Thursday, May 10, 2007

in the Palais



yesterday evening i took a shortcut through the gardens of the Palais Royal and was surprised to see these, inflating & deflating, installed what i like to think of as Colette's garden. if she were still looking out her window, the French writer would no doubt have had something sly to say about them.i think this is part of the installation by Shim Moon Seup--being in front of the Ministry of Culture, the Palais gets a rotating series of public artworks throughout the year--and right now, it's Shim's work, titled VERS UNE ILE. not sure how the island fits in, but the toppling balloons were really entertaining...though with typical Parisian hauteur, no one else walking by seemed to pay the slightest attention to them, and there's no information actually near the installation.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Phallic sculpture popping up all over Paris. Similar shaped structures (though in stone) have recently been erected all over the esplanade at La Defense...