Hi, I'm Nancy Burke and welcome to my blog. I've lived in France on the outskirts of Paris for over 20 years with my husband, Rob, and a little more recently, our black cat Cassie. My friends tell me that I know more about Paris than most Parisians. I don't know about that but I do try to make the most of living in one of the world's greatest centers of culture, art and architecture. Most weekdays I'm out and about visiting museums, taking tours, or just experiencing French life. I was a long time director of the Friday Tour Group and I'm still an active member.
14 February 2019
This amazing installation in the atrium and the windows of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche features a Valkyrie named “Simone.” The strange and invading work of contemporary art is suspended under the skylights and entangles itself around the escalators as it looms over the store. It is composed of two monumental, ethereal creatures. The Portuguese artist, Joana Vasconcelos, created these organic white forms with various trimmings including sequins, fringe, lace, knitted wool, feathers and tiny lights. Take a close look at it from all three floors as well as the escalators. Wish I could have seen it being hung in place from the ceiling!
1. This exhibition runs through 17 February 2019. Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is open Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM and 8:45PM on Thursday. It is also open Sunday from 11AM until 7:45PM.
2. Information is provided in French and English. However, it’s really just an incredible visual experience!
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