Wim Delvoye at the Louvre
As part of the Louvre’s always interesting contemporary programme, Belgian jokester Wim Delvoye intervenes in various locations within the galleries of the Department of Decorative Arts, particularly in Napoleon III’s overblown private apartments, under the Pyramid with a monumental sculpture ‘Suppo’, and in the Tuileries gardens. From the down-to-earth redeployment of Gothic motifs to Baroque-inspired contorted and twisted crucifixes, Delvoye’s popular and decorative art, which has its roots in subversive and ironic reinterpretations of past styles, finds a particularly trenchant echo in the Louvre’s collections.
And Delvoye’s show at Perrotin continues through to 16 June.
Until 17 Sep.
Louvre, entrance through Pyramid, Cour Napoléon, 1st. M° Palais Royal. 01.40.20.50.50. www.louvre.fr/