May 15, 2008

Richard Serra at the Grand Palais

I definitely recommend checking out this show after seeing the Marie-Antoinette one. Aside from the fact that there's no wait to get in and that it only costs an extra 2€, it feels extremely refreshing to go from an over-crowded part of the Grand Palais to an almost empty part of it. It was peaceful, quiet and much brighter. Quiet until the rain poured over the glass ceiling, our haven in the middle of the storm. The winds blew in smells of earth and cobblestone.
Richard Serra's piece was built for exhibition at the Grand Palais and the combination of both the artwork and the setting made the experience a magical moment.

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