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'Wim Delvoye at the Louvre' opening tomorrow

30 May '12 by the editors

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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