Spooky Danish Sculptor’s Slice of Life

July 23, 2017
Olivia Walters, These Hidden Streets 

Olafur Eliasson, the contemporary Danish-Icelandic artist invited to expose last summer at the Château de Versailles, renovated Louis XIV’s former stomping ground by hanging a giant, pre-Christmas ornament from the ceiling. 

Or so the eye believed. 


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Dysfunctional Spaces: Parisian Art Without Grace

Olivia Walters, These Hidden Streets
June 3, 2017

Last December Lab 14 showcased a dystopian maze of graffiti, movable installations, and sculptures in the Montpartnasse district of Paris in what was once a post-office. Close to fifty artists participated in a project fully-aware of its expiration date just three months later. To some, an ephemeral concept that sought to push urban art beyond its structural limitations, wrote Clémentine Gallot for Libération. Still, the whole sequence honored a grungy ethos in one delicious moment of self-declaration: This is hell on earth and we’re here to welcome you in all of its beautiful impermanence.  Continue reading