For the first time , the artist Jean- Michel Othoniel , known for his sculptures in glass pearls is exposed in Hong Kong, at the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin.
For over a month, the French artist is housed in this space of 650m2, located on the 17/F of 50 Connaught Road, in the heart of Central District. He presents four monumental and unique sculptures, made of Murano glass pearls .
The visit begins at the groundfloor to the building with the work » Double Collier Autoporté Or » a majestic work, whose monumental height overlooking the great hall, and illuminated by the light of day through its glass pearls gold leaf . Then continues on the 17/F , where we were welcomed by three large sculptures of light glasses, both fragile and architectural .
Othoniel is well known in France for these sculptural works , including the subway entrance to Paris , the famous « Kiosque des Noctambules » facing the Comédie Française, and taking the forms of Art Nouveau architect Hector Guimard. A project for the Bosquet du Théâtre d’Eau in the gardens of Versailles is planned for summer 2014.
While, Hong Kong friends who have been seduced by the rounded shapes of the works of Jean- Michel Othoniel , you know where to go to spend the summer . And you French friends , if you will follow the way of pearls that Othoniel prevents us from France, come to visit the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Hong Kong.
« Monumental Sculptures »
May 13 – June 21, 2014
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
17/F, 50 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Galerie Perrotin official website : here