'Wim Delvoye at the Louvre' opening tomorrow

30 May 2012

The Louvre invites Belgian conceptual artist Wim Delvoye to intervene at various locations within the museum and nearby: under the Pyramid, in the Gothic galleries of the Department of Decorative Arts and in the Tuileries gardens.

From the down-to-earth redeployment of Gothic motifs to Baroque-inspired contorted and twisted crucifixes, Delvoye’s popular and decorative art, which has its roots in subversive and ironic reinterpretations of past styles, finds a particularly trenchant echo in the Louvre’s collections.

Wim Delvoye is the second artist, after Tony Cragg in 2011, to create a new, monumental sculpture to be installed at the central column supporting the Pyramid’s entry platform or belvedere.

Wim Delvoye at the Louvre - From May 31 to September 17, 2012.

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