CLAUDE LEVEQUE AT THE LOUVRE
French artist Claude Lévêque installs a red neon lightning bolt under the Louvre’s Pyramid, now the “the biggest circus tent in the world” according to the title of the show. His intervention follows that of other contemporary artists Tony Cragg, Wim Delvoye and Loris Gréaud inside I. M. Pei’s iconic Pyramid. The red neon – a signature medium for Lévêque – slices an immense volume of air to scatter reflections on the surrounding architecture. As guest artist in residence at the Louvre, Lévêque’s engagement begins with this light installation then will extend to the Louvre’s underground medieval moat in autumn 2015.
>Until 2 Jan. >9am-5.45pm (9.30pm Wed, Fri). Closed Tue. >Louvre, entrance through Pyramid, Cour Napoléon, 1st. M° Palais Royal. www.louvre.fr