Architectural Digest (UAE)
Waiting with peace and darkness
The iconic American director and visual artist shone a light on the Japanese
inspiration behind his theatrical productions, notably Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. The atmospheric exhibition
immersed guests in Wilson’s staging genius, as he transformed the former 1960s Gandini swimming pool into a dramatic theatrical stage with his
signature use of lighting, sound, costumes, artworks, videos, props and furniture. At the entrance, an evocative film featuring portraits of the 99-yearold Japanese choreographer Suzushi Hanayagi, with close-ups of her nobly
lined face, set the tone.