Purple Diary

[January 28 2016]

Olafur Eliasson named Palace of Versailles 2016 guest artist

After hosting Anish Kapoor in 2015, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has been chosen as Palace of Versailles‘ Guest Artist for the summer 2016.

“I am thrilled to be working with an iconic site like Versailles. As the palace and its gardens are so rich in history and meaning, in politics, dreams, and visions, it is an exciting challenge to create an artistic intervention that shifts visitors’ feeling of the place and offers a contemporary perspective on its strong tradition. I consider art to be a co-producer of reality, of our sense of now, society, and global togetherness. It is truly inspiring to have the opportunity to co-produce through art today’s perception of Versailles” says Olafur Eliasson.

The exhibition will be on view from June to November 2016 at Palace of Versailles, Paris.

Photo Sophie T

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