Shoes: Plea­sure and Pain

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CLASSIFIEDS -

Swire Prop­er­ties has part­nered with the Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Mu­seum, Lon­don (V&A), the world’s lead­ing mu­seum of art and de­sign, to bring its crit­i­cally ac­claimed ex­hi­bi­tion – “Shoes: Plea­sure and Pain” to Asia for the first time. This ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores how shoes can cause both ir­ri­ta­tion as well as com­fort for the wearer; and more im­por­tantly, how footwear choices re­flect hu­man and so­ci­etal be­hav­ior. Fea­tur­ing over 140 pairs of shoes from around the world and from as far back as the 1370’s, vis­i­tors can also ad­mire footwear cre­ated by iconic de­sign­ers or items worn by in­ter­na­tional celebri­ties, div­ing into the fas­ci­nat­ing world of a shoe col­lec­tor. This ex­hi­bi­tion com­prises five sec­tions: Trans­for­ma­tion, Sta­tus, Se­duc­tion, Cre­ation and Ob­ses­sion. The V&A’s shoe col­lec­tion is un­ri­valled; ob­jects on dis­play in­clude footwear from around the globe in­clud­ing Africa, Asia and Europe. The ex­hi­bi­tion is cu­rated by He­len Pers­son, who uses the col­lec­tion to ex­plore the trans­for­ma­tive power of footwear; and how, more than any other as­pect of dress, it has been used to ex­press per­son­al­ity and cap­ture iden­tity. For mod­ern day shoe-lovers, this ex­hi­bi­tion will be a unique op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence first-hand the iconic de­signs of Sal­va­tore Fer­rag­amo, Yves Saint Lau­rent, Chris­tian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Vivi­enne West­wood, Roger Vivier, Karl Lager­feld and Zaha Ha­did. There will also be a host of ad­di­tional ex­hibits, rang­ing from sketches and ac­ces­sories to shoes worn by Char­lie Chap­lin, Paul New­man, Princess Diana and Dita Von Teese. The fi­nal sec­tion of the ex­hi­bi­tion, Ob­ses­sion, will im­merse vis­i­tors in the world of the shoe col­lec­tor. The ex­hi­bi­tion will then make its way in 2018 to Chengdu, Guangzhou and Bei­jing, be­fore fi­nally fin­ish­ing its tour at Pa­cific Place in Hong Kong. Date: Septem­ber 22 to Novem­ber 5, 11 am – 9 pm Venue: HKRI Taikoo Hui Ad­dress: 789 Nan­jing Road West, Jing’an Di­s­tirct Ad­mis­sion: Free Call 2208-3500 for more de­tails

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