A SASSY SPLASH OF OUR FAVOURITES THIS MON­SOON

India Today - - LEISURE - Com­piled by Saakshi Suri and San­hita Sinha Chowd­hury

KILLER QUEEN

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

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