Writer ARIADNA FERNÁNDEZ UJJA
Hermès returns to to pay tribute to the trip. The Saatchi Gallery in London dedicates an exhibition to flânerie, to go anywhere, aimlessly, no matter the destination but the journey itself. Titled Wanderland, this exhibition created by Bruno Gaudichon -Comissar of La Piscine-Musée d’Art et d’Industrie in Roubaix- opened on April 9th and will be in London until May 2nd, but also goes through Paris in September, Turin in December and China in 2016.
The gallery will feature eleven rooms in the form of scenarios, designed by Hubert le Gall, who will have a series of objects Hermès with scenes that take visitors through the old Paris of the first century. The artist Cept has designed one of them with graffiti, another has a paneled room on the floor with a voice that speaks when the visitor steps on it, also a space with a collection of antique walking sticks and even a room with a horse head and some iconic bags and accessories on the wall. A mix between the historical and the digital, surprising to anyone who goes into the fascinating world of Hermès.
This exhibition is inspired by the grandfather of the current artistic director of this French maison Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Émile Hermès, flâneur and collector who saved more than 30,000 objects. An exhibition to get lost and discover, following the essence of the exposition, no matter where it takes us, but what this route inspires.