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27 July
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The Lady Dior seen by Liu Chih Hung: The Making-of Video

27 July
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The Lady Dior seen by Liu Chih-Hung: The Making of

Discover the secrets behind the creation of the sculpture conceived by Taiwanese artist Liu Chih-Hung for the exhibition Lady Dior As Seen By.

27 July
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The Lady Dior seen by Liu Chih-Hung

With a sculpture made from everyday objects, Liu Chih-Hung offers a highly individualistic interpretation of the iconic bag for the exhibition Lady Dior As Seen By currently on show in Taipei. 

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Paint was the medium Liu Chih-Hung used to create his first works, taking an interest in life experiences and the past by employing faded, muted colors. His work then took on a multimedia dimension with the integration of images, printed canvases and everyday items. The winner of a number of contemporary art prizes, he explores the issues connected with the use of ordinary materials and language. For the Lady Dior As Seen By exhibition in Taipei, he created a luminous version of the iconic bag by utilizing soldering wire and neon lamps, the result being a way to reflect on the place and role of the objects around us. 

27 July
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The Lady Dior seen by Shao Ting-Kuei

For the Lady Dior As Seen By exhibition in Taipei, the Taiwanese photographer Shao Ting-Kuei captured the iconic House bag in his work Forgotten.

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Shao Ting-Kuei

With his photos, Shao Ting-Kuei succeeds in capturing radical and tacit emotions in order to express powerful messages. The actress Zhang Ziyi, director Wang Kar-wai and the singer Jay Chou are among the numerous celebrities who have posed for this Taiwanese image pioneer. In Forgotten, he immortalizes a white Lady Dior placed on the ground, the only visible set element, like an unchanging, immutable object. For the artist, such contemplation offers a moment of pause in a rapidly changing world, for when things easily pass into the ether, this is a call to remember.  

27 July
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Lady Dior As Seen By in Taipei

Until 18 August, the traveling exhibition which gives carte blanche to artists to reinterpret the iconic House bag can be found on the fourth floor of Taipei 101, in Taiwan. For the occasion, two new works are joining the impressive collection of photographs and sculptures devoted to the Lady Dior bag.

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A great lover of art, Christian Dior had been a passionate gallerist, showing the work of such notable names as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miró and Alberto Giacometti. Years later, when he opened his own couture house, he continued in this attachment to the world of art, beginning in 1947, with his very first collection, in which two dresses were baptized Matisse and Braque. The house of Dior has perpetuated this strong association with artists and their work ever since. In 2011, the first Lady Dior As Seen By exhibition was held in Shanghai and gave carte blanche to international photographers and artists to deliver their vision of the iconic bag, by appropriating its form, materials and/or its emblematic cannage motif. The exhibition has gone on to travel to Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Milan, Seoul, São Paulo and Düsseldorf, and this summer touches down in the capital city of Taiwan. Among the works on show until 18 August at Taipei 101, the black and white image Anja, by Patrick Demarchelier, affirms the relationship between body and bag; Reserved Pride by Chen Man transforms the Lady Dior into a sacred object; while the sculpture from Olympia Scarry portrays it in exploded form, symbolizing the unstoppable force of today’s women. For this new stage in the exhibition’s history, two Taiwanese artists have enriched the already expansive collection: the photographer Shao Ting-Kuei and the sculptor Liu Chih-Hung. 

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