|View of the exhibition "G I R L – curated by Pharrell Williams" in 2014 at La Salle de Bal - Espace Culturel de la Galerie Perrotin Paris (France). © 2014 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Image via perrotin.com.|
Curated by Pharrell Williams
May 27 – June 25, 2014
Opening: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 11am – 7pm
Salle De Bal
60 Rue De Turenne
“G I R L” is a contemporary art exhibition, which brings together approximately 40 artworks – including 10 specially produced works. The exhibition will be presented in Galerie Perrotin’s new space, the Salle de Bal, a former ballroom at the Hôtel du Grand Veneur, a 17th century Hôtel Particulier in the Marais area of Paris. This selection of artists close to the gallery and the musician form a kind of operatic opus, where muses have come together to pay tribute to femininity.
When Emmanuel Perrotin met Pharrell Williams in Miami during 2007 and asked him to come up with his very first design object, he never imagined that this musical genius, super-producer and fashion designer would carry the adventure with a sculpture created with Takashi Murakami. Perrotin and Williams continue their artistic collaboration seven years later with an exhibition curated especially for Galerie Perrotin in Paris.
“I have always mixed artworks into my music, clothing, jewelry and my entire way of life. They stimulate creativity, mutual curiosity, and simply happiness,” Pharrell Williams declares. The international pop icon applies this credo of blending artistic mediums every time he works with his artist friends, like DAFT PUNK, Daniel Arsham, KAWS or Takashi Murakami. “I’m like a student when I’m with visual artists; I love to learn from them. Artworks teach you how to live and think differently.”
“G I R L” includes works by Marina Abramovic & Ulay, Ghada Amer, Chiho Aoshima, Daniel Arsham, Valérie Belin, Sophie Calle, Johan Creten, Tracey Emin, Daniel Firman, Gelitin, Guerrilla Girls, Laurent Grasso, Gregor Hildebrandt, JR, Alex Katz, KAWS, Bharti Kher, Klara Kristalova, Mr., Guy Limone, Annette Messager, Ryan McGinley, Takashi Murakami, Prune Nourry, Yoko Ono, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Rob Pruitt, Paola Pivi, Terry Richardson, Germaine Richier, Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, Mickalene Thomas, Aya Takano, Agnès Thurnauer, Xavier Veilhan, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann.