Monumenta 2011: Leviathan


The challenge of the annual art exhibit known as Monumenta is primarily a question of volume. Works created for the site-specific show must grapple with the 13,500 square-meter nave of the Grand Palais and the shimmering glass roof (the biggest in Europe), originally built for a late-1800s world\’s fair in Paris. Every year the French Ministry for Culture invites a key figure of the artistic scene to fill the space; the three previous editions featured German artist Anselm Kiefer in 2007, followed by American artist Richard Serra the next year and (skipping a year) French artist Christian Boltanski in 2010.The choice of Anish Kapoor, who\’s also been commissioned to design a 116-meter-high sculpture titled \

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