01 Aug Art, Illuminated
What’s new in Paris, the city of art and culture? The borders of the Seine have been closed to vehicles for pedistrians to conquer them back with trendy bars; new exhibitions and shows that are popping up around the city to entertain art lovers; and many other cultural activities can be found all around the city. But this year, l’Atelier des Lumières is a must-see.
Located in the 11th arrondissement not far away the famous Père Lachaise cemetery, l’Atelier des Lumières is offering an entertaining light related show with Gustave Klimt’s works. This digital art center has settled in a former 19th century foundry from the Plichon family.
Entering this industrial building, you will immediately be immersed in a light show that is projected on all the walls accompanied by a powerful sound system. On each wall a different part of the show is inviting you to move around the spaces or to take a seat and admire the creative processes of these artists. The current exhibition is with the works of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), Egon Schiele (1890-1918) and Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s (1928-2000).
This sensorial show is giving the opportunity for all to rediscover or discover the artists’ works in a new manner and potentially sparking interests in art for the younger generations. It is strategically happening in one of the not-so-touristic districts of Paris. A nice way to feel more like a real Parisian.