A CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION IN
A 16TH CENTURY VENETIAN PALACE
BY FONDATION VALMONT
Shot on location in Venice, Italy.
The exhibition at Palazzo Bonvicini is intended as an individual and personal journey and is very much based on Alice’s experiences: each visitor has the opportunity to open a certain door, or not.
The first room, a collaborative work of all four artists, invites visitors to rest and get in a dream-like state. Just like Alice in the garden at the beginning of her story. The experience of The Garden Dreamers is amplified via subdued light, inviting seating cushions and a carpet designed by Isao on the floor and special scents coming from selected herbs which Didier Guillon discovered during mountain hikes. On the ceiling of the room, a multimedia installation asks you “Who are you?”.
Founded in 2015, the FONDATION VALMONT sees itself as the fourth pillar of the Valmont Group. It is an independent institution dedicated to collecting contemporary art and discovering new talents.
The foundation arranges traveling exhibitions in unexpected places, such as spas and department stores, and stands out especially for its international projects, including its continued participation in the Venice Biennale. Various exhibitions have been shown in cities like Hong Kong, New York, Tokyo, Munich and Berlin. Since 2019 the foundation has moved to a permanent exhibition space in Venice in Palazzo Bonvicini.
A drop-shaped case — legendary and unmistakable. Thinner than ever and distinguished by a sensual and subtle bracelet with a hexagonal pattern, inspired by snake scales: the Serpenti Seduttori by BULGARI. A stainless steel icon with cabochon cut pink rubellite and silver white opaline dial.
In the world of HERMÈS, pink is the emotion of the dawning day, a signature of gentleness that combines vivacity and courage. Whether it’s the parasol riding crop of the Empress of France Eugénie, a 1960s wool blazer using the color Azalée, or the many carrés — the color rose is prominent in the house of Hermès. While Rouge Hermès adds color with just a single stroke, Rose Hermès is the color of a sensitive and radiant presence.
A tribute to the color codes of the 1970s — a production of artworks with CAPAROL ICONS.
Colors are part of our sense of living. We often associate colors with certain feelings and our memories. Through colors specifc emotions can be aroused — we feel reminded of something or are even moved back in time. Even if we have not experienced a decade, a place or a time, colors can evoke a feeling of a certain era.
Shot on medium format film.
Embedded in a quiet oasis in the middle of L.A. is a building that radiates two things in particular: tranquility and clear shapes. Outside, eucalyptus trees are moving softly in the wind while in the courtyard, the cacti cast gentle shadows across the stone floor.
The Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, located at 2300 Silver Lake Boulevard in Los Angeles, California is an architectural concept that combines living with working in one building – it served as the residence and office of Viennese-American architect Richard Neutra.
The simplicity of things. A trench coat – classic, but accentuated by contemporary elements. Pure silk lining, large and boxy cut but the belt allows the trench coat to be perfectly fitted to the waist. A garment from The New Frontier collection by KHAITE, a reference to 20th century America. Accentuated with pumps by MANOLO BLAHNIK and ear jewelry by GIVENCHY. Shot on film.
The Offspring Collection by Georg Jensen. A classic collection by the traditional Danish silver manufacturer in collaboration with contemporary designer Jacqueline Rabun.
An Installation by Random International. In collaboration with Studio Wayne McGregor conflating artificial intelligence with the human capacity to empathize.
Middle class houses in the United States by Frank Lloyd Wright. At the time quite affordable, today highly coveted.
Upon entering the property in Kings Road, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, one notices immediately the well-conceived interplay of space, light and form which extends over the whole site. The building is not visible from the street. It seems hidden in a part of the city that is so crowded. As soon as you enter the garden and the whole area of the property is completely spread, you feel like you are in an oasis in the middle of one of Los Angeles’ busiest areas.
The architectural highlight is located in Trousdale Estates, an exclusive residential area in Beverly Hills and one of Los Angeles’ architecturally most significant neighborhoods. A district above Sunset Boulevard that also Dean Martin, Richard Nixon and Frank Sinatra once called home. The four-bedroom property features floor-to-ceiling windows which merge almost seamlessly from the interior to the outside. It directs the view out into the garden with a Hockney-esque poolside and a backdrop of subtropical vegetation which characterizes the entire cityscape of Los Angeles.
Since the beginning, Georg Jensen worked together with different artists and designers – they always had and have free reign in their work and were fully credited with their designs. In the history of Georg Jensen, the company has employed over ninety designers, including Henning Koppel, Arne Jacobsen and Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe.
Inspired by the elegance and sophistication of Italian film star Monica Vitti, who played most of her roles in the 1960s and 1970s, this bag comes in different grained leather options. Also, the brand was one of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ favorites and a signature brand to the New York elite in the 1970s. The BV CLASSIC feels like the type of look they would have had.
The development of the International Style began in Europe in the early 1920s and later spread throughout the world. Yet the term International Style dates back to the architect Philip C. Johnson and the architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock to describe minimalist and functional architecture.
The name was first used in 1932 in their publication THE INTERNATIONAL STYLE: ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1922, published to accompany the iconic MoMA exhibition Modern Architecture: International Exhibition.