A visit to Hermès’ revamped flagship on Orchard Road is not complete without a peek at Aloft—the new Hermès art gallery. Enter the dreamlike pastel labyrinth of How to Disappear Into a Rainbow by Dawn Ng, where you can disappear and reappear between the screens. Also, till August, Korean artist Jinnie Seo’s work Anatomy of Gallop, which traces back to the brand’s equestrian past, can be seen in the boutique’s windows. Visit hermes.com
How to Disappear Into a Rainbow by Dawn Ng
Jinnie Seo at work
The world’s most famous music festival has just launched its own art fair. The team behind Coachella is set to wow art lovers with its new contemporary art exhibition, “Desert X.” Taking over the California desert from February to April 2017, the show aims to bring attention to environmental, social and cultural concerns of the 21st century. Neville Wakefield, the exhibition’s Artistic Director says, “If the desert is indeed God without man, then “Desert X” is art without constraint.” Visit www.desertx.org
One of the Coachella installations
Why leave a building plain, when you can turn it into a work of art? French label Longchamp subscribes to that policy: While its historic Parisian store is undergoing renovations, it has given American artist Ryan McGinness free rein to turn it into a gallery with Mindscapes, a breathtaking digital wrap of brightly coloured fantastical imagery that changes depending on the lighting—hiding the actual restoration happening to the 18th century façade.