October 9, 2015
Architecture Visual arts

Thur 10 Sept. 2015 to Sun 3 Jan. 2016
Tue-Sun, 2-6.30pm, and by appointment
Couvent de La Tourette
69210 Éveux

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier (1965) and as part of the Biennale de Lyon, the theme of which is “Modern Life”, Anish Kapoor, considered to be one of the greatest contemporary sculptors, is the invited artist at the Priory of La Tourette, that archetype of modern architecture. In preparation for this exhibition, Anish Kapoor came to La Tourette to familiarise himself with the architecture and to work out which artworks to present here. On his visit he was attentive to and much affected by the way light is used and how it plays on the building; also by the texture of the rough-cast concrete walls that show the grain of the wood formwork. He was also sensitive to the imperfections in the finish of the concrete at the priory, feeling that they make this apparently rigorous architecture more human. Once again this encounter has given rise to a fertile and moving dialogue between the artistic heritage and contemporary creation. (…) Read more

Video Source: Bernard Chauveau Editeur
Text: 13th Biennale de Lyon