Olafur Eliasson Transforms the Palace of Versailles for New Exhibition

For his latest installation, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has taken over the Palace of Versailles, which has welcomed various artists and their coinciding work throughout the past eight years. Eliasson has in turn positioned fog, mirrors and light landscapes inside of the palace as well as around the surrounding gardens.

The exhibit is sectioned into two parts: outdoor pieces that are positioned around the grounds and other installments placed in the interior of the palace. The gardens call home to three large works of art that deal with fluid, fog and absence. The standout design from this selection is a pristine waterfall that stands erect in the grand canal. The fog assembly then places guests in the midst of a hazy landscape, equipped with mist.

The château showcases a series of installations that make use of mirrors and light to bring the space to life. The sequence of mirrors then further enhance the immaculate beauty of the original furnishings within the palace, as visitors can in turn discover their own reflections and modified perceptions.

Olafur Eliasson’s Palace of Versailles exhibition is on display from June 7 through October 30.

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