Joana Vasconcelos at Versailles
The new and flamboyant contemporary show up at Versailles is by Lisbon artist Joana Vasconcelos. She is the first woman and the youngest contemporary artist to show here since Versailles started their contemporary program back in 2008. Her large sculptural works occupy the State Apartments and the gardens of the palace. To quote the artist “My work has developed around the idea that the world is an opera, and Versailles embodies the operatic and aesthetic ideal that inspires me… How would the life of Versailles look if this exuberant and grandiose universe was transferred to our period?…” Vasconcelos attempts to interpret the dense mythology of Versailles, transporting it into the contemporary world, and evoking the presence of the important female figures that have lived there.
Until 30 Sep.