Published by Cedric Benetti
on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 10/26/2009 05:49:00 PM.
Ok, I guess some of the temporary art installations at the Tuileries are interesting and intriguing, and even 'user friendly', such as the chair rings of Veit Stratmann or the fact that the octogon reflection pool is turned into a big improvisation musicbox with Kader Attia's cymbals, but some of the stuff, you really have to scratch your head and tilt it slightly leftwards like a dog and go "oooh".
Guess this snowman looked better when the gallery wasn't already trying to pack it up again. Alexandre Perigot's Elvis house being dismanteled already as well. Goodbye to Memphis!
This thing looks more spacey, but tourists who don't know it's actually the home of Laurent Tixador might mistake it for an aborted construction site.
Make some music! Throw your kids!
Jacques Villeglé, quoting Poe's "It is a happiness to wonder" in sociopolitical lettering again.
In short, many other pieces went by unnoticed by the thousands of tourists, just because they blend in so well with the gardens, and mostly because people today take no time to notice their immediate surroundings, as long as they don't remain instantly google-able.
The trashman doing his job in these holy grounds is much more gratifying to watch, as he actually performs a task that remains not only vital to society, but also reminds one a lot of the passive way most people apprehend art. It is a happiness to wonder indeed.
I am Cedric, discoverer of things that would go unnoticed in the streets of Paris, historic haven of fashionistas and city of lights ('lights' as in 'enlightenment', not street lights).
But seriously: I'm an expat from Luxembourg (the country, not the garden), living in the center of Paris (hence 'Paris 2nd arrondissement'), and currenlty studying architectural history...
places to go and weird stories to know about the city of lights... Improve your brain's useless knowledge parts, impress your neighbors, raise the roof, and anoy your friends with these funny facts and places