Contemporary Art

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Olafur Eliasson Versailles - Exposition d'art contemporain au Château de Versailles
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Each year, Versailles hosts an exhibition of a major contemporary artist.

This creates facinating confrontation between major works by Jules Hardouin Mansart, André Lenôtre, Charles Lebrun, Jacques Ange Gabriel of the Baroque era and the contemporary vision of todays artists : Jeff Koons, Xavier VeilhanTakashi MurakamiBernard Venet, Joana VasconcelosGiuseppe Penone, Lee Ufan et Anish Kapoor.

 

These encounters, sometimes emphasising contrast and synthesis, show Versailles as a living site always open to creativity.

 

Olafur Eliasson is the contemporary artist invited to Versailles in Summer 2016.