Tree of life - Joana Vasconcelos

Château de Vincennes, 1 avenue de Paris - 94300 Vincennes
From April 28, 2023 to September 3, 2023
Château de Vincennes - Sainte Chapelle

A new monumental installation by the Portuguese artist at the Sainte-Chapelle at the Château de Vincennes

As part of the France-Portugal 2022 season, the Sainte-Chapelle, a  jewel of Gothic architecture, in the Château de Vincennes, is hosting a huge 13-metre-high laurel tree, adorned with 100,000 hand-woven and embroidered leaves in a mixture of red, black and gold. This impressive installation titled Tree of life is the work of Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos,who wanted to recall the past of the place and in particular Queen Catherine de Médicis. Joana Vasconcelos was in 2009 the first woman artist to exhibit in another prominent Parisian monument: the Palace of Versailles.
From 10.30am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5.30pm until 22 September. From 23 September: from 10:30 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 4:30 pm. Closed on 25 December and 1 January.


1 avenue de Paris
94300 Vincennes