The “Lightness of Being” art show was held in March 6th, in Pavillon Vendôme. K11, the shopping mall specialist in China, took advantage of the Paris Fashion Week to present the new concept “In Art We Live”, malls mixing art and luxury shopping. The title of the show is inspired by Milan Kundera’s novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, a title that fits the exhibits’ style of breathability and sensitivity.
As an active force in art, K11 has been the sponsor of a host of artists. Through this event, K11 introduced a new generation of Chinese artists to the world and created an opportunity for them to display their talents. It featured the luxury jewelry creations of Chow Tai Fook and the collections of Xiao Yu, Chinese fashion designer, and Huishan Zhang, fashion designer of the year in China. The celebration showcased works from contemporary photographer and master of graphic art Li Shun.
In addition, Yin Fang and Huang Huan, from Beijing Dance Academy, together with the electronic music composer and Karlax player, Thomas Goguelin, presented an innovative performance combining music, dance and digital arts.
After the Paris event, K11 is bringing the show to Hong Kong under the theme « Paris, Bonjour! » from March 22 to May 6. Decorated in a special monochrome effect, K11 will transform in an international art and couture platform by inviting Xiao Yu and other 4 artists to Hong Kong to stage the cutting-edge art and couture performances in K11 Art Mall, on the March 24.
Thomas Goguelin on Karlax will perform with the both dancers, Yin Fang and Huang Huan, on March 22nd and 24th.