French conceptual artist Daniel Buren has created a temporary installation at Fondation Louis Vuitton, made up of nearly 1,500 coloured filters that cover the building’s glass “sails”.
The Observatory of Light features 13 different coloured filters ranging from golden yellow to azure blue that cover the building, punctuated at intervals by alternating white and blank strips. The coloured filters change colour slightly according to the day and season.
Daniel Buren says: “There is a quantity of mirror effects here at the Fondation that actually don’t come from mirrors but from the windows. Almost everywhere something is reflected…through the colouring of the sails, all those reflections will become more and more present and will awake those sleeping mirrors that are everywhere.”