Guest post from Bee Appel. Bee Appel is a South African studying her MBA in fashion, in the fashion capital of the world (Paris). Her blog focuses on her artwork, fashion, beauty and vacays in some of the most exotic destinations in the world. This article is re-blogged – find the original here and be sure to follow her quirky and cool blog here.
I found myself freezing my toes off waiting in a super long line for a free exhibition and party at the Musee Palais de Tokyo in Paris last week. I had only drove by the museum, but was never inside it.
By invite and suggestion of a friend, I decided this was my chance to finally see it. Plus, It was totally free!
The event was the “Le Bord des Mondes” (At The Edge of the Worlds) exhibition which questions whether things that aren’t traditionally considered art can actually be made into art.
The museum itself is an interesting space in which to move through, accentuating installations and art displays in light and dark; through wide spaces and through thin narrow crevices which I found really fascinating. It gave a different feel and atmosphere compared to other museums I have been to.
There were some interesting works on display. Here are the ones that fascinated me most:
Hiroshi Ishiguro is as Osaka based researcher dealing in robotic intelligence. He decided to make robots look more human. So technically, they are like “cyborgs”. On seeing them, they actually do look real. They even tilt their heads and blink slowly and creepily in silence. The male robot was made in the artists actual image. No, seriously.
Kawakami uses humor in his works. He mainly uses photography, taking photos of little gimmicks and silly gadgets (found mostly in Asia) being used by people such as shoe umbrellas.
It’s usually about things to help you enhance daily activities with ease or help improve situations in humorous ways. His sculptures were smile evoking too 🙂
A full sized colour mural than ran from floor to the ceiling. Totes pic worthy.
Charlie Le Mindu
This work is made entirely of real human hair. If you’re thinking Lady Gaga, you would be correct as this artist has collaborated with her and various famous designers with his “Haute Coiffure” works.
Not even a GHD would serve this justice if styling was needed!
There were also other interesting works by Iris Van Herpen who had some cool designs, but we were not allowed to take pics of them. Also, Rose-Lynn Fisher’s Tears collection where she collected tear drop specimens brought on from different emotions. Interestingly, all the tears had different unique structures just like snowflakes!
Then there were some weird stuff by artists claiming to live in another universe. Asseblief!
In all, the Palais de Tokyo Museum is pretty cool to check out if you are in Paris. These events happen every few months too!
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