© Anne Greuzat
The Patinoire Royale pays tribute to Takis, Takis pays tribute to Jean Prouvé... In spite of two generations separating the two visionaries, their devotion to ideas about utopia and progress brings them firmly together.
From Jean Prouvé, the Patinoire Royale is presenting an exceptional and highly original building. This self-supporting pavilion conceived around 1957 is made entirely from aluminium and glass panels. The modernity of the architect (1901 - 1984) rhymes here with a sense of lightness and transparence.
From Takis, we discover a selection of his major works, the Musicales, the Télélumières, the Télépeintures... The Greek artist (born in 1925) is a fan of magnetic fields and brilliantly manipulates steel, glass and electricity in his works.
With the works of Jean Prouvé and Takis, the Patinoire Royale renews the idea of an industry that projects hope, a revolution in architecture and design in tune with the energy of a post-war France. It explores architecture for a future that's more respectful of the environment all while linking the work of two great modernists.
Prouvé-Takis, deux génies d'utopie,
until July 23rd 2016
at the Patinoire Royale
15, rue Veydt,