This year, culture will have pride of place at the Prestige Village through a masterful exhibition of contemporary works presented by the Opera Gallery. More than a just an invitation to discover art, EEM World has established a fruitful partnership with the internationally renowned gallery and while some works have been transported to each of the Masters Grand Slam Indoor events, others have been selected according to the host countries and cities.
The three works that are part of the Masters Grand Slam Indoor travelling collection have already won over the Chinese and American public. One cannot fail to admire Scottish sculptor David Mach’s impressive 4 metre-high piece “Stallion”, created entirely out of coat hangers. The public will almost certainly contemplate French artist Pierre Matter’s incredible 2.6 meter Cheval Mecachrome, a horse’s head made entirely out of parts of a Formula 1 engine. Lastly, they will be able to appreciate the beauty and strength of French sculptor Richard Orlinski’s Cheval Cabré.
In addition to these flagship sculptures, no less than 33 prestigious works by 25 artists have been specially selected to be exhibited at the Gucci Paris Masters
Alexis Paul, Arietti, Fernando Botero, André Brasilier, Bernard Buffet, Lita Cabellut, Alexandre Calder, Umberto Ciceri, Mauro Corda, Nick Gentry, Gully, David LaChapelle, Tianbing Li, Umberto Mariani, Mr Brainwash, Noart, Hwang Ran, Gérard Rancinan, Jean- Pierre Roc-Roussey, Alain Rodier, Seen, Antonio Ségui, Ho Terry, Victor Visarely and Andy Warhol.
Fatiha Amer, director of the Opera Gallery Paris: “Our partnership with EEM World began in Hong Kong, the first stage of the Masters Grand Slam. The photographs, paintings and sculptures, from the 19th century to the present were all selected from the Opera Gallery in Paris, except the monumental works that were specially designed for the equestrian circuit. As the backdrop to the exhibition is a show-jumping event, we selected works with an equestrian theme, such as the paintings by Brasilier, for example." All the works will be transported to Villepinte with the utmost care.
“The monumental works are not back from Los Angeles yet. David Mach’s Stallion takes a whole day to install. The artist supplied precise instructions for mounting the work that represents a horse and is made of coat hangers. For the other two works, Cheval Mecachrome by Pierre Matter and Cheval Cabré by Gilles Falisse, the diffficulty lies in the weight of the sculptures."
This spectacular exhibition is sure to attract plenty of visitors.
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About the Masters Grand Slam Indoor
Created and organized by EEM World, the Masters Grand Slam Indoor is a unique global event concept, inspired by tennis, and designed to bring equestrian Show Jumping to the forefront of the international sporting and social scenes. Hosted in capital cities across three continents (Europe, Asia and America) the Masters Grand Slam are the most prestigious equestrian events of the indoor Show Jumping season and welcome up to 50,000 spectators to witness spectacular sporting action and entertainment over four days of world-class competitions and show.
Each Masters brings together more than 25 of the best horse-rider combinations on the global Longines ranking list to compete for $1 million in prize money. With an unprecedented broadcast reach to more than 550 million households worldwide, the Masters are the most televised Show Jumping events in the world and offer unparalleled networking and social opportunities for worldwide elites, global institutions, luxury brands, celebrities and industry VIPs.
The Masters Grand Slam Indoor calendar:
Gucci Paris Masters, 4 - 7 December 2014
Longines Hong Kong Masters, 13 - 15 February 2015
Longines Los Angeles Masters, 1 - 4 October 2015
For more information please visit: www.mastersgrandslam.com