The Korean artist installs ten works, all entirely new, some of them of unusual size to correspond to the spaces in the gardens.
From 17 June to 2 November 2014,the Palace of Versailles welcomes the Korean artist Lee Ufan for a major contemporary art exhibition in the gardens.
"The intense and silent works of this artist will be placed in the palace and in the gardens, at the foot of the Gabriel stairs, in the great perspective designed by Le Nôtre and around the corner of walks or in the mysterious groves, completing and modifying the atmosphere for a time.
In Versailles, the artist will install ten works, all entirely new, some of them of unusual size to correspond to the spaces in the gardens. Behind their very restricted formal vocabulary, true diversity will emerge; some configurations will be completely new to his work. This exhibition will create a major landmark in Lee Ufan’s sculptural work with its confrontation to the exceptional site."
Curator of the Lee Ufan Versailles exhibition
Most of the works of the Lee Ufan Versailles exhibition are installed along the Grand Perspective, on the South Parterre and in the groves and walkways of the gardens. The work Relatum - Cotton Wall is installed at the foot of the Gabriel stairs.
Image: Lee Ufan, Relatum - Shadow of the Stars, 2014. Courtesy the artist ; kamel mennour, Paris and Pace, New York © Tadzio
Aurélie Gevrey, Hélène Dalifard : firstname.lastname@example.org
Château de Versailles
Place d'Armes - 78000 Versailles
The exhibition is free, except on days of the Musical Fountains Show and the Musical Gardens (every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Friday 15 August).
Dates and ticket prices of the Musical Fountains Show and the Musical Gardens
The gardens are open everyday from 8 am to 8:30 pm, except on days of the Musical Fountains Show and the Fountains Night Show (every Saturday from 21 June to 13 September: closing at 5:30 pm).
The exhibition is accessible under the same conditions as for the permanent collections (Passport tickets or Palace ticket).
Prices of the Passport tickets and Palace ticket
The Palace is open everyday, except Mondays, from 9 am to 6:30 pm.