Around the World: a Stone Island archive & dining with Chanel

Around the World: a Stone Island archive & dining with Chanel

by Juliette Eleuterio
6 min

From a massive Stone Island archival exhibition taking place at Frieze Seoul to a Chanel not-so-fine dining experience in Brooklyn, New York, this week’s edition of Around the World has some sick events and gallery exhibitions to immerse yourself in. We’ve got some gallery exhibitions, some which will open your eyes up to past and current socio-political issues, some that could potentially give you a cold case of existential dread and one which actually wants you to party inside the gallery. 

Moleskine is taking a detour at the Saatchi Gallery

“Can creativity change the world?” This is the question posed by Moleskine as it lands its new exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery. After showing in Shanghai, Paris and New York, the next pit stop in the Moleskine Detour series is the British capital, opening this weekend to the public. Over 100 artists’ notebooks will be on display, including the likes of Hannah Marshall known for her architectural soundscapes who will also have an installation on show and has designed a limited-edition Detour Moleskine notebook for the occasion. The conceptual architect Toyo Ito, film director Spike Jonze and many more will also be on display.

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Stone Island lands at Frieze Seoul
Selected Works_Seoul ‘982-‘023: The Stone Island Archive is going to be a major one for the Italian-born brand. Taking place during Frieze Seoul from September 5, Stone Island will be opening its biggest exhibition in Asia to date, showcasing over 70 pieces – more than half of which were pulled straight out of the archives. The garments on show date all the way to Stone Island’s very first Massimo Osti-designed SS82 collection accompanied by over four decades of research and innovation, retracing the steps in the brand’s history.

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Dine with Chanel in Brooklyn

Finding its way on the corner of Wythe Avenue and North 10 street, Chanel is opening its retro-themed Lucky Chance Diner – but it won’t be a burger and shake you’ll be able to indulge in. Instead, Chanel is using this diner space to celebrate the launch of its new fragrance “Chance Eau Fraîche,” inviting visitors to go on their own scent discovery journey. The diner will be open between September 8 and 10 with online reservations now available.

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Crash the MOCA’s “Party/After-Party” by Carl Craig

Detroit techno pioneer and DJ Carl Craig knows a thing or two about parties (and after-parties), having played in some of the world’s most renowned clubs including Berlin’s Berghain. His latest work won’t be in a nightclub though, but in LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art. With an exhibition titled “Party/After-Party,” Craig invites visitors to immerse themselves into the neon-lit space, integrate themselves into the clubbing community and explore the Black artists who pioneered the electronic music genre.

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Stefan Sagmeister is holding his first solo exhibition at the Ginza Graphic Gallery

The Austrian graphic designer and artist Stefan Sagmeister is bringing some much-needed optimism for his first solo exhibition titled “Now Is Better” at Tokyo’s Ginza Graphic Gallery. While doom scrolling on your phone aimlessly plugs you into the endless problems with our current world, Sagmeister’s exhibition takes a retrospective look into society 200 years from now, realising that today might be the best it has ever been.

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TOILETPAPER brings its surrealist world to Mumbai
Open until October 22, the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Center is hosting the largest TOILETPAPER exhibition in India – and it’s as nonsensical, hyperrealistic and visually entrapping as you would expect. Titled “RUN AS SLOW AS YOU CAN”, the exhibition is just disorienting as the name makes it out to be, with TOILETPAPER’s signature style of consumerism-meets-irony artworks filling up the labyrinth-like space. 

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Marco Pietracupa gets existential in Milan

Is reality even real? Do the people closest to us, family and friends, actually exist? Those are the types of questions you’ll be asking yourself after visiting Marco Pietracupa’s “The Vacuum Decay” set in Milan’s FuturDome. Now on show, the artist exposes faceless bodies that blend into a green screen backdrop, relating his subjects to useless objects aimlessly wandering through time and space, at any time susceptible to perish in the unpredictable and macabre spatial vacuum that surrounds us.

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Walk through glass in Reykjavik

Created in 1984 by the Icelandic artist Rúrí, “Glassrain” is the immersive artwork that invites visitors to walk through 500 razor-sharp hanging pieces of glass, with each piece swinging ever-so-slightly according to the airflow caused by visitors’ movements. Now on show at the National Gallery of Iceland, “Glassrain” opens up the floodgates to political dismay with the dangerous moving parts of this installation acting as a metaphor for the societal instability Rúrí grew up with in the ‘70s.

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