Paris is known for its beautiful structures and rich cultural history. When visiting France on your next adventure travel trip, head underground to explore the hidden art world.
The Palais de Tokyo, a famous art museum, has headed underground for its next exhibition, according to the New York Times.
The museum recently opened a 97,000-square-foot basement that connects it to the Musee d'Art Moderne, which is located next door. The underground area was originally built in 1937 for the World Expo, but has been sealed for decades.
Currently, it is being turned into a space that will exhibit contemporary art. The renovations should be completed by 2012, in the meantime though, it is being used as inspiration for one artist who has set up her gallery there.
Sophie Calle's exhibition will run until November 27, and her art is being shown on the damaged walls that make up the basement space, according to the news source. She will be exhibiting photos, notes, post-it notes and movies in order to honor Rachel Monique, her late mother.
“I was looking for a place of mystery,” Calle said told the news source, “and this seemed ideal because of its resemblance to a mausoleum.”
Head over to Paris and explore a new underground gallery
Posted on Monday, Nov. 8th, 2010