Each year, Monumenta invites an internationally renowned artist to conceive a site-specific installation for the great nave of the Grand Palais in Paris. The vast atrium space has previously been tackled by some of today's preeminent contemporary artists, including Anselm Kiefer, Richard Serra, Christian Boltanski, and Anish Kapoor.
This year it played host to a colossal new work from French artist Daniel Buren. Filling the space with dozens of multicolored glass disks, this transformative installation entitled Excentrique(s), in situ continues Buren's tradition of working with color, shape and light. Like many of his former pieces, it's staggeringly beautiful in its simplicity. It is in this monumental setting that Four Tet, Caribou, and Jamie xx performed back-to-back-to-back DJ sets on June 21, through a creative partnership between The Creators Project and WeLoveArt, with orchestrated scenography from Creators 1024 architecture. In association with We Love Art. MONUMENTA 2012 - DANIEL BUREN is an initiative from the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, via the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP) and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais. Daniel Buren, « Excentrique(s), travail in situ », 2012. © Daniel Buren, ADAGP, Paris.