29 Jun '12, 5am

Joana Vasconcelos at Versailles: Controversial or in Context?

Joana Vasconcelos at Versailles: Controversial or in Context?

LUXURY NOW / ARTKETING / JOANA VASCONCELOS AT VERSAILLES: CONTROVERSIAL OR IN CONTEXT? The latest artist to be invited to Versailles as part of its controversial contemporary art programme is Joana Vasconcelos, who has installed her signature witty works made of found objects but not her chandelier made of tampons. After Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami, the latest contemporary artist to exhibit within the gilded interiors and manicured ground of the Chateau de Versailles is Joana Vasconcelos. As an artist who is most famous for a chandelier made entirely of 25,000 tampons – a version of which she was banned from installing in the former home of Louis XVI – the decision is as controversial as ever to traditionalists who complain that humorous, pop-influenced conceptual art has no place within such as a historic monument. But Jean-Francois Chougnet, the curator of the exhibi...

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