Ever ridden a gondola yourself? This summer in Paris, the Palais de Tokyo museum, in West Paris, lives a true revolution and sees its exhibition spaces fundamentally transformed as it welcomes a major flooded installation by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, called Acquaalta.
Acquaalta (high waters) is the annual flood in the Venetian lagoon. In summer 2015, this same natural phenomenon now takes over the ground floor of the Palais de Tokyo museum for a dreamy and enigmatic experience.
Move across a flooded space
The French artist has created a lakeside landscape which leads you into an experience, at once tactile, visual and auditory, which changes your perception of the space. As you move across this flooded dark space, on a gondola you ride yourself (so romantic!) “you enter a stream of image which set the scene for an imaginary journey, a voyage through your own psyche”, according to the museum website.
Get a sneak peak at how this exhibition got made in this video below.
The artists also represents France at the Contemporary Art Biennale in Venice (9 May – 22 November 2015)
After the exhibition, have a drink or a bite on the terrace facing the Eiffel Tower.
When? Until September 13, 2015
Where? Palais de Tokyo
13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Metro stops: Trocadéro (Lines 6 & 9), Pont de l’Alma or Iéna (Line 9)