See Le Corbusier’s Iconic Marseille Building Transformed by Stunning Installation

Felice Varini's works look different from every angle.

View of the exhibition at MAMO-Centre d'Art de la Cité Radieuse by Felice Varini, Marseille. Photo by André Morin courtesy of the artist.
View of the exhibition at MAMO-Centre d'Art de la Cité Radieuse by Felice Varini, Marseille. Photo by André Morin courtesy of the artist.

Paris-based Swiss artist Felice Varini has created a new art installation titled “À Ciel Ouvert” (Open Air) on top of late world-renowned architect Le Corbusier’s 1952 building La Cité Radieuse in Marseille.

Varini is known for his illusory large-scale works that are often painted on buildings and other large structures. From gothic churches, town squares, or urban environments, Varini’s installations play with space and perspective to deliver works that appear simple at first, yet upon investigation reveal more complex dimensions. Much of his work uses geometric shapes and bright colors, offering a multitude of viewing possibilities as every different perspective allows for a new take on his pieces.

This new installation marks the the first time that Varini tackles architecture designed by Le Courbusier. The artist expressed his excitement at working with this particular building, describing it as “a small city with a view over the large city of Marseille,” as quoted by the The Architect’s Newspaper.

Multiple perspectives of the work below:

View of the exhibition at MAMO-Centre d'Art de la Cité Radieuse by Felice Varini, Marseille. Photo by André Morin courtesy of the artist.

View of the exhibition at MAMO-Centre d’Art de la Cité Radieuse by Felice Varini, Marseille. Photo by André Morin courtesy of the artist.

Exposition: "A ciel ouvert"MAMO- Centre d'Art de la Cité Radieuse by Felice Varini, MarseillePhoto. Photo by André Morin courtesy of the artist.

View of the exhibition at MAMO-Centre d’Art de la Cité Radieuse by Felice Varini, Marseille. Photo by André Morin courtesy of the artist.

View of the exhibition at MAMO-Centre d'Art de la Cité Radieuse by Felice Varini, Marseille. Photo by André Morin courtesy of the artist.

View of the exhibition at MAMO-Centre d’Art de la Cité Radieuse by Felice Varini, Marseille. Photo by André Morin courtesy of the artist.

View of the exhibition at MAMO-Centre d'Art de la Cité Radieuse by Felice Varini, Marseille. Photo by André Morin courtesy of the artist.

View of the exhibition at MAMO-Centre d’Art de la Cité Radieuse by Felice Varini, Marseille. Photo by André Morin courtesy of the artist.

View of the exhibition at MAMO-Centre d'Art de la Cité Radieuse by Felice Varini, Marseille. Photo by André Morin courtesy of the artist.

View of the exhibition at MAMO-Centre d’Art de la Cité Radieuse by Felice Varini, Marseille. Photo by André Morin courtesy of the artist.


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