More or less every second year, there is at present a “Monumenta” exhibition at the Grand Palais. The idea is obviously to occupy the space under the beautiful glass roofs of the Grand Palais (see previous posts) in a monumental way. I have reported about the three previous ones – see here, here and here.
This year Huang Yong Ping, a Chinese artist (living in France since 1989) has been chosen. Before coming to the present exhibition - which lasts until June 18 - , here are some examples of the artist’s previous works.
As I understand, the idea is to refer to the industrial, capitalistic, “empire”. On top of containers in all colours and from all continents you will find some kind of a serpentine skeleton … and Napoleon’s hat.
Well… whatever you may think about this as art, it’s always a pleasure to admire the architecture of the Grand Palais, built for the 1900 world’s fair.