"Time, Nature, Love" exhibition in Shanghai

The “Van Cleef & Arpels: Time, Nature, Love” Exhibition is open to public from now until October 7th, 2022, at Power Station of Art in Shanghai. We look forward to see you at the exhibition.

 

The “Van Cleef & Arpels: Time, Nature, Love” exhibition puts the universe of the High Jewelry Maison on display at the Power Station of Art, Shanghai’s museum of modern art, from now until October 7th, 2022. More than 300 jewelry creations, watches and precious objects produced since the Maison was founded in 1906 are gathered for the occasion. 

 

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Time

The creative process is inextricably linked to time in its myriad facets. In addition to the time dedicated to producing them, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry and precious objects are rooted in a specific age, a context that weaves subtle connections between Paris and the world, past and future, jewelry and other disciplines. In the center of this complex environment, the Maison has succeeded in building a distinctive and coherent style in constant evolution and a legacy of chemistry between creativity, innovation and timeless elegance.

Time

Nature

A time-honored source of inspiration for both art and jewelry, nature has endowed the Maison with an inexhaustible formal repertoire. Throughout its history, plants, flowers and animals have engendered an abundance of colors, patterns and materials, from precious gems to hard stones and organic materials. 

Nature

Love

It is Love that gave birth to the High Jewelry Maison, founded in 1906 following the wedding of Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels in Paris. Some 30 pieces – clips, rings, bracelets, objects and more – together with sketches and archival documents illustrate the full symbolic power of precious gifts, as well as the bonds forged by Van Cleef & Arpels with certain legendary couples who left their mark on the 20th century.

Love

Alive with light and color

Designed by American designer Johanna Grawunder and Polish graphic designer Michal Batory, the scenography of the exhibition showcases the Maison's creations with an interplay of transparency, light and color. Local inspiration also imbues decorations, like calligraphy or the use of saturated colors, recalling the ancient Chinese architecture.