Day 213 : Nostalgic Chic with Hermes The Gift of Time Exhibition

Time. It is a gift, but also a curse. It all depends on whether we are in control and decide what we do with it, or we allow others use it up for us.

Tonight, I used and was ‘used’. Both in a good way at Hermès’ The Gift of Time exhibition at the now-defunct Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. I haven’t stepped inside the national monument for a long time and was pleasantly surprised by how the station could appear so mod and glamed up.

Thanks to an invitation by the queen of quirks, Juliana, who didn’t want to attend the exhibition’s gala preview alone, I had the rare chance to fill my Tuesday evening with high fashion, artful creativity, nostalgia, and not enough champagne.

The exhibition runs from 1 – 12 August 2012, 11am – 9pm daily. Entrance is free.

Conceptualised by American artist, scenographer, poet and long-time collaborator of Hermès, Hilton McConnico interpreted time as Hermès sees it through seven roomfuls of poetry, installation art, creativity and imagination.

The rooms are arranged in a circular loop to represent the cycle of time. And here’s sharing with you my time at the exhibition…

Room 1 : The Origin of Time. The motif on the sundial’s face is an Hermès scarf designed in 1963. I felt so under dressed amongst the well-heeled crowd in designer dresses and tailored jackets. Time, obviously, has not taught me good fashion sense.

Room 2 : Free Time.

Room 3 : Time Suspended.

Room 4 : Time Balance.

Room 5 : The Stroke of Time.

Mosaic cat pieced together by cut-out pieces of leather.

Room 6 : Imaginary Time.

Room 7 : The Gift of Time.

Wine gets better with time.

Yesteryear toys I grew up with.

The U Cafe serves up a mean menu to enjoy a meal or cuppa by the old rail road.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Darren Chin
    Aug 05, 2012 @ 01:11:49

    very nice write out… 😛


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