Monday, February 13, 2006

Palais de Tokyo

Before the period of absence I just marked, I went to an exhibit of contemporary French art at the Palais de Tokyo. Most of it - including the things I liked best - were life-size exhibits that you could walk into or on or sit in/on. I didn't photograph the tiny doors excavated into the museum walls with light seeping out of them, or the spinning hamster wheel you could use to walk from one room to another, or a constantly in- and de-flating circular sofa, but here are a few other things I found...

such as a room half-filled with old, out-of-date newspapers...


a giant human skeleton with flippers set up like a dinosaur in a Natural Hsitory Museum (a future mistaken reconstruction?)... and it is getting smooched by a museum-goer...


then Batman swooped in, looking a little pudgy...


a room studded with foam spikes featuring table and chairs...


a guest appearance by none other than...
...Edna Mode


and a few other wonderfully non-utilitarian things...




such as, for the hell of it, skateboarders outside the Palais' pavilion...

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