PLACEText: Mathieu Araud

The work of the American sculptor Mark di Suvero is taking Paris by surprise. This artist unknown by the general French public has a major retrospective in different public places around the city. His sculptures, usually done on a big scale, weighs tons. They are made out of metal. Some of them are covered by a shinny orange color, others are totally rusted.

The tangled metal bars seams to be randomly dropped around Paris looking like structures of New York skyscrapers that went down after a major earthquake or broken pieces of a space station that , God knows how, fell there from outerspace. The artist has been working for several years in Chalon-sur-Saone, south of Paris, in a disused shipyard where he shares his workspace with young sculptors from around the world.

The public can see his work in different outdoors places including : in front of the “Bibliotheque Nationale de France” – the National Libary – , In front of the UNESCO building, in front of the “La grande halle de la Villette, as well as in “place Saint-Germain-des-Pres and on the “esplanade des Invalides”.

Text: Mathieu Araud

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