‘Never-before-seen’ commissioned art pieces by Elise Morin and Saya Woolfalk are now on public view until 15 November, alongside Iván Navarro’s popular installation titled ‘HOME’
The Peninsula Hotels today launched the next chapter of their global contemporary art programme ‘Art in Resonance’ with a celebration held at The Peninsula Paris attended by art and fashion world notables Kerby Jean-Raymond, Selby Drummond and Olivia Palermo. 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.
“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.”
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.”
Isolde Brielmaier, co-curator of Art in Resonance added: “For the Paris iteration, Bettina and I once again worked together with The Peninsula Hotels to identify emerging and mid-career artists whose work addresses important issues of our time. By commissioning new work directly from the artists and providing financial and logistical support, The Peninsula Hotels has enabled dream projects to become a reality.”
After Paris, ‘Art in Resonance’ will return to The Peninsula Hong Kong in March 2020 to reveal a new set of inspiring installations to kick-start the city’s Art Month. Following Hong Kong, art lovers can view a selection of ‘Art in Resonance’ pieces at The Peninsula Tokyo in April 2020, where a further local artist commission will be added to the programme.
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