Cover Celine's creative director Hedi Slimane will host his first solo exhibition since 2014 in Shanghai this month (Photo: Courtesy of Y.R.)

Hedi Slimane’s upcoming exhibition will showcase a selection of his work centred on the music world

Celine’s creative director, Hedi Slimane, will be hosting a solo exhibition at the Almine Rech Gallery in Shanghai this month. Titled “Sun of Sound”, the show not only marks the artist’s first solo exhibit in more than six years, but also the first time he has a solo show of his artworks in China.  

The exhibition, which is set to run from March 19 to April 30, will offer visitors an immersive sound and visual experience with a focus on Slimane’s work in the music scene. Known for his extensive influence in the fashion industry and iconic slim-cut silhouettes, Slimane has also been working energetically toward developing a unique representation of youth in his visual works and reinviting the way musicians and bands and documented in our times. 

At the heart of Sun of Sound will be the “Sonic” series, in which Slimane created studio portraits of famous musicians such as Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Brian Wilson and Amy Winehouse. The exhibition will also feature works from earlier series such as Berlin (2003) and London, Birth of a Cult (2005). Sound installations will also be presented to highlight the designer’s inspirations taken from music to create his own visual works. 

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