The first-ever “flux exhibition” of artworks from a luxury apartment in Paris has opened in the French capital, with works from artisans from Germany, Italy, China, and Russia.
The Artworks by the Light show will run through September.
The show will showcase a mix of art from Europe, Asia, and North America, including works from German artists such as René Magritte, Robert Klimt, and Alexander Calder.
It will also include works from Russia, including paintings by Alexey Dorsky, Konstantin Svidler, and Igor Stravinsky.
It’s the first show in France by an international art collective, and comes on the heels of another “flamboyant” art exhibition from New York City in March, which featured work from some of the world’s most prestigious artists, including Rem Koolhaas and Andy Warhol.
Art in the Flux will feature works by some of France’s most prominent artists, from René Mignon, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Henri-Louis David to Alexander Calder, and works from Russian artists including Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sergei Eisenstein, and Andrei Tarkovsky.
It will be the first-of-its-kind, with the show’s title referring to the artworks’ lightness, while the exhibition’s artworks are designed to look “as if they were a single piece of furniture,” according to its website.
The artists will be showcasing works from the collection of René-Mignon museum in Paris, and will also be exhibiting in Germany, with work from German artist Igor Strelka.
Artworks by Mignot are currently on display in New York and Berlin.
Art and light, the concept of light and shadow, have long been associated with architecture.
In particular, it’s been a topic of debate within the art world about whether it should be light or dark in architecture, or if light should be a reflection of the space.
It’s been argued that light creates beauty in architecture while shadow creates a darker, more unsettling appearance.
Art historian and architect Peter Hargreaves said in a video that “Art in The Flux” shows how light can transform the composition of a building.
“It’s a way to transform the light in a building into a reflection,” he said.
“This light is actually a reflection, not a reflection.”
The exhibition also includes works from artists from the Middle East and Asia, including artists from China and Russia, as well as works by German artists like Rem Kooch, René Zola, and Konstantín Svidlers.