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Kapoor Versailles



Presentation of the exhibition

From 9 June to 1 November 2015,the Palace of Versailles welcomes the English artist Anish Kapoor for a major contemporary art exhibition in the gardens.

Descension © Anish Kapoor 2015

«  For Anish Kapoor, a work of art doesn’t exist alone but through its viewer. The visitor at Versailles will witness the dualities of artist’s work: heaven and earth, visible and invisible, inside and outside, shadow and light… This universe can be read through experience and imagination. The originality of this exhibition, what makes it unique, even to those who have long been familiar with Kapoor’s work around the world, is that in Versailles his vision meets an imagination set in stone by history. The very controlled landscape of Versailles is drawn into instability. The grounds become uncertain and moving. Waters swirl. Romantic ruins take hold of the Tapis Vert. Exposed interior orifices are hidden within the garden’s labyrinths. The mirrors that are so central to Versailles now distort it. This world is perhaps about to tip over. It is not by chance that Anish Kapoor was the first to push open the door to the Jeu de Paume, which he considers as a work of art in itself, to exhibit his installation.
Anish Kapoor draws us into a hidden history, within the boundaries of Versailles. »

Catherine Pégard
President of the Palace of Versailles

Sky Mirror © Anish Kapoor 2015

The itinerary

Most of the works of the exhibition Kapoor Versailles are installed in the Gardens : four on the Grand Perspective and one in the Star Grove. The work Shooting into the Corner is installed in the Jeu de Paume room

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Sectional Body preparing for Monadic Singularity
© Anish Kapoor 2015

Practical information

For the works exhibited in the gardens of Versailles:

The exhibition is free, except on days of the Musical Fountains Show and the Musical Gardens (every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday).
Dates and ticket prices of the Musical Fountains Show and the Musical Gardens

The gardens are open everyday from 8 am to 8:30 pm (Star grove : from 10 am to 6:30 pm), except on Saturdays from 20 June to 19 September : closing at 5:30 pm.

The exhibition will also be accessible on the evenings of the Night Fountains Shows, on Saturdays from 20th June to 19 September except on 4th July (from 8 : 30 pm to 11 pm).


The work in the Jeu de Paume room :

The room, located Jeu de Paume street, is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 12:30 am to 6 pm (last entry at 5:45 pm). Free entrance.

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