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Joana Vasconcelos - Versailles (Bilingual French / English)



From 19 June to 30 September 2012, the Palace of Versailles presents the exhibition Joana Vasconcelos Versailles in the State Apartments and the gardens.

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"Interpreting the dense mythology of Versailles, transporting it into the contemporary world, and evoking the presence of the important female figures that have lived here, while drawing on my identity and my experience as a Portuguese woman born in France, will certainly be the most fascinating challenge of my career."

"My work has developed around the idea that the world is an opera, and Versailles embodies the operatic and aesthetic ideal that inspires me. The works that I propose exist for this place. I see them as linked to Versailles in a timeless way. When I stroll through the rooms of the Palace and its Gardens, I feel the energy of a setting that gravitates between reality and dreams, the everyday and magic, the festive and the tragic. I can still hear the echo of the footsteps of Marie-Antoinette, and the music and festive ambiance of the stately rooms. How would the life of Versailles look if this exuberant and grandiose universe was transferred to our period ?" Joana Vasconcelos.


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Artist Joana Vasconcelos (née en 1971)
Dimensions 280 x 240
Technique(s) 200 illustrations
Editor SKIRA / Flammarion
Release date 04/07/2012
Number of pages 240
Weight 1.639
Format Ouvrage relié
Language Français / Anglais
Musée Château de Versailles
Auteur Collectif Elisabeth Lebovici, Catherine Pégard, Valter Hugo Mãe, Rebecca Lamarche
Epoque Art contemporain