慶祝推出Louis Vuitton x 草間彌生第二個聯乘系列
Louis Vuitton假M+博物館舉行派對，慶祝在香港推出與日本著名藝術家草間彌生的聯乘系列。當年首個Louis Vuitton x 草間彌生聯乘系列在她的創作生涯中是其中一個重要里程碑，這系列的作品至今仍備受收藏家以及熱愛Louis Vuitton和草間彌生的人士所追捧。
為配合Louis Vuitton x草間彌生系列的主題，品牌特別策劃多場精彩的表演，糅合不同音樂、視覺與行為藝術。藝術家彭靖 (Jing Pang) 透過名為「The Glamorous Turbulence」的行為表演藝術的創作實踐來探索身體與靈性的連結，主觀與客觀、主動與被動、約束與自由、過去與未來、存在與虛無，試圖把不可見的內在流動和氣韻呈現眼前。這種深層次的演繹在由林丰(Fung Lam)呈獻、名為「聆聽草間彌生」(Listen to Kusama) 的另一表演環節更進一步呈現。作為最重要的亞洲作曲家之一，林丰從自己在舞蹈、戲劇、音樂會和多媒體方面的經驗汲取靈感，為派對創作了多種樂曲，注入富戲劇性和出色的元素。由古典兼流行音樂家Jovin Lee與Atlas Lu組成的DJ組合JVSY以跨流派而聞名，他們採用來自house音樂、高科技舞曲(techno)、electronica電子樂曲、鼓和低音電結他、新爵士樂等多種不同類型的音樂，組成一種獨特的電影音樂。Moon.noon則增加一種實時的視覺元素，作為一名視覺藝術家，他帶來了一場現場視聽實驗，利用聲音、視覺、時間和感官數據，糅合成抽象暈影影像與敍事方式。
一如Louis Vuitton昔日的藝術合作，品牌與草間彌生的創意交流也建基於真誠、突破規條的精神，以及最重要的，雙方對工藝和卓越品質的欣賞。Louis Vuitton和草間彌生的最新創意對話，以雙方在2012年創造的一份禮物為起點，可謂最適合不過。草間彌生當年以獨特手法改造品牌的一款經典設計 – 以人手在一個Louis Vuitton行李箱上繪上她認為代表無限的圓點， 這份禮物全面糅合了雙方的世界。
在第二次創造無限上，全新Louis Vuitton x 草間彌生系列將把這位藝術家的標誌性圖案帶進品牌的各類產品之中，而是次為慶祝系列推出而舉辦的派對只是對這個超越時間與空間的系列的一個序幕。
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Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama Launches Second Collaboration at M+ Exhibition
Louis Vuitton celebrated the Hong Kong launch of their collaborative collection with prolific Japanese designer, Yayoi Kusama. a timeline of Kusama’s life and work for which one particular milestone was the first Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama Collection – pieces of which are still very much sought-after by collectors and fans of both the Maison and the Artist.
The launch event took place in Lightwell Hall at M+ where Kusama’s famed motifs added a multi-coloured palate to accommodate the imaginative sensorial journey of the event filled with immersive performances. Kusama herself is a priestess of a total, hypnotic and colourful art, and the event paid tribute to her reputation with mesmerizing lighting visuals and colourful polka dots that entirely invaded the floorspace of Lightwell Hall. The designer’s visage also adorned the walls, with Hong Kong’s famous skyline reflected in her sunglasses, adding a fun playful photo-call throughout the venue.
Further into the venue, the Dai Pai Dong Night Market added a Hong Kong-centric culinary spin, with the Dai Pai Dong-style round tables, chairs and food outlets all wrapped in a host of different colours that were also sprinkled with the continuing motif of multi-coloured polka dots. Food was fun and casual with a sophisticated twist, while cocktails were served in retro glass bottles juxtaposed next to cute Gacha machines to add a touch of nostalgia triggering the collective memories of all Hongkongers.
Specially curated performances that fuse music with visual and performance arts created an aptly spectacular accompaniment to the Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama theme of the evening. Jing Pang’s performance art entitled “The Glamorous Turbulence” was a look into the connections between the body and spirituality, subject and object, the active and passive, limitation and freedom, past and future, being and nothing. This deep interpretation was further bolstered by a section called “Listen to Kusama” that was helmed by composer Fung Lam’s dramatic and distinct input. As one of the foremost Asian composers of his generation, he drew from his experience in dance, theatre, concert and multi-media to create the sonic palette for the evening. Adding the beat in the engine room were classical and pop musicians Jovin Lee and Atlas Lu who have joined forces to create the DJ duo JVSY, known for their cross-genre explorations with elements from house, techno, electronica, drum and bass, nu-jazz and more in a signature cinematic sound. moon.noon added a real-time visual element as an artist who creates audio-visual experiments live, using sound, sight, time and sensory data to weave into abstract vignettes and storytelling experiences.
In line with Louis Vuitton’s past artistic collaborations, the encounter between the Maison and Yayoi Kusama is grounded in sincerity, in iconoclasm, and above all, in a mutual appreciation of craft and excellence over the commonplace. Perhaps it is most fitting that this incarnation of the Louis Vuitton and Kusama creative exchange starts where the 2012 conversation left off, with a gift. A gift that encompasses their two worlds most completely, Yayoi Kusama took one of the most timeless and magical of the Maison’s emblematic objects and made it her own – she hand-painted a Louis Vuitton trunk with her characteristic polka dots, dots that, for Kusama, represent infinity.
In creating infinity for the second time, the new Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama Collection will bring the artist’s emblematic motifs to the Maison’s creations, and this dynamic event to launch the collection is but a brief introduction to the magical objects that transcend time and space.
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