Detail View: Archivision Base to Module 9: Wall for Peace

Preferred Title: 
Wall for Peace
Image View: 
View looking south through the east side of the monument
Creator: 
Clara Halter (French artist, born ca. 1942); Jean-Michel Wilmotte (French architect, born 1948)
Location: 
site: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Location Note: 
Champ de Mars
Date: 
2000 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Modernist; Modern; Twenty-first century
Work Type 1: 
monument
Work Type 2: 
sculpture (visual work)
Classification: 
installation, environmental, stage sets
Material: 
steel; glass
Technique: 
construction (assembling)
Subjects: 
abstraction or non-objective; contemporary (1960 to present); typography or calligraphy; writing systems
Description: 
The Wall for Peace is freely inspired by the Wailing Wall of Jerusalem. Visitors can put their messages of peace in the chinks of the Wall that are planned for this purpose. The word 'peace' appears on the glass walls in 49 languages. The Wall for Peace is erected in Paris, on the Champs de Mars, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. It was inaugurated on March 30, 2000 by the President of the French Republic. (Source: Wall for Peace [website]; http://www.wallforpeace.com)
Collection: 
Archivision Base Collection
Identifier: 
1A2-F-P-PM-A5
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.