From the beginning, Louis Vuitton has been defined by a pioneering spirit, a spirit that the city of Chengdu also embodies. Since 1997, when the “Louis Vuitton Exhibition 1997-1998” opened there, Chengdu has been one of the country’s most important cities. Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li, a cherished cultural and influential destination, is the ideal place for bringing together Louis Vuitton’s values of travel and innovation.
To mark Time Capsule Exhibition’s arrival in Chengdu, Louis Vuitton has chosen to highlight several pieces with references to the connection between Louis Vuitton and China. The trunk for artist Xu Bing was crafted to house his calligraphy tools and is carefully adorned in a version of the celebrated Monogram canvas. Another special tea trunk was imagined by Wang Jun Qing of the Wang De Chuan Tea House, to celebrate the art of tea tasting, while the Mahjong box was created by Louis Vuitton for the popular Chinese game. The exhibit is also an opportunity to share little-known stories about renowned Chinese, for example the 1930’s Socialite Madame Koo proclaims her fondness for the brand in her personal diaries where she lauds her many trunks between tales of politics and parties. Also on display are the custom order documents of Leslie Cheung, Hollywood actress Anna May Wong, as well as a briefcase belonging to internationally-known architect Ieoh Ming Pei, among others.
TIME CAPSULE, CHENGDU
Temple Plaza, Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu
June 7th – July 14th , 2019
Monday through Sunday – 10:00am – 10:00pm