Agnès b. is delighted to unveil the grand opening of the exhibition “5 days in Moscow in 1987” at agnès b. RUE DE MARSEILLE concept store in Hong Kong starting from today. You’ll be invited to glimpse and enjoy a collection of more than 100 photographs taken by agnès b. during her stay in Moscow, the capital of the former Soviet Union in 1987. A memorandum written by Agnès b. and some collectible items that captured her exotic yet meaningful experience in Moscow will also be exhibited.
In 1987, accompanied by the journalist and writer from the magazine ELLE, Philippe Trétiack, Agnès b. went to Moscow for 5 days and found herself cast into the unknown: silent crowds, immense spaces… far away from the Western landmarks she was familiar with.
Agnès b. was on a mission to discover new fashion trends, new styles, and new tastes, those of a world that was totally foreign and people whose daily lives were difficult. She observed and took notes everywhere she went, of people dressed in clothes without « style » and in gloomy colours.
She met great couturiers whose traditions were far removed from her own. But above all, she took pictures: children clutching their parents, merchants with incredible costumes… And of many details that surprised her and gave her great pleasure in discovering.
The photos are composed of monochrome and colour. This exhibition was shown at the agnès b. Marseille store and the Arles International Photo Festival in France, followed by Tokyo in January this year, and now debuts in Hong Kong for 2 months.
Donation to the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation
Selected photographs, label with the autograph of Agnès b., will be available for sale. Put forward Agnès b.’s “Give Love” and sharing concept, 50% of the net proceeds of selected photographs sold will be donated to The Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation in support of creating more opportunities for youngsters who are disadvantaged and underprivileged to nurture their art talents.
Limited edition postcard set
From April 17 onwards, “follow” agnès b. official Facebook and “Like” the exhibition post, to get a complimentary limited edition postcard set of 7 works delicately selected from this exhibition, which is available in all agnès b. stores in Hong Kong, on a first-come-first-served basis while stock lasts.
About Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (HKYAF)
Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (HKYAF) is a charity that provides access to high-quality, non-competitive free-of-charge arts experiences for all young people aged 5 to 25. Established in 1993 by Lindsey McAlister OBE, JP, HKYAF organises inclusive and inspirational projects that reach out to youngsters of all cultures, backgrounds, languages, and abilities, and actively creates opportunities for those who are disadvantaged and underprivileged.
About La Fab. agnès b.
Designer, philanthropist, and art collector, Agnès b. has promoted artistic creation in all its forms, surroundings, and solidarity, for many years. Her new space, La Fab., set to open in Paris on January 31, 2020, aims to bring her many activities together under one roof.
La Fab. displays artworks from the art collection amassed by Agnès b. over forty years, which now consists of more than 5,000 works. It is the new home of galerie du Jour agnès b., founded in 1983, offering an eclectic and constantly evolving rotation of exhibitions. La Fab. also houses the bookstore Librairie du Jour, where copies of Point d’Ironie, the art newsletter published by agnès b., will be distributed.
And finally, La Fab. will spotlight social and humanitarian actions supported by agnès b.’s endowment fund, Fonds de dotation agnès b., including environmental activities, spearheaded by Tara Ocean Foundation.