Friday, October 24, 2008

Chanel Mobile Art Pavillion

I was walking in the park at lunch today and happened upon the Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion. This is a traveling exhibition that's already been to Hong Kong and Tokyo and now it's in New York . The structure was designed by the architect Zaha Hadid. Inside is an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Chanel quilted handbag. Apparently there are 18 "handbag-inspired" installations by various artists inside. I think tickets are free but are hard to get. They had a very long standby line today so I only saw the outside! (I think after New York it’s going on to London , Moscow and Paris .)


Wanda said...

That is one interesting Art Pavillion. Wouln't it be fun to see inside.

Thanks for sharing all the goodies you find on your walks...

Love it!

DaveM said...

I like the design of the outside, is it made of plastic or fibre glass?

Olivier said...

surprenant et très moderne, vu comme cela on dirait un immense toboggan.

modern and very surprising, given that it looks like a huge slide.

nazzareno said...

a beautiful structure, also for as it is reported with the environment

jay said...

Appears alien in the park setting. Have to find out more about the structure and see it if I am able to get in this weekend.
And speaking of weekends, have a wonderful one!

Ps. Your work permits you one of the most enviable locations for lunch - a walk in THE park!

Lori said...

Dave, I just checked and it says the outside is made of fiberglass panels. I guess that makes it easy to reassemble.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Interesting structure! Considering it is Chanel, I figured it would have to be artsy outside as well as inside. Sure does look like a spacecraft.

GMG said...

Hi Lori! Interesting structure! Free tickets hard to get... ;-(
Nice cupcakes pictures!
Have to get to the Chelsea Market; it looks lovely!! Homer looks great!
Meanwhile Blogtrotter just said goodbye to Mykonos 2007!! It shows the famous sunset scene at Little Venice, and the Pelican mascot of the island… ;)
Hope you enjoy, comment and have a great weekend!

annulla said...

Oh, how cool! Is that in Central Park? I'll have to try to figure out a way to get inside there and see the show.

Blather From Brooklyn

The Wizard of D said...

nice write-up.... beautifully composed pic too!!

Moi said...

i read about it in NYT and lo and behold i come here ad see it gracing your blog too :)

Neva said...

What an unusual building...must've been a fun walk for you!!!

Elizabeth said...

Your previous posts are in my neck of the woods - though I was up in Central Park today.
I love Chelsea Market almost as much as the green market in Union Square.

Ming the Merciless said...

I went last Sunday and waited about 1-1/2 hour to get in. The attendants said if you arrive at 8:30 AM when the exhibition opens, the wait will be a lot shorter.

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