Luxinside exhibition [fr]
The art collective LuxInside brings art and science together by identifying inner qualities of luxury objects, using a medical scanner and photography. This innovative concept allows visitors to pierce through the appearance of iconic objects in search of traces of the man who designed and manufactured them. The aesthetic of these presentations aims to decipher the importance of the transfer of expertise and the excellence of craftsmanship, in addition to the inventions that govern the development of a luxury object.
14 outstanding pieces have been artistically “diagnosed,” including: the new Hermès saddle, Christian Louboutin stilettos, Saint-Louis Crystal, the silversmithing of Christofle, S. T. Dupont lighter, legendary Cadolle lingerie, Saint-Gobain smart glass, gloves designed by Lavabre Cadet, Pierre Corthay shoes, a Leica camera, Dyson technology, a Gibson Guitar, an inovative design by Mathieu Lehanneur, and Louis XIII cognac by Rémy Martin.
Each presentation is accompanied by a text decrypting the object, its history and the industry behind it.
The exhibition is a journey through time and space, highlighting the beauty of knowledge and innovation. It emphasizes the economic, cultural and social potential of luxury that is here to defend according to these values . Luxury then becomes the “lux”, a light that reveals humanity through the prism of the hands and mind of man.
The exhibition will be presented in Holt Renfrew stores across Canada.
Toronto, Yorkdale: May 22 - June 16, 2014
Calgary: July 3 - August 4, 2014
Toronto, 100 Bloor St.: August 25 - September 18, 2014
Montréal: February 1 - February 28, 2015
Producer: Institut français
Curator: Laurence Picot
For more information, please visit Luxinside: http://www.luxinside.com/