La froideur for Murakami at Versailles

Marie-Laure Bernadac, contemporary art curator at the Louvre, has questioned plans to open an exhibition of works by Japanese artist Murakami at the Palace of Versailles in September. "Koons [the opening show in the palace's contemporary art programme which launched in 2008] was a good choice, but I really don't see what Versailles has in common with the figurative Japanese world of Murakami. If these collaborations are too forced, it harms both parties. You must pay attention to the artists' choices," she told our sister paper Le Journal des Arts (ouch). Bernadac also revealed that US photographer Nan Goldin is set to create a body of work at the Paris museum.

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