From April 12 to June 9, 2019, Galeries Lafayette invite Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, the duo of Swiss artists to present an original installation in Galerie des Galeries, located on the 1st floor of the department store.
Deployed inside the exhibition space, the installation Beautiful Tube #6 invite the visitors to look differently at the space. This tube like-structure lengthens the entrance tunnel of Galerie des Galeries. From outside, this in-situ installation highlights and reproduces the specificities of the site for which it has been especially conceived. From inside, the work disrupts the visitors’ perception by bringing together geometric shapes and bright colors in a confined space.
Sabina Lang (born in 1972) and Daniel Baumann (born in 1967) have been working together since 1990. Their work is characterized by the realization of in-situ installations, especially conceived for the places they invest: exhibition and public spaces, architectures, urban and rural settings. Their work is ambivalent for it both merges with and reveals the particularities of the sites it occupies. Lang/Baumann’s interventions, implemented with different media such as sculpture, painting or inflatable structures, question the nature of the places through which we go as they unsettle our expectations and sense of perception. The duo of artists enables one to look with a brand new gaze at the places they revisit.
Their most striking projects include Hôtel Everland –a hotel room temporary set on the rooftop of Palais de Tokyo, from 2007 to 2009; Up #3 –a permanent work inaugurated in 2017 on the occasion of Un Eté au Havre; and Street Painting #10 made on the occasion of FIAC 2018. In 2019, they present Beautiful View #1 in the city of Nanterre.