Ghosts of Versailles
edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 8/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
How emotionally charged is an empty room? MB Fine Art in Los Angeles explores that question in "Patrick Tournebuf: The Museum Project," a show of the photographer's large-scale images of eerily bare rooms in famous French institutions. Commissioned by the French government, the photographs capture exhibit halls and museums in the middle of cleaning and restoration. The Château de Versailles appears devoid of artwork and furniture. In Paris, the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, also emptied of its usual artwork, instead holds four bronze horses that normally adorn the building's roof. September 10–October 19; 310-550-0050; mbfala.com.