Visible from May to September 2018, Felice Varini’s latest project is a striking installation at the medieval fortress of Carcassonne in Southern France. Spread on the west front of the city fortifications, 15 yellow circles (composed of temporary┬áthin aluminium strips) all come together perfectly in the field of vision when standing facing one of the gates and is characteristic of the Swiss artist’s geometric perspective-localized paintings. The project from the Paris-based Varini┬ácelebrates the 20th anniversary of the inscription of the city on the world heritage list at UNESCO but has been controversial as some feel the work desecrates the┬ásecond-most visited tourist site after the Eiffel Tower in France.

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