Hermès H BOX Exhibition
In 2011, the H BOX will travel to Today Art Museum in Beijing from
June 10 to July 11, The H BOX screening room will feature 8 videos by
different artists, including four videos produced in 2009, three videos
on its premiere show in 2010 ,one new work produced in 2011.
H BOX is a program of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. In 2006,
Hermes initiated H BOX, a commissioning program that has offered
stipends to four artists every year, in order to produce single channel
works in video. These works are presented in a collapsible screening
room designed by architect Didier Faustino, which travels the world
with a selection of works updated yearly. To date, 21 videos by artists
from all over the world have been produced, and H BOX has screened
in major museums and art centers in Europe and North America (USA
and Mexico). In Asia, It was also presented at the Yokohama Triennials
in 2008 and Seoul in 2011.
The H Box is an object that blends references: a screening room, a
travel kit, and a modern curio cabinet of sorts. It creates a specific
context for the viewing of exciting new works by artists who, for the
most, have lived and worked in numerous places, and often have a
multiplicity of cultural references and bases.
The H BOX will travel to Guangdong Triennial at Guangdong Museum
of Art in this September.