At the Centre Pompidou and the Louvre Museum, a contemporary French artist named Loris Gréaud is presenting a project called “[I],” in which he permits the public to discover different environments through a reinterpretation of time, infinity and perpetual movement. From June 19 until December 9, 2013, Gréaud’s exhibit will be displayed by these two major Parisian museums.
Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier have the chance to discover this extraordinary exhibit — which actually takes place in two separate museums not far away from their hotel. The intention of the artist is to present his work as a juxtaposition of the classic and the contemporary, with the Louvre representing the former and the Centre Pompidou representing the latter.
The name of the exhibition can be interpreted in various ways, since “I” represents both the notion of self as well as the number one. These multi-layered meanings offer a sneak peek at the complexity promised by the exhibition, the contents of which have so far not been revealed. What is known about “[I]” is that the two parts of the exhibit are essential to one another and are not meant to be visited individually. This means that visitors should plan on stopping by both the Centre Pompidou and the Louvre in order to see “[I].”
Another aspect of the exhibit that visitors can expect is the presence of giant sculptures that reflect the vision and the universe of Loris Gréaud. In this way, the artist hopes to be a pioneer for art that challenges the notions of time and space, engaging the spectator both mentally and physically. As such, Loris Gréaud is an exciting part of the contemporary art scene in France and across the entire globe.