Nan Goldin – Africa, Pavillon Dufour, Versailles

Soundwalk Collective & Nan Goldin - The Women’s March, 1789 - 2019 

Nan Goldin - Africa, Pavillon Dufour, Versailles (2018/2019)Discovering the history of the Women’s March on Versailles, in 1789, Nan Goldin captures one of the most pivotal moments of the French Revolution through her latest exhibition with a sound installation by Soundwalk Collective and architecture by Hala Wardé at Versailles itself.

Throughout the installation, designed with Hala Wardé, Nan Goldin and Soundwalk Collective work with underground waterworks, walls and sculptures to highlight the historical moment. The power of the women marching, their memory frozen in the surroundings are evoked in the sound installation using the voices of well-known women (Isabelle Adjani, Élodie Bouchez, Laetitia Casta, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nan Goldin, Isabelle Huppert, Isild Le Besco, Anna Mouglalis & Charlotte Rampling), extolling their rights as defended by the French Revolution. The work is presented within the dark corridors of the Petit Trianon, far removed from the salons of Marie-Antoinette.

“Digging up this history that resonates so loudly with our times. This brilliant document could have been written today. Nothing has changed. There are women in the world that still don’t have the rights that are articulated in the Declaration.” – Nan Goldin [Extract of statement]

Exhibited as part of the exhibition ‘Versailles – Visible / Invisible’ organised by the Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles and Château de Versailles Spectacles.

Medium: vinyl housed in a linen laminated sleeve, including a fine art print by Nan Goldin titled ‘Africa, Pavillon Dufour, Versailles (2018/2019)’
Size art print: 30 x 30 cm
Edition of 250
The art print is signed and numbered
Price: € 490

This limited edition Nan Goldin work is available at New Art Editions