Carambolages means “carom shots,” where the cue ball hits a ball that then hits another ball on a billiards table. It’s also the name of a unique art exhibition at the Grand Palais that Jared R and I saw on Tuesday.
The concept is to include art and artifacts from all periods and places, each linked to the next by some aspect of appearance or concept. We were at first puzzled but soon got into the spirit and by the end were adept at spotting the links between otherwise wildly disparate pieces.
For adults only, here’s a video clip from an amazing multi-screen video show that morphs images of women following the principles of the exhibition: https://youtu.be/0_B_YcSQRh8
It’s on until early July. Recommended!