The world is buzzing with events and exhibitions, and in case you missed the announcements, we’ve rounded them all up for you, whether you’re based in Paris, London or Milan. This week in Around The World, CELINE prepares the opening of its Harrods exclusive pop up centred around its new collection and Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama opens up an exhibition in Tokyo that explores the theme of nature versus technology. Keep reading to get all caught up in the latest events.
CELINE’S PLEIN SOLEIL IS TAKING OVER HARRODS
For an exclusive launch of its Plein Soleil Summer 2023 capsule collection, CELINE will be hosting a pop-up in Harrods’ ground floor exhibition windows in London. Opening next week, the collection on display is inspired by the coastal cities of the French Riviera, merging together beachwear and urban silhouettes as well as incorporating CELINE’s “Art De Vivre” pieces.
QI ZHUO’S NEW SOLO EXHIBITION LOOKS BACK ON THE PANDEMIC
Now on view until May 26, the Chinese-born, Paris-based artist Qi Zhuo explores the cultural and personal impacts of the pandemic at Shanghai’s Perrotin space. His solo exhibition titled “Lost In The Bubble” features small-scale stone sculptures decorated with glass bubbles, a process which requires exhaling. Through the bubbles, the artist contemplates on the process of breathing, something that had become relatively difficult with masks covering our faces for the past few years.
HAJIME SORAYAMA TRAVELS TO SPACE IN HIS TOKYO EXHIBITION
Best known for his “Sexy Robots” series, the Japanese artist is holding a solo exhibition presented by Tokyo’s NANZUKA called “Space Traveler”. Found across different venues in the city, Hajime Sorayama’s latest work explores the themes of nature, the human mind and body, and technology in his signature robotic aesthetic. Works on display include a robotic sea creature, space fairy and a machine-like rendition of Elvis Presley.
NEW YORK’S POSTER HOUSE REFLECTS ON THE BLANK PANTHER PARTY
On show til September, Poster House is looking back at the Black Panther Party that was formed during the 1960s civil rights movement that took over America. Titled “Black Power To Black People: Branding The Black Panther Party”, the exhibition showcases posters, photographs and illustrations that defined the party, including a presidential campaign poster that featured Eldrige Cleaver.
DANIEL ARSHAM’S PIECES ON VIEW AT THE OCMA IN LA
Titled “Wherever You Go, There You Are”, the Orange County Museum of Art is hosting Daniel Arsham’s first major American museum show. From sculpture to architecture, as well as illustrations and photographs, the show features Arsham’s signature erosion on everyday objects, as well as pieces from the artist’s Paris Fashion Week show.
MILAN’S PALAZZO REALE IS HONOURING HELMUT NEWTON’S LEGACY
Produced by Palazzo Reale and Marsilio Arte in collaboration with the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, the legendary photographer Helmut Newton is being honoured with a presentation of over 250 works, from photographs to magazine editorials, documents and videos. Alongside some of his most photos, unseen works of art will be unveiled for the first time, unpacking Newton’s career from the start til his final years.
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD’S CORSETS ARE ON DISPLAY IN ITS LONDON BOUTIQUE
Held in Vivienne Westwood’s Conduit Street flagship store in London, the late British designer’s subversive approach to corsetry is now on display till May 21. With pieces dating back to 1987 to Andreas Kronthaler’s latest creations, the displayed corsets explore the house’s historical, fine art and culture referencing.
TEHCHING HSIEH AND GERHARD RICHTER HAVE A JOINT EXHIBITION IN BERLIN
Seemingly two opposite artists, the Neue Nationalgalerie is highlighting both artists and their influence on 20th century art till July 30. While Tehching Hsieh is a Taiwanese artist whose work lies within performance art that grew in popularity between the 70s and 80s, Gerhard Richter is a German painter and visual artist regarded as one of the most influential creatives of his country.
THE PALAIS GALLIERA IS HOSTING 1997 FASHION BIG BANG
Highlighting one of the most defining years in fashion, Paris’ Palais Galliera’s new “1997 Fashion Big Bang” exhibition looks back at some of the designers that changed the course of the industry. From Martin Margiela’s Stockman collection to Comme des Garçons’ deformed bodies in its Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body collection, the exhibition will dive into key moments of the explosive year.
SHANGHAI’S GUCCI COSMOS EXHIBITION EXPLORES THE BRAND’S HISTORY
Looking back into the Italian brand’s 102 year history, Shanghai’s West Bund’s “Gucci Cosmos” showing comes after the Florence archive that opened for the brand’s century anniversary. Showcasing the artisans and craftsmanship that goes on behind the scenes, “Gucci Cosmos” offers rare archival pieces, from its iconic accessories to its ties with the equestrian world. The exhibition will be open until June 25, before setting off for a global tour.
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