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Artist Mircea Cantor revisits the Lady Dior through an entrancing interplay of optical effects, textures and perspectives cover
Artist Mircea Cantor revisits the Lady Dior through an entrancing interplay of optical effects, textures and perspectives cover
Dior Lady Art

Artist Mircea Cantor revisits the Lady Dior through an entrancing interplay of optical effects, textures and perspectives

Artist Mircea Cantor revisits the Lady Dior through an entrancing interplay of optical effects, textures and perspectives

22min |08/02/2024
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Artist Mircea Cantor revisits the Lady Dior through an entrancing interplay of optical effects, textures and perspectives cover
Artist Mircea Cantor revisits the Lady Dior through an entrancing interplay of optical effects, textures and perspectives cover
Dior Lady Art

Artist Mircea Cantor revisits the Lady Dior through an entrancing interplay of optical effects, textures and perspectives

Artist Mircea Cantor revisits the Lady Dior through an entrancing interplay of optical effects, textures and perspectives

22min |08/02/2024
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Welcome to the Dior Talks podcast series dedicated to the eighth edition of Dior Lady Art, hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this highly-anticipated edition, 12 artists from around the world were invited to transform the iconic Lady Dior handbag into a unique piece of art. 


In this new episode, we immerse ourselves in the poetic universe of Mircea Cantor, an internationally renowned Romanian artist whose works, suspended between dream and reality, lucidly reflect his commitment to contemporary society. Cantor’s singular vision is embodied in a polymorphous practice that utilizes a variety of media, such as video, animation, sculpture, drawing, photography and performance but also collaborations with artisans for the conception of unprecedented installations, with a view to broadening the field of knowledge through this savoir-faire. Awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2011, his works are presented in prestigious international collections, notably the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington.

The artist’s protean approach plays out in two Lady Dior creations that feature bewitching optical effects, textures and perspectives. Dressed by turns in black or beige leather, they are adorned with captivating embroidery evoking the beauty of the garden of Eden, filled with flowers of every variety, inspired by a traditional gilet from western Romania. 


In contrast, the graphic lines of the bag’s cannage motif are highlighted by leather cord, an essential element of embroidery and leatherwork symbolizing connection, transmission and continuity. Completing the designs, the handles bear the words “make heaven out of what you have” – in French, English and Romanian – a true artist’s manifesto, while the charms are reinvented in an elaborate golden version, borrowed from the lexicon of jewelry. As a finishing touch, the inside of each bag contains a hand-designed silk scarf signed by Cantor as well as a logbook annotated by the artist.

Tune in to the episode to learn more about the genesis of this exceptional project.

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Welcome to the Dior Talks podcast series dedicated to the eighth edition of Dior Lady Art, hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this highly-anticipated edition, 12 artists from around the world were invited to transform the iconic Lady Dior handbag into a unique piece of art. 


In this new episode, we immerse ourselves in the poetic universe of Mircea Cantor, an internationally renowned Romanian artist whose works, suspended between dream and reality, lucidly reflect his commitment to contemporary society. Cantor’s singular vision is embodied in a polymorphous practice that utilizes a variety of media, such as video, animation, sculpture, drawing, photography and performance but also collaborations with artisans for the conception of unprecedented installations, with a view to broadening the field of knowledge through this savoir-faire. Awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2011, his works are presented in prestigious international collections, notably the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington.

The artist’s protean approach plays out in two Lady Dior creations that feature bewitching optical effects, textures and perspectives. Dressed by turns in black or beige leather, they are adorned with captivating embroidery evoking the beauty of the garden of Eden, filled with flowers of every variety, inspired by a traditional gilet from western Romania. 


In contrast, the graphic lines of the bag’s cannage motif are highlighted by leather cord, an essential element of embroidery and leatherwork symbolizing connection, transmission and continuity. Completing the designs, the handles bear the words “make heaven out of what you have” – in French, English and Romanian – a true artist’s manifesto, while the charms are reinvented in an elaborate golden version, borrowed from the lexicon of jewelry. As a finishing touch, the inside of each bag contains a hand-designed silk scarf signed by Cantor as well as a logbook annotated by the artist.

Tune in to the episode to learn more about the genesis of this exceptional project.

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Welcome to the Dior Talks podcast series dedicated to the eighth edition of Dior Lady Art, hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this highly-anticipated edition, 12 artists from around the world were invited to transform the iconic Lady Dior handbag into a unique piece of art. 


In this new episode, we immerse ourselves in the poetic universe of Mircea Cantor, an internationally renowned Romanian artist whose works, suspended between dream and reality, lucidly reflect his commitment to contemporary society. Cantor’s singular vision is embodied in a polymorphous practice that utilizes a variety of media, such as video, animation, sculpture, drawing, photography and performance but also collaborations with artisans for the conception of unprecedented installations, with a view to broadening the field of knowledge through this savoir-faire. Awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2011, his works are presented in prestigious international collections, notably the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington.

The artist’s protean approach plays out in two Lady Dior creations that feature bewitching optical effects, textures and perspectives. Dressed by turns in black or beige leather, they are adorned with captivating embroidery evoking the beauty of the garden of Eden, filled with flowers of every variety, inspired by a traditional gilet from western Romania. 


In contrast, the graphic lines of the bag’s cannage motif are highlighted by leather cord, an essential element of embroidery and leatherwork symbolizing connection, transmission and continuity. Completing the designs, the handles bear the words “make heaven out of what you have” – in French, English and Romanian – a true artist’s manifesto, while the charms are reinvented in an elaborate golden version, borrowed from the lexicon of jewelry. As a finishing touch, the inside of each bag contains a hand-designed silk scarf signed by Cantor as well as a logbook annotated by the artist.

Tune in to the episode to learn more about the genesis of this exceptional project.

Description

Welcome to the Dior Talks podcast series dedicated to the eighth edition of Dior Lady Art, hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this highly-anticipated edition, 12 artists from around the world were invited to transform the iconic Lady Dior handbag into a unique piece of art. 


In this new episode, we immerse ourselves in the poetic universe of Mircea Cantor, an internationally renowned Romanian artist whose works, suspended between dream and reality, lucidly reflect his commitment to contemporary society. Cantor’s singular vision is embodied in a polymorphous practice that utilizes a variety of media, such as video, animation, sculpture, drawing, photography and performance but also collaborations with artisans for the conception of unprecedented installations, with a view to broadening the field of knowledge through this savoir-faire. Awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2011, his works are presented in prestigious international collections, notably the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington.

The artist’s protean approach plays out in two Lady Dior creations that feature bewitching optical effects, textures and perspectives. Dressed by turns in black or beige leather, they are adorned with captivating embroidery evoking the beauty of the garden of Eden, filled with flowers of every variety, inspired by a traditional gilet from western Romania. 


In contrast, the graphic lines of the bag’s cannage motif are highlighted by leather cord, an essential element of embroidery and leatherwork symbolizing connection, transmission and continuity. Completing the designs, the handles bear the words “make heaven out of what you have” – in French, English and Romanian – a true artist’s manifesto, while the charms are reinvented in an elaborate golden version, borrowed from the lexicon of jewelry. As a finishing touch, the inside of each bag contains a hand-designed silk scarf signed by Cantor as well as a logbook annotated by the artist.

Tune in to the episode to learn more about the genesis of this exceptional project.

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