AUDEMARS PIGUET, the global partner of Art Basel in the second year, is pleased to announce that at the Art Basel in Hong Kong from May 14th to 18th, 2014, presented by famous French designers A new exhibition area designed by Mathieu Lehanneur and the latest creations by Austrian video artist Kurt Hentschl ger. Lehanneur’s innovative design draws inspiration from Le Brassus, the birthplace of AUDEMARS PIGUET, in the Vallée de Joux, and its layout complements Hentschl ger’s projected image works to perfectly set off a number of pieces of history And contemporary watch masterpieces, including six new Royal Oak offshore 42mm watches.
Design of AUDEMARS PIGUET Art Basel in Hong Kong
Mathieu Lehanneur’s imaginative design is inspired mainly by science, nature and technology. In this new design concept, Lehanneur uses the latest resin and fiber molding technology to cast a rock shape found in one of Europe’s original and remote forest areas, the Jura Valley, where AUDEMARS PIGUET originated. Lehanneur uses the type of ancient Swiss rocks to explore themes related to nature, and then creates his own new version, as if to recreate one of Europe’s most remote and challenging landscapes in his work without leaving humans behind No trace of activity. Lehanneur’s casting resin and mineral molding will be placed in the AUDEMARS PIGUET exhibition area, and will bring the precipitous natural landscape of the brand’s birthplace to various Basel art exhibitions worldwide in 2014.
AUDEMARS PIGUET also invited Austrian video artist Kurt Hentschl ger to produce a new film for the Art Basel this year, which will be displayed across three screens in the brand exhibition area at the same time. Hentschl ger has focused on time-based media, lighting and sound creation for more than 30 years. The film he produced for AUDEMARS PIGUET depicts the fascinating scenery of his earlier visit to the Jura Valley. This film shows the coexistence of natural environment and technology, explores how to inspire and influence each other, and appreciates the stunning scenery that has profoundly influenced the history of the AUDEMARS PIGUET brand and the development of precision watchmaking technology with a new perspective and perspective.
AUDEMARS PIGUET deliberately selected a series of masterpieces with a long history and modern timepieces as the focus of the brand exhibition area. This exhibition will review the history of the famous Royal Oak Offshore 42mm watch and other important works of the brand from the 19th century to the present. Visitors also have the opportunity to observe the craftsmanship of the watchmaker and the fine polishing process of each AUDEMARS PIGUET watch at the scene to bring a unique experience. Commenting on the new collaboration, Olivier Audemars, a great-grandson of the board member of AUDEMARS PIGUET and one of the company’s founders, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with two outstanding artists. Mathieu’s innovative VIP room design and Kurt’s fascinating film work both highlight The true spirit of AUDEMARS PIGUET, and let us bring the essence of the Jura Valley to Hong Kong, Basel and Miami in 2014. ‘
Mathieu Lehanneur said, ‘My inspiration comes from nature and technology, and the possibility of presenting both in a design way. In this project, I hope to deepen the ore found locally by using the latest technology. The inspiring landscape of the Jura Valley, which deeply affects the brand’s history and superb craftsmanship, has been brought to three continents. ”Kurt Hentschl ger added:“ The focus of this video, the wonderful experience of traveling and exploring the Jura Valley has made me unforgettable. Coexistence attracts me deeply. ‘
Following the Art Basel exhibition in Hong Kong, the AUDEMARS PIGUET exhibition area will be moved to the Art Basel exhibition area from June 19th to 22nd, 2014, and then appear at the Art Basel exhibition in Miami Beach from December 4th to 7th, 2014.
Kalia, Swatch World Women’s Professional Surfing Champion shares joy
To Wanning is like home
At the just-concluded 2013 Swatch World Women’s Longboard Professional Surfing Championship, 20-year-old American Hawaiian girl Caria won the championship again this year after winning the championship in Mannings last year, lifting the world women’s Longboard pro trophy.
Bronze skin, model-like appearance, warm smile and that signature black sun hat, on the Hawaiian girl Kalia, always emit infinite youth energy, infect people around.
Kalia grew up in a traditional family with a strong surfing culture. She inherited the family’s inherent radical ideas and winning bloodline. Her father Tony opened a surfing school in Hawaii in the 1980s. The love of surfing has melted into Kalia’s blood, and she is proud to be able to represent the origin of the sport on the international stage and participate in the world’s top competitions.
Kalia, 20, is extremely talented in surfing. She was a runner-up in the 2011 Swatch World Women’s Longboard Championship in China, and became the ASP World Women’s Longboard Surfing Championship in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
Regarding the victory she just won, Kalia said excitedly, ‘Victory is indeed delightful! Winning the world championship in the sports you are engaged in should be the most exciting thing in an athlete’s career. Winning the world championship is not just For myself and for everyone who grew up with me in my surfing career. My dad, mom, brother, they all treat me as a princess, so it’s great to win something important! Only in my mind They can keep winning the game. Bringing the world championship trophy back to Hawaii is my proudest thing. Make my family happy, that’s everything! ‘
For the experience of winning the game, Kalia said that she has never been more focused on this game. ‘I just want to win! I know that the waves are there, but I have to be smart. So I told myself, wave after wave, to complete every action. This may sound cliché, but Very useful to me. Keep a clear head, listen to beautiful music, keep calm. ‘Kalia said with a smile.
Regarding her surfing career, Kalia said with a smile: ‘I am a cruiser and I love to glide. Gliding on a 3-foot-high glass ocean wave is exactly the joy of my life. Of course, it must be with my friends. Let’s do it together! ‘Kalia sees surfing as the best bridge to make friends with,’ If I didn’t surf, my friends would be half less. ‘
Being able to win the World Women’s Longboard Championship in Mannings for two consecutive years, Kalia sees Mannings as her lucky place. ‘It feels great. Mannings are really beautiful, we Hawaiians feel it is simply here Just like our own home. We have been warmly welcomed by the Wanning city government and local people, who have given us a VIP treat. ‘...