Visitors to Versailles Palace this summer will be greeted by a new exhibition of sculptures by the British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor. From June to October, six of his works are on view in the Jeu de Paume room in Versailles and the gardens, where they are already sparking debate. This is because one of his creations is a 197 foot long tunnel of steel symbolizing “the vagina of the queen who takes power”. Some say the piece is a disfigurement to history, however it has nothing to do with Marie Antoinette. In fact, it was first realized in 2011 for the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan. Kapoor’s bravado should come as no surprise. Known for his bold and large scale works, he is perhaps most recognized for his “Cloud Gate” in Chicago’s Millennium Park and “Sky Mirror,” exhibited at the Rockefeller Center in New York. Reinterpreted here, they are ambitious manipulations of form using reflective surfaces to being evocative of flesh and blood.
It’s not raining on the seventh of July for America! Do you know what that means? It means our star-crossed lovers get to reunite! A lot of Japanese clerith fans on twitter have been celebrating by writing clerith wishes on
tanzaku (paper) and hanging them on bamboo trees. Some of their wishes were for Aerith’s revival so that Cloud and Aerith could have their happy ending and get married (like they were promised).
Baker & Boathouse by lucas01
An image of Mount Baker with a boathouse found on Drayton Harbor.
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