Applying pressure to the mass availability and implicit trust of the Vélib system of public bike transportation, New York artist Dan Colen has realised an absurd, vaudevillian gesture which functions both as sculpture and event. This work will occupy the Colette courtyard for seven days, after which, the bicycles will return to their principal function, circulating throughout the city of Paris. “No Velibs Were Harmed In The Making Of This Sculpture” which is a humorous and timely comment on the strikes throughout France.
Colette, 213 rue St-Honoré, 1st. M° Tuileries. 01.55.35.33.90. www.colette.fr/