Stunning Art Installation Comes To CF Market Mall
Don’t miss the opportunity to see Le Refuge, a world-renowned art installation from artist Marc Ange.
Artist Marc Ange’s installation, Le Refuge, has been on display across the world. The stunning piece of art, also referred to as “The Imaginary World of Marc Ange,” was first installed within the Mediateca di Santa Teresa in Milan in a pastel pink shade. The installation quickly became one of the most Instagrammed and buzzed about pieces at Milan Design Week 2017. Angelenos were able to experience the piece when it popped up at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s citrus garden for a short period before moving to the Leclaireur Gallery, and then it travelled across the United States to Miami, where it was placed atop a platform outside the Faena Hotel in a much different setup.
Luckily, you don’t need to travel very far to experience the incredible installation yourself. Calgarians will have the opportunity to see a version of Ange’s installation up close and personal at CF Market Mall for a limited time only, from September 12 to 26.
In addition to creating stunning works of art, Ange is the founder and artistic director of Bloom Room. He opened the first Bloom Room studio in Paris in 2008, and later expanded to the North American market, establishing a second Bloom Room location in Los Angeles. His international inspirations permeate everything he does, and he is always looking to craft an extraordinary experience. Le Refuge is a particularly unique installation in that it’s available in a variety of shades, from navy blue to pastel pink, vibrant green to sunshine yellow, and can be installed either indoors or outdoors.
The experiential piece is designed as a projection of childhood memory; the oversized leaves provide a shelter over a vibrant green daybed on a raised wood platform, offering an escape into your imagination to enjoy a moment of peace in the bustling modern world. The piece, which was made in Italy, has a wooden base, foam cushions covered in fabric, and greenery with metals stems and perforated metal leaves. Whether you want to lay down on the daybed or simply pose in front of the lush oasis, the photo opportunities are endless. Shoppers will want to capture their own moment of escape while the installation is available — after September 26th, it will be off to another exciting CF shopping centre destination.
With over 200 retailers and a variety of services and amenities, there’s already plenty at CF Market Mall to keep shoppers entertained for hours. With the addition of Ange’s installation, you’ll want to add taking a photo with Le Refuge to your list of things to check out when you visit (and share your picture perfect shot with CF Market Mall on Instagram, @CFMarketMall). After all, the chillier seasons are rapidly approaching — why not take the chance to enjoy one last moment in a green oasis.
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