Château de Versailles (France)
Until January 7, 2018
Commission: Jean de Loisy, Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Yoann Gourmel et Alfred Pacquement
For the tenth annual contemporary art exhibition at the Château de Versailles, the format has changed from previous editions: whereas in the past a single guest of honor was invited each year, the exhibition is now collective. The gardens of Versailles become an open sky museum. Voyage d’hiver is an invitation to wander around and discover the dialogue between an 18th century landscape and our current era.
Grenouilles en grands manteaux, a text written by Céline Minard for the exhibition, guides visitors through alleys and thickets where are displayed sound installations, such as Dominique Petitgand’s piece, monumental sculptures, such as Ugo Rondinone’s intertwined branches, or smaller pieces, such as Louise Sartor’s paintings, discreetly hung to the tree branches.
Prospect 4: The Lotus in spite of the Swamp
New Orleans (USA)
From November 18, 2017 to February 25, 2018
Prospect 4, the fourth edition of the New Orleans Art Triennial, presents a selection of local, national and international artists displayed in a diversity of venues: cultural institutions, public spaces and venues that do not have an “artistic” vocation strictly speaking. The city and its reconstruction still remain hot topics since the launch of Prospect, an event that was created by exhibition curator Dan Cameron after hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Des Corps de Pierre
Château La Coste (France)
Until November 26, 2017
For this exhibition, the artist from Piedmont selected a dozen artworks, some of which are being presented for the first time. Penone chose to play with the space and the architecture of the gallery designed by Renzo Piano, from the extremely meticulous reproduction of a single grain of sand or the presentation of a selection of drawings inside the galleries, to bronze trees and monumental marble blocks installed outside.
Jose Dávila: Sense of Place
LAND Los Angeles Nomadic Division (USA)
Until May 27, 2018
LAND – a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles and focused mainly on public art – has commissioned Mexican artist Jose Dávila for a monumental “migrant” sculpture composed of forty concrete blocks that will be disassembled and then migrate throughout the city.
Four major “movements” are scheduled for November 2017, January, March, and May 2018, when the sculpture will finally be reassembled into its initial form. During this journey, several blocks will be placed in strategic sites throughout the city (malls, busy intersections, parks…) where passersby can use them at their leisure as urban furniture.
Musée Zadkine (Paris)
Until Februray 11th, 2018
For the 50th anniversary of Zadkine’s death (1890-1967), the museum wants to honor the Russian sculptor and bring a new reading of his work on rock. The exhibition Être pierre gathers several generations of artists from Picasso or Brancusi to contemporaries such as Jimmie Durham or Katinka Bock, using diverse media: sketching, video, painting, photography. Through about a hundred works, the exhibition offers a reflection on the mineral articulated around three sections: « The origins » of Earth, humankind and art; “metamorphism and metamorphosis” on matter and its properties, and “Mineral intimacy” focused on the relationship between the artist and matter.