Nancy's Paris Blog
Hi, I'm Nancy Burke and welcome to my blog. I've lived in France on the outskirts of Paris for over 20 years with my husband, Rob, and a little more recently, our black cat Cassie. My friends tell me that I know more about Paris than most Parisians. I don't know about that but I do try to make the most of living in one of the world's greatest centers of culture, art and architecture. Most weekdays I'm out and about visiting museums, taking tours, or just experiencing French life. I was a long time director of the Friday Tour Group and I'm still an active member.
29 December 2017
This 10th exhibition of contemporary art installations, curated by the Palais de Tokyo, is presented in the Château de Versailles Gardens, one of the largest open-air sculpture museums of the world. The permanent statues have been covered to protect them from wintry weather and works of art by 17 contemporary artists from different countries, genres and generations have been added. Sculpture, sound installations, painting, drapery, reflection, oxidation and glaciations are a few of the techniques employed. The setting of the unique sphinx in the Triumphal Arch Grove especially appealed to me and the bronze solar wheel in front of the Grand Canal unites the various works of art. I discovered much of the experience was finding the numerous sculptures in the groves and then trying to figure out their significance while taking a pleasant promenade. Their interpretation is totally personal!
1.This free exhibition runs through 7 January 2018. It can be enjoyed in the gardens every day except Mondays from 10AM to 5PM.
2.Information is provided in French and English near the entrance of the various locations. I highly recommend printing a map and following the designated route. It is available on the website below. Enceladus Grove (#7 on map) is closed.
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