Johannesburg selected as one of four cities in the world to host Hennessy’s 250th anniversary art exhibition featuring world-renowned artists including Anton Corbijn, Charles Sandison and Pierrick Sorin
The Hennessy 250 Tour was specially curated to celebrate this momentous anniversary: conceived as an unprecedented, hybrid cultural event, this major travelling exhibition is dedicated to those who have made Hennessy what it is today.
Curated by Hervé Mikaeloff and featuring internationally renowned artists, photographers, filmmakers and designers including Charles Sandison, Anton Corbijn and Xavier Veilhan, the exhibition will touch down in four legendary locations around the world throughout 2015, including Guangzhou in China, Moscow in Russia and New York in US. Circa Gallery in Johannesburg was selected to represent the African leg of the tour and – in addition to the world-renowned artists – will also feature the work of South African artist Dineo Bopape.
The Hennessy family were early patrons of the arts and have always been close to artists themselves – from collaborating with the greatest artist of time to the icons of contemporary pop culture and designers of the 21st century.
It’s for this reason that The Hennessy 250 Tour sets out to give a 360° creative and artistic perspective on the legendary cognac brand’s past, present and future – mainly by using a trove of archival materials, portraits, and films that recounts the Hennessy family’s rendezvous with important moments in history and its global adventure.
The Hennessy 250 Tour and Hennessy Time Barrel will be hosted at Circa Gallery in Johannesburg from 20 – 25 August 2015. The Hennessy Time Barrel will also make a stop at the Diamond Walk in Sandton City from 27 August to 5 of September. Those who are outside of Johannesburg can leave their message to future generations at www.sendingamessagetothefuture.com
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