Photo-souvenir : L'Observatoire de la lumière, mai 2016, travail in situ, in Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, à partir du 11 mai 2016. © Daniel Buren/ADAGP, Paris. Détail. © Gehry Partners, LLP and Frank O.Gehry., 2016
“Observatory of Light” is installed across the glass ‘sails’ of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the emblematic feature of the building.
The twelve ‘sails’, formed of 3,600 pieces of glass, are covered by a staggering array of coloured filters that are in turn punctuated, at equal distances from one another, by alternating white and blank stripes perpendicular to the ground. The thirteen selected colours make coloured forms appear and disappear, ever-changing with the time of day and the season. Through a play of colours, projections, reflections, transparencies and contrasts, both inside and outside, Daniel Buren shows this building in a new light.
Photo : Iwan Baan