Dominique Perrault Architecture


26 | 09 | 2017

A station, an artist, an architect

Art and culture are invited in the Grand Paris Express. Dominique Perrault joins the chilean artist Ivan Navarro for the future Villejuif Institut Gustave-Roussy station.

The construction sites of the 68 new stations of Grand Paris Express’ Project are accompanied by an intense artistic and cultural planning. To represent the idea of a metropolis under construction, the project “Tandems” aims to inscribe art in our new territories, as a "Grande collection”, by the close collaboration between artists and architects. The artistic and cultural direction of the Grand Paris Express, led by José-Manuel Gonçalvès, invited personalities into the arts for the designation and follow-up of these "Tandems". Alexia Fabre, MAC VAL’s curator and Laurent Le Bon, Pablo Picasso Museum’s director, are the first in this initiative. For the Villejuif Gustave-Roussy station, it is the Chilean artist Ivan who will propose his artistic intervention and accompany Dominique in the realization of the project.The chilean artist was born in 1972, now he lives and works in New York; he is represented in France by the Daniel Templon Galerie. He uses light as a material, diverting objects into neon sculptures, transforming space through optical effects. Diversion and minimalism are often the pretext for a subtle political criticism, for those who witnessed a dictature.   Grand Paris Express cultural planning:   The artist Ivàn Navarro:     Grand Paris’ Society: