A SASSY SPLASH OF OUR FAVOURITES THIS MONSOON
Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos’ controversial romance with extravagant art and uncensored feminism has made loyal guardians of warlike lions sheathed in crochê ( Gardes) while a monumental pair of highheeled sandals made of steel pans and lids ( Marilyn) has become a whistle blower for women torn between the household chores and success. This imaginative exhibit by Vasconcelos in the fairy- tale like grounds of Château de Versailles in France is a satirical take on artistic decadence and has a twist of playful feminism. With an ostrich feather plumed helicopter dressed with crystals for added heft and dimension ( Lilicoptère) and an 18th century candelabra is outfitted in tampons instead of glass ( A Noiva) as its forerunners, this majestic showcase stuns with its attention to detail and sheer ingenuity and has an underlying mocking tone. Another whimsical addition from her stable is Blue Champagne, an spectacular installation of blue lights made with thousands of Pommery champagne bottles which stands tall around the royal palace fountain. Expect to be amazed at this exhibition which is on till September 30.
THOUSANDS OF POMMERY POP CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES FORM THE MIGHTY OBELISK OUTSIDE THE VERSAILLES