The “Blés Vendôme” art installation is making its way to Singapore this February and you’ll want to clear your schedule for it. Created by renowned French artist Gad Weil in July 2016, and sponsored by Chanel to commemorate the launch of its Les Blés de Chanel High Jewellery collection, the exhibition has been traveling across the globe, with Singapore for its next stop come 23 February. For one week, the public exhibition will line the walkway of Marina Bay Sands, with golden stalks of wheat adding its beauty (and symbolism of abundance, life, fertility and rebirth) to the iconic skyline.
While not much more details of the Singapore exhibition are available at this point, the original exhibition at Place Vendôme was reported to contain one million ears of wheat that were hand-painted with an impressive four tons of gold paint. It also took 500 people and six months of preparation to put together – these statistics are enough to arouse anyone’s curiosity and anticipation.
So make your way to Marina Bay Sands. Take time out of your hectic schedule for a leisurely stroll among the golden grains. It’s sure to make for an exceptional sight that you won’t regret.
The “Blés Vendôme” art installation at Marina Bay Sands is from 23 February to 1 March. The Les Blés de Chanel high jewellery collection will be available for viewing at the Chanel Marina Bay Sands and Chanel Fine Jewellery boutique at Takashimaya Shopping Centre from 2 to 31 March.