Lafayette Anticipations, a colossal exhibition space spearheaded by Galeries Lafayette Corporate Foundation, finally opened its doors to the public on 10 March, 2018. The institution is located at 9 rue du Plâtre, in the heart of the Marais in a 19th century industrial building entirely renovated and designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. This project marks his first one in the French capital.
Following a three-year renovation period by his agency OMA, the architect conceived the 2,200 m2 space as a curatorial platform and introduced in its central courtyard a steel and glass “exhibition tower” made of four mobile structures focusing on ideas of flexibility, experimentation, creativity and adaptability. The inaugural exhibition is a retrospective of the works of Lutz Bacher. Silence of the Sea, this exhibition pairs the artist’s work with the fantastic OMA architecture.