Invited by the Galeries Lafayette, the korean artist Kimsooja presents the installation To Breathe from 14 April to 29 October 2023.


From 16 to 22 October 2023, take advantage of the exceptional extension of visits!

Inter-Coupole access – R+5 Coupole


Courtesy : Kimsooja, Simulation To Breathe, in between dome, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, 2022. Courtesy Kimsooja Studio

By covering the dome of the historic dome with a film that diffracts the sun’s rays into an infinite number of colours, Kimsooja creates new and ephemeral luminous landscapes on the exterior surfaces and in the interior spaces of the dome, as the day progresses and the weather conditions change. The artist explores the sensory and meditative qualities of the department stores’, inviting spectators to look at these luminous environments, conducive to contemplation.

A singular and confidential experience of To Breathe is offered to visitors in the space between the two domes, usually closed to the public, through the diffusion of the sound work The Weaving Factory (2004/2013) throughout the space.

A unique and confidential experience of To Breathe will be offered to visitors

To Breathe can be seen on sunny days throughout the department stores’ during Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann opening hours. It offers privileged views of the terrace (8th floor)


Based between Paris and Seoul, Kimsooja, (born in 1957 in Daegu, South Korea) is a multidisciplinary artist with an international reputation. Her practice combines performance, video, photography, and even site-specific installations that she invests with light and sound effects.  

More information about the work and the artist here

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In 2022, the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann invited the French artist duo Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard from Studio GGSV for an exclusive carte blanche at the Parisian department store; a tribute to contemporary creation orchestrated in a historic monument, emblematic of the Art Nouveau style.

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