Paris's latest must-see: a gravity-defying monk

Paris's latest must-see: a gravity-defying monkAP

No - you're not imagining it. This really is a monk suspended in the sky over the Fontaine de Lyons at la Villette, Paris.

OK, so he's not actually a monk. He's the world-famous Chinese artist Li Wei, whose exhibition has just opened in the French capital.

Paris's latest must-see: a gravity-defying monkAP


This week, the artist could be seen suspended in the sky over Paris doing what he has become famous for: depicting gravity-defying and thought-provoking situations - without recourse to special effects of any kind.

Using nothing more than wires, scaffolding, mirrors, acrobatics (and in this case a lot of coloured smoke), this is the latest in a series of Li Wei's living art work.

An exhibition of giant photos of his work has been on scattered throughout the Parc La Villette, and will be on display until 19 August 2012.




Paris's latest must-see: a gravity-defying monkAP


To see the exhibition, just head for the park. Nearest metro: Porte de Pantin or Porte de la Villette. To see more of his work, visit on his website.

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