Candy Colored Grand Palais

French artist Daniel Buren has a new art work, Excentrique(s), at the Monumenta exhibition in Paris’s Grand Palais. The massive installation consists of hundreds of steel canopies stretched with translucent acrylic membranes, and giant mirrors suspended directly beneath the building’s dome. The work and the space present a study in contrast: originally built for the 1900 World’s Fair, the Grand Palais is frocked in ornately wrought but industrially-colored cast iron; Buren’s work is minimal but candy-colored. (via Architizer, image Francois Guillot/Getty)

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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