The worst art show of the century? Hard to tell, the century being only 8 years old, but they're in serious contention.
If you cringed at the crap the Whitney Biennale a decade ago or the stuff they tried to sell you visually at the American Center in Bercy before it (justly) went bankrupt, you'll do a very quick trip here.
After loving most of the Fringe/Off-Off-Broadway version yesterday at Arts-Elysees and some of the sculpture in the Tuileries the day before, I expected more of this level of quality but after a few minutes, I was convinced that both the exhibitors and judges who picked the galleries to show here were in bad shape. Shame on you Paula Cooper et al.
I guess there's lots of Russian rubles seeking safe havens, but even the Calder's and Nolde's here were the sort of stuff the Hirshhorn and Getty had to take when the pickings were lean.
I mean, crushed cars? You're still pushing those? Shame on you too Hauser and Wirth.
This is tired, dead, gone, yesterday's fish wrapper stuff.
It's open until Sunday night and costs 25 Euros - 25 Euros - and the Fringe exhibits are free. (OK disclosure - I finessed myself in free, but like some 3* restos, even free, this is not worth one centime or ounce of energy. 35 years - Adios Machachos.)