-born couple Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.
They have created what is supposed to be a dream world, the Strange City (“L’Etrange Cité”). My personal feeling is that the basic idea should be to use this fantastic space for something more “monumental”. Here we are invited to different “chapels” of white, dark, music, cosmic energy… . There are references to some ancient civilisations, to the Soviet regime…
The only large object is the "the dome", supposed to rotate and to change colours, which probably would be more spectacular during evening hours (open until midnight Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays). The exposition closes June 22.
Another entrance to the Grand Palais looks a bit distorted, especially decorated for an exhibition on Augustus, Emperor of Rome.