An unprecedented display of artworks from pioneering French artistic duo Les Lalanne, curated by McNamara Art Projects, takes the stage at LANDMARK ATRIUM.
French artists Claude Lalanne and her late husband Francois-Xavier Lalanne came to be known collectively as Les Lalanne. The pair worked separately, but the art of both combined contemporary ways of working with traditional craftsmanship to conceive an oeuvre that represents an unprecedented unification of fine and decorative art traditions, whether it was sculptures for the home or artistic furnishings. It was radical for its time but was quickly embraced by the tastemakers of high society, and the artists found fans in the likes of Salvador Dali, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino Garavani.
François-Xavier Lalanne found inspiration for his works in nature. In his words, "The animal world constitutes the richest and most varied forms on the planet." His works achieve streamlined elegance in their profound simplicity. Now, a selection of the artists’ seminal sculptures curated in a traditional Zen Garden theme will appear atop the fountain in LANDMARK ATRIUM. Their captivating nature and their blend of the surreal with the whimsical fits perfectly with the theme of the exhibition as the organic environment provides the ideal setting for the duo’s striking animal sculptures.
McNamara Art Projects is an independent art consultancy and curatorial body founded in 2015. Based in Hong Kong, the platform is committed to delivering museum quality art to the public with a vision to shift mass appreciation for art and develop audience engagement through an annual series of innovative programmes. Previous exhibitions have included a retrospective by the renowned British Sculptor Lynn Chadwick in 2016.
With special thanks to Ben Brown Fine Arts.
Date: 20th – 30th March 2017
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: LANDMARK ATRIUM