|Flower Matango that can be translated as Floral Monster|
This exhibit is interesting for the juxtaposition of modern against a traditional background. I don't love it but I find it striking. "Flower Matango is a creature derived from a Japanese film made by the creators of Godzilla"
When the artist was asked what it meant to him to exhibit in Versailles he said “For a Japanese like me, the Château de Versailles is one of the greatest symbols of Western history. It is the emblem of an ambition for elegance, sophistication and art that most of us can only dream of...it is probable that the Versailles of my imagination corresponds to an exaggeration and a transformation in my mind so that it has become a kind of completely separate and unreal world. That is what I have tried to depict in this exhibition.I am the Cheshire cat that welcomes Alice in Wonderland with its diabolic smile, and chatters away as she wanders around the Château. With a broad smile I invite you all to discover the wonderland of Versailles.” Takashi Murakami
What do you think of the Takashi Murakami exhibit?