From September 14th to 16th, 2018, Audemars Piguet, the Swiss fine watchmaking brand, presented “The Power of Women” immersive art exhibition at CHAO Hotel in Beijing, interpreting the delicate elegance and pioneering creativity in the precipitation of time. Audemars Piguet presented “The Power of Women” immersive art exhibition at CHAO Hotel in Beijing, interpreting delicate elegance and pioneering creativity in the precipitation of time. The Audemars Piguet Art Program invites artists to interpret their vision of Audemars Piguet’s culture and place of origin through their works. This art program aims to promote a deep and rich dialogue between contemporary artists and watchmakers in different fields, reflecting Audemars Piguet’s commitment to technical craftsmanship and artistic spirit.
“The Power of Women” immersive art exhibition presents the works of two female artists, internationally acclaimed Liu Chia-Yu and Juju Wang, who specializes in fusing Eastern and Western cultures and aesthetics, as well as Audemars Piguet’s vintage women’s timepieces and new women’s watches for 2018. Inspired by the natural scenery of the Vallée de Joux, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet, Liu Jiayu crosses the boundaries of time and space by using artificial intelligence and real-time rendering technology to dynamically display the lake scenery of the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland in real time on the site of the art exhibition, which reflects the confident colors of emerging women’s bravery and innovation as well as avant-garde independence. JUJU WANG explores the flow and balance of time and energy from a philosophical point of view, showing the evolution and role of time in human development and imagination. At the art exhibition, British artist Dan Holdsworth’s photographs illustrate the unique beauty of the Vallée de Joux, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet’s spirit of independence and craftsmanship since its founding in 1875.
Philosophical Perspectives on Time and Balanced Beauty
Artist JUJU WANG will present two works in this exhibition. The inspiration for the work Rise can be traced back to the Vallée de Joux, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet, where JUJU WANG believes that, like the natural landscape of the Vallée de Joux, everything is in perfect balance in a continuous life cycle, and that the idea of a life cycle is a representation of the natural world: the fall of the leaves in the fall, the erosion of the river’s banks, and the rise and fall of the tide are all governed by an uncontrollable force. The work Rise is inspired by the cycles and movements of nature; the gold leaf moves inside the rotatable disc device as the sun travels across the sky. After countless slides, the golden circle will eventually come to rest in the same position, as if restoring balance. It represents people’s connection with the passing time and invites them to cherish and enjoy every moment.
Another work, Snowflakes, consists of 22 snowflakes that form a three-dimensional environment. The patterns on the snowflakes, inspired by fireworks, are combined with traditional Chinese handicrafts of gold leaf displayed on mirrors, as if following a natural sequence, starting from the sky and clouds on the upper level, to the mountain ranges and forests, and finally arriving at the rocky and watery surface on the lower level, with the landscape of Ru valley planted in a new gold leaf pattern, and the structure composed of mirrors releases time and space, as if restoring balance. The structure released the adventure and joy of time and space, a reminder to cherish time with passion and happiness.