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After Giuseppe Penone in 2013, a new contemporary installation opened in the gardens of the Château de Versailles last week, by minimalist South Korean born artist and philosopher Lee Ufan. Ten “intense and silent” pieces dialogue with the architecture and the gardens of the Versailles palace. In the words of the artist: “I often use stone, which represents nature, and steel sheets, symbol of industrialised society. It is because I feel that they are appropriate to represent the dialogue between being and time. These materials do not interest me as objects. I use them for their reactivity, and the relationship that they establish with each other or with space leads us once again to feel the marvellous aspect of surrounding space or a world that we are unaware of.”… “My works go beyond the deep history of Versailles and the perfect image of the Gardens: they are a metaphor that invites visitors to experiment with them and to experience them differently. They reveal a new dimension that opens out to infinity.”
Until 2 Nov. > Gardens: 8am-8.30pm daily. > Palace: 9am-6pm. Closed Mon. > Free entry to garden Mon, Wed-Fri. €15-€18 to works in the palace. Château de Versailles, Place d’Armes, Versailles. >
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Relatum – Dialogue X – La Tombe, hommage à André Le Nôtre


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