La Force de l’Art 02, Paris. Supported by Coming Soon

A triennial event, La Force de l’Art, aims at presenting a new era of contemporary art in a different way, in new locations, with the goal of targeting the public at large. It has a didactic ambition, a will to provoke meetings/debates and to lead people to get the most out of their visit.

 The room -called “Géologie Blanche”- was conceived in relation to this idea: the architect-scenographer, Philippe Rahm, designed a space that allows the visitor to enjoy total freedom: you can wander around the space, allowing one to build his/her own way to emerge from the mercy of the coincidences and have a very personal relation to each work. This is a natural landscape, completely white, bathed in the light coming from the nave; it aims to provide objective landscape that adapts to the specific eccentricities of each work, as an “inverted museographic display” says Philippe Rahm.

 In the “Géologie Blanche” location, some works are selected for their role in the artist’s history and their relevance to current topics. You will encounter among others works, the work of Boris Achour, Wang Du, Frédérique Loutz, Dominique Blais, Anita Molinero, Mircea Cantor, etc.

 Apart from the “Géologie Blanche”, outside the Grand Palais, La Force de L’Art is presenting a selection of work by established artists in another innovative way. Thus, Paris’ historical venues welcome the dreams of internationally renown artists: Daniel Buren besieges the Grand Palais, Gérard Collin Thiébaut the Musée du Louvre, Bertrand Lavier the Eiffel Tower, Annette Messager the Palais de la Découverte, ORLAN the Musée Grévin, and Pierre et Gilles the Saint Eustache Church. There is an encounter of myth, symbol, and aesthetics, with Paris’ mainstays; La Force de l’Art successfully sheds new light on Paris’ public places.

 And to complete this original vision of art, the event has an “Invités” part, which is based on “live art”: performances of music, dance, dialogues, and theatre that question the traditional idea of art, assert its diversity, and definitely astonish and entertain the audience.


La Force de l’Art 02

From April 24th to June 1st

Grand Palais

Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris