From August 30 to October 5, 2014, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, hosts the Culture Chanel exhibition under the theme of “The Sense of Places”.
The exhibition at the DDP has been once again designed and led by JeanLouis Froment, the curator of the previous editions of Culture Chanel. Under the watch of Froment, series of Culture Chanel exhibitions have been successfully held in vaiours iconic cities aroudn the world: at the Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum for Fine Arts in 2007, in Shanghai at the Museum of Contemporary Art and in Beijing at the National Art Museum of China in 2011, and most recently, at the Opera House in Guangzhou and at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2013.
Culture Chanel, “The Sense of Places” zooms in the create language of Gabrielle Chanel, by focusing on the places that gave her a great inspiration. Each exhibition house, which amounts to 10 in total, represents locations that had special meaning in Mademoiselle Chanel’s life, and let the audience appreciate how each place has influneced Chanel in her forming years as a fahsion desinger.
Through her journey of life, which stretched from Aubazine to Deauville, from Paris to Venice, Gabrielle Chanel could expand her demension of imagination and deeply inspired by numerous images and memories.
In addition to fashion, jewelry, watch and perfume creations of Chanel, ‘The Sense of Places’ displays more than 500 pieces of picutures, books, objects, manuscripts, archives and artworks, and sheds lights on the life of Mademoiselle Chanel, who left an indelible lasting footprint in the fashion history and became the most influential figure in her time.
The Seoul exhibition also uncovers the genuine spirit of Chanel through various correspndences, and will be designed in an unique way so that audience can trace back and imagine the life of Mademoiselle Chanel, who is cited as one of the best artiests of the 20th century.