Image courtesy of Gucci.
Powerhouse today announced the Australian premiere of the exhibition, Gucci Garden Archetypes opening on 17 November 2022. This internationally acclaimed project brings to life the iconic, maximalist campaigns by virtuosic Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele.
Gucci Garden Archetypes first opened in Florence in 2021 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Gucci’s founding. The exhibition’s cinematic installations have captivated audiences across Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul and it is now coming to Australia, exclusively at the Powerhouse.
Gucci Garden Archetypes captures the spirit of each iconic collection, while reflecting the philosophy of Michele and his collaborations across music, art, travel and contemporary culture which resonate throughout Gucci’s campaigns. Design studio Archivio Personale has transformed Michele’s vision into immersive spaces.
‘Alessandro Michele is a world-leading creative talent and Gucci Garden Archetypes will offer locals and visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in his creative world. The New South Wales Government is proud to support this incredible international exhibition exclusively in Australia at our iconic Powerhouse museum in Sydney. Securing major exhibitions like this confirms NSW as a global cultural hub, and strengthens NSW’s reputation for excellence in arts and culture,’ said Ben Franklin, Minister for Arts and Tourism.
‘Alessandro Michele never fails to push us forward into diverse, contemporary visual worlds that we have yet to imagine. Powerhouse is thrilled to be partnering with Gucci to present the exclusive Australian premiere of Gucci Garden Archetypes. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the Powerhouse museum for this very unique experience,’ said Lisa Havilah, Powerhouse Chief Executive.
Gucci Garden Archetypes is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Blockbuster Funding Initiative.
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Gucci Garden Archetypes
17 November 2022 – 15 January 2023
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Powerhouse sits at the intersection of arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. We are undertaking a landmark $1.4 billion infrastructure renewal program, spearheaded by the creation of the flagship museum, Powerhouse Parramatta; expanded research and public facilities at Powerhouse Castle Hill; the renewal of the iconic Powerhouse Ultimo; and the ongoing operation of Sydney Observatory. The museum is custodian to over half a million objects of national and international significance and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia. We are also undertaking an expansive digitisation project that will provide new levels of access to Powerhouse collections.