Fall is marvellous, colourful and melancholic.
Obviously, Jardin de Tuileries is one of the most appropriate place in Paris to observe it and live the summer time nostalgia.
And when the autumn beautiful landscape is mixed with some interesting pieces of contemporary art, the garden becomes an open air museum and it is absolutely essential to schedule an immediate visit.
So last weekend, on a sunny cloudy day, I was strolling around, chasing the artwork exposed on the occasion of FIAC even.
Love getting lost myself in the crowded alleys…and the wonderful thing here is that no matter where you go, it is always possible to find a quiet delightful corner to hide, take a sit on a traditional green chair with a hot coffee and good music and admire the sun rays embracing the trees crown rolling out their autumn shades.
Seriously, autumn is doing her fashion show. Amazing tree leaves colours: yellow, orange, green, purple are mixed in a fascinating way. Pretty leaves strew on the ground forming an arty carpet just perfect to lay down and watch the sky…
But let’s talk about art. This year again, spectacular pieces took temporary residence in the gardens paths.
My favourite was definitely the Circle of Animals / Zodiac heads by Ai WEIWEI
Installed in one of the fountains, I found it perfectly integrated in the landscape creating a kind of mystic astrological ambience.
The Chinese Artist recreated here the 12 Chinese Zodiac animal heads that once adorned the famed fountain-clock of Yuanming Yuan, an imperial residence in Beijing, pillaged in 1860 during the Opium wars. It looks that Ai Wei Wei focused attention on questions of looting and repatriation while extending his ongoing exploration of the fake and the copy in relation to the original. The work is a true testament to the artist’s belief that the art is for everyone.
Here my pictures of every Zodiac Signs and for sure you will find yours …
And others interesting pieces that I appreciated…
Untitled 13 by David Altmejd
A deconstructed human body sculpture, blurry and abstract…
Heavy Metal Stack of Six By Angela Bulloch
A column with perfect stylized geometry, colours glow; which practically animated when moving around, reminding the Brancusi Endless column.
Rayons by Xavier Veilhan
Artist Quote :
“Deal with spaces while preserving their transparency … the wires elusive framework is superimposed onto the rigorous design of the French gardens like an engraving that would carefully match its subject”
Big Spin by Antony Gromely
A study of human body and space, whereby the artist questions the body as a site and space and scale as the principle factors which condition our understanding of our environment.
Yure by Kengo Kuma
A big wooden structure, as a response to a project of small nomad houses with the ambition of creation a new relationship between Art and Architecture
The Boy Hidden inside a fish by Similjan Radic & Marcela Correa
A Shelter for one person, the artist convey a poetic vision of the Chile earthquake tragedy by offering humanity a safe haven