The Peninsula Hotels today launched the next chapter of their global contemporary art program ‘Art in Resonance’ with a celebration held at The Peninsula Paris attended by art and fashion world notables. Immersive, newly commissioned art installations from Japan-born, New York-based artist Saya Woolfalk and local French artist, Elise Morin are now available to view until 15 November. Chilean-born Iván Navarro’s neon sculpture ‘HOME’ – also commissioned by The Peninsula Hotels – makes a welcome return, following its reveal at the Hong Kong launch of Art in Resonance during March of this year.
Visionary Reality Portal by Saya Woolfalk.
“The success of, and reaction to, the Hong Kong launch proved hotel art has entered a new era,” said Carson Glover, Vice President of Brand Marketing and Communications, The Peninsula Hotels. “It was heart-warming to watch our artists’ pieces stir the emotions of those who encountered them and we were thrilled to see our newly launched installations in Paris surprise and delight to the same level.”
SOLI by Elise Morin. Photo by Laurent Zabulon.
All three of the works currently displayed in Paris are designed to generate meaningful conversations. Speaking of each piece, Bettina Prentice, co-curator of Art in Resonance, said: “Woolfalk investigates an expanded definition of cultural diversity; she draws you in with her dazzling, immersive projections that imagine a post-racial utopia. Morin’s work also uses beauty to draw the viewer in, referencing landscape and nature while focusing on the ‘life-cycle’ of man-made objects and their material burden on this planet, while Navarro uses space and light to encourage its audience to reimagine the concept of home.”
Iván Navarro with his art installation, HOME.
With the launch of Art in Resonance taking place during Paris Fashion Week, The Peninsula Hotels is also proudly presenting the first-ever Paris fashion presentation from artisanally-designed accessories brand Brother Vellies on 26 September at The Peninsula Paris. Founded by Aurora James, the Vogue CFDA award-winning fashion brand works with workshops across the world to create and sustain artisanal jobs in areas where employment opportunities are scarce. “Using fashion as a vehicle to create and maintain long term artisanal jobs around the world is the most profoundly impactful thing the industry can offer to the planet and our shared humanity right now,” said James. “I am so grateful to The Peninsula Hotels for acknowledging the importance of the work we are aiming to do at Brother Vellies.” Guests and visitors of The Peninsula Paris can now view selected pieces from the collection at the hotel.
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