Sunday, May 18, 2008

What the Contents Say

This is an entry that is way overdue now that the Chanel Mobile Art exhibition has already moved from Hong Kong to Tokyo. Zaha Hadid's mobile pavilion is inspired by the Chanel 2.55 bag as are the art installations by 20 international artists.What interest me was the photo-literature style of French Artist Sophie Calle, one of the artists commissioned for this exhibition. She advertised in the Japanese media for an artist to carry out her concept of getting strangers to sell their bags together with the contents. Japanese artist Soju Tao signed up and the subsequent collaboration is exhibited in this pavilion. A statement of the fine line between art and life? Perhaps.

What is definite for me is that it has piqued my interest in "styling" the interior of my bag as well. No more old receipts and other useless stuff in the bag and absolutely no more embarassing moments digging for items in my big carrier. Everything is tucked neatly in little pouches, a wallet and a coin purse. :)

6 comments:

Winn said...

Love that huge installation inspired by the 2.55. Awesome, it made me smile :)

Oh and yes, I do have quite a few belts...so i guess the loss of my purple one isn't too bad after all!

cybill said...

That exhibition looks amazing and it sounds like they have some great artists. As for styling the inside of ones bag, hmm, maybe not - I don't think anyone is going to be checking!

Kira Fashion said...

wow!

so awsome, the lights give some amazing colours...

a kiss!

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Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

so beautiful!
wow they do everything big!

Susan said...

Wow this is crazy...and pterry damn cool.