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Olafur Eliasson Takes Over Versailles

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This summer’s Palace of Versailles artist collaboration sees the acclaimed Danish-Icelandic conceptual artist, Olafur Eliasson installing a series of spacial, elemental interventions in and around the Palace and its gardens.

Featuring three outdoor installations that focus on different states of water – liquid, fog and ice – and a series of indoor installations entered upon illumination, the dialogue between Eliasson’s work and the Palace’s architecture encourages visitors to take charge of their own experience. “The Versailles that I have been dreaming up […] invites visitors to take control of the authorship of their experience instead of simply consuming and being dazzled by the grandeur.” says Eliasson. “It asks them to exercise their senses, to embrace the unexpected, to drift through the gardens, and to feel the landscape take shape through their movement.” Find out more about the sculptures, which will remain at Versailles until 30 October 2016, on their official microsite.

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All images © Anders Sune Berg, courtesy of Olafer Eliasson /
neugerriemschneider, Berlin / Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York