Maison Valentino strengthens links with the art world through a special commission of unique works titled, Gestures of Affection by interdisciplinary Singaporean artist, Sarah Choo Jing during Singapore Art Week, another meaningful step in Valentino’s dialogue with the arts.
Inspired by messages of the Creative Director through the SS24 Valentino L’Ecole collection and engaging in dialogue with key Maison codes, Gestures of Affection serves to highlight the body in celebration of femininity and humanity.
Gestures of Affection is a visual exploration that accentuates the minutiae of interpersonal gestures and serves as a testament to the seven qualities inherent in the female experience-sensuality, resilience, empathy, individuality, freedom, passion, and vulnerability.
The body of work comprises seven digital videos, each composition recorded in ultra-high speed, and presented through the lens of slow-motion playback at seven minutes per video. The videos center-in on seven meticulously staged scenes, each featuring a female protagonist that references the different facets of the moon- a powerful source of feminine energy, captured in a moment of raw, unfiltered authenticity of femininity, revealing the untold stories etched into the skin of every woman.
Gestures of Affection is a series of seven unique digital and print artworks, each available in digital and print. Following the period of installation, Maison Valentino will donate proceeds from the sale to a charity.
Venue: Soho House Residency, 320 Havelock Road, Robertson Quay
When: 16 - 28 Jan 2024,
By: Yeo Workshop