Chanel Mobile Art Landed in New York!

Chanel Mobile Art Landed in New York!

Thursday, October 16, 2008 by Wendy Lam

Buren’s stripes and Tabaimo’s video well

Photography: Talaya Centeno

When I was in Hong Kong I missed out on the Chanel Mobile Art Exhibition that Zaha Hadid designed and was pretty sad about it but the New York exhibition will make up for it! The Chanel Mobile Art pavilion has landed in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, “which houses 18 modern artists’ odes to the iconic Chanel 2.55 handbag, will open to the public on Monday.” As you can see the crew is still assembling the 700 part for Monday’s opening, the exhibition will depart on November 9th and online tickets are already booked up. For a chance to see the exhibition visit the on-site ticketing box office for limited same day ticketing (subject to availability). “The entire project was conceived as a celebratory event for the 50th anniversary of Coco Chanel’s quilted 2.55 handbag, launched in February 1955. Once inside the space, visitors meander through specially commissioned installations loosely inspired by the 2.55. Yoko Ono, Blue Noses, Sylvie Fleury and Lee Bul are among the 18 artists whose works are on display.”

“A torus is basically like a spiral,” she said of the exhibition’s home, which looks not unlike a grounded UFO. “You start where you begin, you begin where you end and move from one space to another. It sounds light, like you’re just going to float it around and land it somewhere, but it’s very complicated.”

Aside from the exhibition, there will be “four limited edition 2.55s — red patent, ivory and navy alligator, and a jumbo-size navy patent style, all signed by Lagerfeld — will be available at the firm’s 57th Street and SoHo stores. The bags are priced up to $31,500, while the exhibition is free, although apparently no less a limited edition.” via WWD

I can’t wait, did you guys book your tickets yet? I did!

More pics after the jump…

Construction in the torus

Yang Fudong’s video installation

Daniel Buren’s striped wall

Michael Lin’s tiled floor

Loris Cecchini’s chandelier

Skylights in the atrium the pavilion’s exterior

The pavilion’s exterior

Chanel’s Mobile Art mother ship has landed in Central Park


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