The Palace of Versailles has invited the artist Eva Jospin to exhibit her creation Chambre de soie (Silk Room) in the Palace’s Orangery from 18 June to 29 September 2024.
From 18 June to 29 September 2024, discover the artist Eva Jospin and her work Chambre de soie (Silk Room) at the Eva Jospin–Versailles exhibition in the Palace’s Orangery. At 105 metres long and covering 350 m2 in total, the embroidered Chambre de soie invites visitors to stroll past and take in its monumental scale.
The 350 m2 of embroidered landscapes in Chambre de soie were inspired by the Room of the Embroidery at the Palazzo Colonna in Rome and Virginia Woolf’s novel A Room of One’s Own. The work was produced by the craftsmen and women of the Chanakya studio and Chanakya School of Craft in Mumbai, under Eva Jospin’s direction. The artist was invited by Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director at Dior, to present her creation during the fashion house’s Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 haute couture show.
Uniquely in tune with the Palace of Versailles Orangery
For this work, Eva Jospin took inspiration from her favourite themes: nature, strolling and architectural follies. In the Orangery, Chambre de soie will be exhibited linearly, inviting visitors to stroll past it.
Eva Jospin is to add a new embroidered panel to the work especially for this exhibition. This panel will be inspired by the groves in the Versailles gardens – in particular, the Apollo’s Baths Groves, which was redesigned in the late 18th century by the painter and landscape architect Hubert Robert, whose work has informed Eva Jospin’s reflections on the place of gardens.
Eva Jospin was born in 1975 and is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She has spent fifteen years composing forested and architectural landscapes, working in different media. Winner of the Prix de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts in 2015 and artist-in-residence at the Villa Medici in Rome in 2017, she has had numerous major exhibitions in Europe and America, as well as in France, where her exhibition Palazzo is currently running at the Palais des Papes in Avignon. Eva Jospin has been represented since May 2023 by the Galleria Continua.
This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the patronage of Parfums Christian Dior.
The exhibition takes place in the Palace of Versailles Orangery from 18 June 2024 to 29 September 2024.
- The exhibition will run during the high season. Please consult the opening times of the gardens.
- The exhibition can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday.
- Access to the exhibition is via the Palace gardens. You must have an entrance ticket to access it.
- Book a “Passport” ticket to access the Orangery (even if you are entitled to free entry).