Jaeger-LeCoultre is debuting a new art installation, Passengers: Through Time, in Dubai this February.
Specially commissioned from the French visual artist Guillaume Marmin, the work makes its world debut in conjunction with The Stellar Odyssey exhibition following its first introduction in the Vallée de Joux in May 2022.
With intense respect for the person in the process – the creativity of the mind and the skill of the hand – the programe focuses on world-class creators from outside the world of watchmaking, who share the Maison’s values and whose work explores new forms of expression through different and often unexpected materials and media.
“Through Made of Makers we are looking for different perspectives on how the practices of watchmaking, art and other creative disciplines can bring value to lived experiences,” says Catherine Rénier, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre. “We seek out artists from disciplines as diverse as gastronomy, music and digital art, who harness great imagination to meticulous artistic processes, creating works that expand our minds, challenge our senses and trigger strong emotions.”
In partnership with Jaeger-LeCoultre, Guillaume Marmin created an entirely new chapter for his acclaimed installation, Passengers. This second chapter, Passengers: Through Time, focuses on celestial and astronomical observation, offering its visitors – or passengers – an exploration of the links between time, space and light, as described by the theory of relativity.
“The challenge of this project was to make perceptible the relationship between observation of the sky and the measurement of time,” says Guillaume Marmin “From discussions with astronomers and watchmakers, I imagined an art installation capable of transcribing the links that unite time and space.”
THE STELLAR ODYSSEY EXHIBITION
The Dubai Mall Fountain
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Open from February 4th to February 23rd 2023
Weekdays: from Monday to Thursday 10am to 12am
Weekends: from Friday to Sunday 10am to 1am