HERMES @ Wanderland Dancing The Cane-Cane

Hermes held an opening exhibition themed <Wanderland> at the Saatchi Galley in London recently. Set designer Hubert le Gall plunges visitors, the flaneurs themselves, into a dream world of joy and fantasy, with a Paris-inspired landscape as its backdrop. The eleven rooms present a series of installations in various media, created by a diverse selection of artists. From the Parisian square, to the covered passage, or a cafe of forgotten objects, this veritable extended cabinet of curiosities will delight and intrigue visitors, inviting each of them to open their eyes, free their minds and be enveloped by the colour, sounds and images that surround them. Object on display have been carefully and lovingly gathered from the Hermes archive, the museum collection of Emile Hermes at 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore in Paris and Hermes' contemporary collections : a bike, a bag, a pair of boots, a travel writing case a card deck, a watch from the house's collection...The spirit of the "Flaneur is at the heart of Hermes' creations and its inspiration. "Flanerie, that wonderfully liberating art of urban wandering, is second nature to Hermes, one could even say our most profound nature", recounts Pierre-Alexis Dumas, the house's Artistic Director, evoking the 1025 Hermes theme. Quintessentially Parisian, flanerie is about revealing in the unexpected. "The journey through Wanderland draws its coherence from two intrinsic elements of la flanerie: dreaming and freedom of spirit", explains Bruno Gaudichon, curator of La Piscine-Musee d'Art et d'Industrie in Roubaix, who has commissioned to create the exhibition. Exhibition ends 2nd May and will travel to Paris in September and onto Milan in December. Enjoy the video Wanderland "Dancing The Cane-Cane" directed by Romain Laurent and the protagonist Jeremy Belingard.

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