Art thou loving Chanel? Chanel's Mobile Art exhibition opens
Not to be outdone by YSL's touring 'Manifesto' exhibition, Chanel have launched their surreal Mobile Art exhibit in Hong Kong yesterday. Having landed in Star Ferry's Car Park, the sight is like a scene straight out of a sci-fi flick as Zaha Hadid's collapsible 'Art Container' nestles like a UFO amongst the skyscrapers of Hong Kong's skyline! The exhibition will remain there until April, when it embarks on a two-year tour around Tokyo, New York, London, Moscow and Paris. UK fans can look out for its debut in England in Summer 2009.
Multi-sensoral exhibits were comissioned from around 20 famous artists worldwide, including Yoko Ono: the result is a melding of art, architecture, fashion and music, all loose interpretations of Chanel's iconic 2.55 quilted handbag. For more details of what lies within the 7,500 sq ft structure, read on...
According to Vogue UK, "the audio-visual experience starts on a mosaic floor of giant camellias, under clouds of crystal prisms by Italian and Taiwanese artists Loris Cecchini and Michael Lim.
"Several scenes later, photographer Araki’s nude - encircled with Chanel chains - revisits the Dance of the Seven Veils and Russian collective Blue Noses mock the human condition using the bag as a key prop. Pen your desires on rice paper and tie them on Yoko Ono's Wish Tree before leaving".
Will you be venturing in when it arrives at a city near you?