Since its inauguration five years ago, the annual Monumenta art show has become one of the most eagerly awaited cultural events in Paris. Each spring, a famous contemporary artist is invited to create a brand new work and put it on public display in the nave of the Grand Palais. This year's star is the legendary Daniel Buren, one of the most famous living French artists. He is known for his minimalist public installations, such as the 280 black-and-white truncated columns at the Cour d'honneur of the Palais Royal in the French capital. Buren follows in the footsteps of other contemporary greats showcased at Monumenta during previous years, including German painter Anselm Kiefer (2007), American sculptor Richard Serra (2008), French artist Christian Boltanski (2010) and Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor (UK, 2011).
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Keywords: Paris, exhibition