The latest in the Château de Versailles’ contemporary art program comes from Italian sculptor and conceptual artist Giuseppe Penone, a young member of the radical 60s art movement ‘Arte Povera.’ His sculptures are presented principally in the Palace’s formal gardens and dialogue with André Le Nôtre’s masterpiece in the context of a year celebrating [...]

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 [...]

‘Secret Garden’ by Dior at Versailles

If Chanel presented their Cruise Collection at Versailles only yesterday, Dior got in first, celebrating their 60th birthday at the palace back in 2007, and their new video is set there too. ‘Secret Garden’ showcases the maison’s autumn/winter 2012 collection in la Galerie des Glaces and outside in the grounds, with models Daria Strokus, [...]

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