The Hedi Slimane exhibition ‘Sonic’ opens tonight at La Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent. The music themed retrospective will exhibit Hedi Slimane’s portraits, a video installation and a limited edition book will accompany the exhibition. The show focuses on his 15 year archives of studio portraits of heroic rock figures, from Lou Reed to Brian Wilson, from Amy Winehouse to Keith Richards.The show runs through January 11th, 2015.
“Sonic” takes a look at 15 years of Hedi Slimane’s musical archives, from London to New York, with particular focus on the Californian cycle begun in 2007, from which came “California Song”, an exhibition held at the MOCA / Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in November 2011. The studio portraits – of Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Amy Winehouse and Brian Wilson – stand alongside those of alternative scenes from London or California. An extract from “Sonic” will be exhibited at the Fondation Pierre Bergé -Yves Saint Laurent in September 2014.
PIERRE BERGÉ -YVES SAINT LAURENT
The Fondation Pierre Bergé -Yves Saint Laurent will present an exhibition of photographs by Hedi Slimane entitled “Sonic” from September 2014.Studio portraits will be taken from 15 years of musical archives, amongst which are black and white prints exhibited for the first time, including portrayals of heroic rock figures, from Lou Reed to Brian Wilson, from Amy Winehouse to Keith Richards.The project will be completed with a video installation, juxtaposing the musical cycles of London (2003-2007) and California(2007-2014) in a documentary style, painting an alternative portrait of two generations of performers and their fans.
Hedi Slimane is represented by the Almine Rech Gallery