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El Anatsui Looking for Freedom exhibition at the Conciergerie until 14th November 2021

Ghanaian artist El Anatsui is illuminating the beautiful setting of la Conciergerie, close to our hotels, with a poetic carte blanche entitled En quête de Liberté (looking for freedom)…

El Anatsui Looking for Freedom exhibition at the Conciergerie until 14th November 2021

Surprisingly, as he’s already won a Golden Lion for his lifetime’s work, this is El Anatsui’s first personal exhibition in France, an invitation to reflect on the five elements: stone, wood, wind, metal and water.

Soft lighting sets the scene in the vast stone-ceilinged room of the Conciergerie where the installation pieces are displayed. Long strips of fabric are laid on train tracks on the floor, and projections added to evoke a voyage and the Seine river just metres away.

Elsewhere in the same space, six sculptures on the walls project their metallic reflections onto the solid stone.

El Anatsui Looking for Freedom exhibition at the Conciergerie until 14th November 2021
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The freedom mentioned in the title of the exhibition references in part a certain freedom of interpretation, an invitation to relax and let your thoughts run freely.

While it is possible to see just the exhibition should you so wish, we think it would be a shame not to pay the 2.50€ extra and see the whole monument – it’s an impressive former palace, steeped in history.

Either way, make the most of the calm and coolness of the beautiful exhibition space, take a deep breath and be ready to affront the heat and bustle of the city afterwards!

El Anatsui Looking for Freedom exhibition at the Conciergerie until 14th November 2021
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The exhibition En quête de Liberté (Looking For Freedom) by El Anatsui is at la Conciergerie (here) until 14th November 2021

Open every days from 9.30am-6pm (last entry at 5.15pm)

Admission: 7€ for just the exhibition, 9.50€ if you want to visit the monument as well

Free for anyone under the age of 26

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