A Legend of Contemporary Art Is Finally Honored in Paris
Julio Le Parc has been an influential figure in the contemporary art world for years. His innovative works represent an art of immersion that invites the visitor to discover new ways of interacting with the world. Le Parc's manipulation of light and movement make this all possible, evoking an artistic practice that is far removed from modern psychology and culture. Instead, he presents a social utopia that aims for the reconstruction of our environment.
For the first time in France, a large exhibition of this interesting and unique artist will be organized at the Palais de Tokyo.
The Palais de Tokyo is an impressive museum in the 16th arrondissement that focuses solely on contemporary art. From February 27 until May 13, 2013, guests staying nearby at one of the Sister Hotels Champs-Elysées can discover this artist and his groundbreaking work.
Spread out over 2000 square meters, the Julio Le Parc exhibition enables visitors to understand every nuance of the artist's body of work, which includes paintings, sculptures and giant installations.
Born in Argentina in 1928, Julio Le Parc has become an emblematic figure of contemporary expression. For decades, Le Parc has been honored by the art world. In 1966, he was named a Laureate of the International Grand Prix of Painting in Venice. The artist is widely admired for his ability to convey the rapport between a work of art and the spectator — one of the principal themes that is explored by contemporary art.
Now, this visionary artist is being honored by an exhibition that reveals pieces from the 1950s all the way up until present day. As a result, visitors can comprehend the entirety of Le Parc's point of view and how it has evolved throughout his career.