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“Revealed” Comes To Sofitel Wanda Beijing – A Photo Exhibition Of The World’s Greatest Modern Artists At Work

September 4, 2015 Hotel News No Comments Print Print Email Email

Sofitel Wanda Beijinglaunchesthe compelling photo exhibition “Revealed” for the first time in China. ‘Revealed” will be on display fromSeptember 1 – 20.


This exhibition takes 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 éditions), has curated the exhibitionhaving hand-selected30 photographs from the archives of Paris Match, the famous French weekly magazine.

This worldwide exhibition has already been to five cities in North America and five in Europe before Beijing, the first stop on itsAsia Pacific tour. To launch the “Revealed” exhibition, Olivier Widmaier Picasso was at Sofitel Wanda Beijing to personally meet guests on September 1st, 2015.

“We are delighted to have been able to draw on the talent of Olivier Widmaier Picasso and to have him in Beijing in 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.”

unnamed (48)Olivier Picasso, the curator of Revealed by Sofitel, at the September 1st opening of the photography exhibition at Sofitel Wanda Beijing

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 Dalí 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 Dongen painting a posing Brigitte Bardot; and other striking images depictingRene Magritte, Marc Chagall, Fernando Botero, Joan Miro, Jean Cocteau, Francis Bacon, and more.

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A Month of “Revealed” Culinary Arts at Sofitel Wanda Beijing

To celebrate the “Revealed” photography exhibition, the Sofitel Greater China culinary team, led by Eric Costille, Regional Executive Chef Accor Greater China, has put together two art-inspired menus that are available for the whole month of September at Sofitel Wanda Beijing. The Un Mois en Provence dinner menu at Heritage and Le Gouter en Provence Afternoon Tea at Vous Lounge both take inspiration from art in their color and presentation, as does the “Revealed” Cocktail available at Vous Lounge.

French Chef Jean-Franscois Nulli from Privé at Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 has curated the Un Mois en Provence Menu (RMB 688+) – a visual explosion of artistic gastronomy that will awaken every sense at Heritage. The four-course menu begins with a bright Crab Beetroot Timbale and moves on to Sea Bass Unilateral with Zucchini Concasse Basil and Olives, followed by Beef Two Ways – Stewed Oxtail Pumpkin Parmentier and Pan-Fried Tenderloin. To finish, guests will experience the visually stunning Pavlova Tangerine with mandarin orange sorbet.

unnamed (50)Christophe Lauras, the Vice President for Operations, Luxury and Upscale in North of AccorHotels at the opening of the Revealed by Sofitel photography exhibition on September 1st

Curated by Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 Pastry Chef Laem Liu, the Le Gouter en Provence Afternoon Tea Set offers an escape from the city (RMB 118+) 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 78+) is available throughout the month of September at Vous Lounge in Sofitel Wanda Beijing. 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 Wanda Beijing from September 1 and run through to 20, 2015. Admission to the exhibition is free of charge to guests and the public.


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