Kimsooja has been invited to intervene in the historic glass dome of the Galeries Lafayette Hausmann in Paris. The installation 'To Breathe' creates a dialogue with this architectural landmark built in 1912. The dome used to flood the builduing with colours diffused by the stained glass windows designed by Jacques Grüber, which were later replaced by white glass. By subtly reintroducing colour through light, Kimsooja pays poetic homage to the original design, a symbol of Art Nouveau.
Installation view of 'To Breathe', Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris, 2023. Courtesy of the Galeries Lafayette and Kimsooja Studio. Photo by Jaeho Chong