Les Deux Plateaux

Local nameColonnes de Buren
Location1st arrondissement of Paris, France

Les Deux Plateaux, more commonly known as the Colonnes de Buren, is an art installation created by the French artist Daniel Buren in 1985–1986. It is located in the inner courtyard of the Palais Royal in Paris, France.

As described by the architectural writer Andrew Ayers, "Buren's work takes the form of a conceptual grid imposed on the courtyard, whose intersections are marked by candy-striped black-and-white columns of different heights poking up from the courtyard's floor like sticks of seaside rock. ... In one sense the installation can be read as an exploration of the perception and intellectual projection of space."The work replaced the courtyard's former parking lot and was designed to conceal ventilation shafts for an underground extension of the culture ministry's premises. Some of the columns extend below courtyard level and are surrounded by pools of water into which passersby toss coins in.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Deux_Plateaux

Address 20 Galerie de Chartres, Paris 75001, France

Coordinates 48°51'48.961" N 2°20'13.444" E

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