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Louvre-Lens, Lens, France. December 2012

Sited in the industrial city of Lens, Pas-de-Calais, northern France, the Louvre-Lens is a satellite gallery of the Louvre, and one of France’s biggest recent cultural developments. The low rise transparent aluminium and glass design, distantly reminiscent of the two outstretched wings of the Louvre in Paris, is designed by Japanese architects SANAA, Kazuyo Sejima and … Continue reading

Yayoi Kusama: Mosaic commission for Louvre-Lens

Mosaic by Japanese artist and sculptor Yayoi Kusama is a distinctive feature of the foyer for the La Scène auditorium of the Louvre-Lens, a satellite gallery of the Louvre, Paris, in the industrial city of Lens, northern France, which  opens on 12 December 2012.  Kusama was commissioned to create a spectacular 200m2 installation of floor glass-mosaics featuring her trademark bright … Continue reading