LORIS GREAUD AT THE LOUVRE & CENTRE POMPIDOU
Two of the city’s biggest art institutions have mounted this joint showcase, called [I], of young French conceptual artist Loris Gréaud. After the artists Tony Cragg and Wim Delvoye, the Louvre commands a new contemporary work, in this case, a monumental sculpture which has been placed at the entrance to the museum, under IM Pei’s iconic Pyramid (until Jan 2014). Gréaud’s phantom sculpture plays with notions of absence and presence and references the museum’s ghostly masterpieces in a reflection on statues, their pedestals, their inauguration and unveiling. And for one month, a performance takes place in the Centre Pompidou’s Forum, on ground level, “I” like electrical intensity and like the English pronoun “I” in which a stuntman jumps repeatedly from a tower installed by Gréaud (Until Sat 15 Jul). Gréaud took over the entire Palais de Tokyo back in 2008 with his project Cellar Door and his previous project was the astonishing film The Snorks – A Concert for Creatures, a fictional tale about beings living in the ocean depths, featuring David Lynch, Charlotte Rampling and the Anti-Pop Consortium.
11am-9pm. Centre Pompidou, rue Beaubourg, 4th. M° Hôtel de Ville or Rambuteau. www.centrepompidou.fr/
Louvre, entrance through Pyramid, Cour Napoléon, 1st. M° Palais Royal. www.louvre.fr/