This year it is British Indian-born Anish Kapoor - one of the most highly recognized and honoured artists of his generation- who has taken up the challenge during the months of May and June 2011.
Anish Kapoor has created a work of art called Leviathan in the Grand Palais, Paris and has dedicated it to the artist Ai Weiwei, whose detention by Chinese authorities he described as "barbaric".
About Leviathan Kappor says:
"the sculpture is a total immersion in an unexplored physical and mental dimension. once you are inside, in the giant 4-armed balloon, the involuted form reminds you of an organic outer space and inner self at the same time -- but when you travel outside of it (once you are back in the space of the grand palais), I hope the viewer has another encounter with the piece and with the luminosity thrown down by the glass roof.'
Here are some pictures of Leviathan.
And of some of his previous works of art
For more information you can visit www.monumenta.com
If only I could, I would take a plane to Paris right now!!