Cultured Magazine

Winter 2016

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180 Pari Ehsan presents a contemporary time capsule, capturing the moment with a single image. PHOTOGRAPHY BY PHOTOXVIDEO "A phosphorescent tear drop from the moon, multimedia and performance artist Sarah Weis' hyper-reality is your fantasy. Poignantly set on the Champs- Élysées during Paris Women's Fashion Week SS17, Weis presents Minimalist Bedroom ··· Pearls, the third iteration in a series of modified hotel rooms. Illuminating the allure of an enveloping aesthetic/persona, the artist overlays the Maison Margiela-designed interiors to create a lustrous dreamscape based on her own bedroom in Chicago. Canopied under an element of illusion—Studio A.R.D.I.T.I's Ponte lighting sculpture, c. 1971—I transform and give way to my desire to join her at the other end of the rainbow. Twinkling in and out of reality, feeling the custom garments by Maegan Stracy and custom accessories by Rebirth Garments, true immersive fashion. Suspended in a utility vest of pearls, Weis is a commanding heroine set to empower the contemporary female gaze."—Pari Ehsan Into the Dust Sarah Weis' Minimalist Bedroom ··· Pearls at La Maison Champs Élysées in Paris. Custom tactile garments by Maegan Stracy; custom chainmaille and pearl accessories by Rebirth Garments. Ponte lighting sculpture by Studio A.R.D.I.T.I., Italy, 1971, available at R & Company. Hair & Makeup by Cosma De Marinis Sarah Weis' fourth installation in this series, Minimalist Bedroom ✧ Miami Dream, will take place during Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 at the Delano Hotel.

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