“Revealed” Comes To Sofitel Shanghai Hyland – A Photo Exhibition Of The World’s Greatest Modern Artists At Work
Sofitel Shanghai Hyland is launching the compelling photo exhibition “Revealed” to China on October 13 – November 2 – taking an intimate look at the world’s greatest modern artists at work as they reveal themselves to the photographer. Olivier Widmaier Picasso, grandson of Pablo Picasso and author of Picasso, Portrait Intime (Albin Michel/Arte editions), has curated the exhibition, hand-selecting 30 photographs from the archives of Paris Match, the famous French weekly magazine.
Cannes Film Festival, 1956. Chiaroscuro in the spirit of Georges de La Tour for this picture of Picasso lighting a cigarette from a candle held by French filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot. The director’s latest film, Le Mystere Picasso, had just received the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Clouzot and his illustrious subject celebrated at the city’s best-known disco, Le Brummel. Photo: Jack Garofalo, Michou Simon / Paris Match
Before Shanghai, this worldwide exhibition has already been to five cities in North America, five in Europe andBeijing is the first stop on its Asia Pacific tour.
“We are delighted to have been able to draw on the talent of Olivier Widmaier Picasso and to have him in Beijingin person to launch ‘Revealed‘,” says Michel Molliet, Senior Vice President, Operations, Luxury and Upscale, AccorHotels Greater China. “We are also proud to uphold Sofitel’s pillar of culture, which together with gastronomy, design and well-being combines into the French art de vivre that flows through our 120 Sofitel addresses on five continents.”
Among the prized photographs to be displayed is a black-and-white image of Pablo Picasso eyeing a Dalmatian longing to climb upon his lap; Salvador Dali seen sitting in an animal exhibit at the Paris Zoo; Jeff Koons styling a BMW for the 24 Hours of Le Mans; Pierre Soulages crouching over a work in progress; Kees Van Dongenpainting a posing Brigitte Bardot; and other striking images depicting Rene Magritte, Marc Chagall, Fernando Botero, Joan Miro, Jean Cocteau, Francis Bacon, and more.
A Month of “Revealed” Culinary Arts at Sofitel Shanghai Hyland
To celebrate the “Revealed” photography exhibition, the Sofitel Greater China culinary team, led by Eric Costille, Regional Executive Chef Accor Greater China and Sacha, Executive Chef from Sofitel Shanghai Hyland, has put together two art-inspired menus that are available during October to November at Sofitel Shanghai Hyland. The Un Mois en Provence dinner menu will be presented by private booking and Le Gouter en Provence Afternoon Tea at Bar 505 daily takes inspiration from art in their color and presentation, as does the “Revealed” Cocktail available at Bar 505.
French Chef Sacha has curated the Un Mois en Provence Menu (RMB 580+) – a visual explosion of artistic gastronomy that will awaken every sense at October. The four-course menu begins with Clam’s and razor shell, citrus fruits dressing, followed by Pigeon and truffle artichoke in light pastry, young cress and Black cod fish tepanyake, salt fish and potato crush with extra virgin olives oil, saffron vegetables. To finish, guests will experience the Mild goat Cheese cake, liquorice, lemongrass and honey.
Curated by Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 Pastry Chef Laem Liu, the Le Gouter en Provence Afternoon Tea Setoffers an escape from the city (RMB 188+) with colorful and bright sweet and savory dishes including: Strawberry Gourmet Cones, Provencal Honey Nougat, Lavender macaroons, Anise Financiers, Roussillon Apricot Shooters and more.
The special ‘Revealed’ Cocktail (RMB 70+) is available throughout the month of October at Bar 505 at Sofitel Shanghai Hyland. Inspired by an artist’s palate, the cocktail has deep layers and color that has nutty caramel and chocolate textures with a playful image.
“Revealed” by Sofitel will be on display in the lobby of Sofitel Shanghai Hyland from October 13 and run through to November 2, 2015. Admission to the exhibition is free of charge to guests and the public.