EVA JOSPIN – La Chambre de Soie and other wonderful works at the Palace of the Popes in Avignon

Italiano (Italian)

Until January 7, 2024
Palais des Papes
Pl. du Palais, 84000 Avignon, Francia

The annual Grand Exhibition at the Palace of the Popes offers visitors a dreamlike experience discovering the works of artist Eva Jospin. Her works fill several rooms of the world’s largest Gothic palace from June 30, 2023 to January 7, 2024. This majestic Gothic palace, considered the largest of its kind in the world, is the backdrop for an enchanting cardboard installation consisting of three monumental sculptures. The different rooms of the palace come alive with Jospin’s intricate works, strategically placed to create a hypnotic journey for visitors. Guests are transported to the realm of dreams as they wander among the works, each of which interacts artistically with the historical and architectural essence of the papal residence.

Eva Jospin, Palazzo. Palais des Papes

In addition to the fantastic monumental architectural works, on display in the Salle du Tinel is “La Chambre de Soie,” composed of 3 large 10-meter tapestries, made by the artist in 2021 for Dior. The work is made entirely in embroidery, paying homage both to the amazing Hall of Embroidery, in the heart of Palazzo Colonna in Rome, and to A Room of One’s Own, a famous feminist essay by Virginia Woolf.
The complete 350 sq. m. work, exhibited in 2021 by Dior, served as the script for a fashion show she had of 350 sq. m. Silk, hemp, linen and cotton threads of more than 400 different shades were used to shape an enchanted landscape. The creation is the result of an ongoing dialogue between the French artist and artisans from the Chanakya ateliers and the Chanakya School of Craft in Mumbai.

View, La Chambre de Soie, Copyright Dior

Eva Jospin’s creation, inspired by a fantastic universe imagined by her mind, depicts fascinating grottoes consecrated to nymphs, cenotaphs, utopian landscapes and monuments inspired by the emblematic architectural whims of the 18th century. Forests, lianas, rocks and waterfalls bring to life bewitching scenes that, much like the extravagant creations that adorned the Baroque gardens of that era, catch the eye of observers and invite them to indulge in a vivid daydream.

La Chambre de Soie, detail, Palais des Papes
La Chambre de Soie, detail, Palais des Papes
View, La Chambre de Soie, Copyright Dior