Photos on silk
Hermes will present the exhibition 'Photos-Souvenirs au Carre' by Daniel Buren at Cais Gallery (87 Hollywood Road, Central) from September 8 to 21.
Having launched its first edition of 'carre d'artiste' in 2008 with 'Homage to the Square' by Josef Albers, the French brand has invited Buren to personalise its emblematic squares of silk for the second edition.
Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Hermes' Ivy League-educated artistic director, says the collaboration meets a need for the house to reinvent itself: 'The confrontation of an artist's work with our know-how opens up a necessary dialogue that lets us innovate and develop new expressions and move ahead in mastering our metiers.'
Buren, a French conceptual artist, has collaborated with the house twice before. In 2000, he inaugurated an Hermes space dedicated to contemporary art, La Verriere in Brussels.
Six years later, he was asked to create the inaugural show for another Hermes gallery - the Atelier Hermes at Dosan Park in Seoul, South Korea - for which he produced the exhibition 'Filtres Colores'.
The exhibition coincides with this week's launch of a series of 365 unique pieces, also on silk, at The Galleria Boutique, in Queen's Road Central, with an accompanying book co-published with Xavier Barral editions of Paris.