In 2009, photographer, painter and singer Wen Jun was the lead vocalist in Guaili, the post-punk band and gang of best friends who often performed, played and lived together. During this period, Wen began to document Guaili through an unfiltered lens, the results being an honest and intimate look at the daily lives of the adolescents in the underground post-punk scene in China’s capital city. Since many members of the group came from one-child families,the experience was truly unifying in the way it created an unbreakable bond that remains in place despite the band disbanding. Now based in Shanghai, Wen continues to express herself through the mediums of photography and paint, with close friends still providing inspiration for much of her work. Music remains integral to Wen’s life, yet as a reflection of the internal and external changes the sound is now softer and more mellow, as opposed to the aggressive punk sound from her Guaili days. Learning her practice instinctively - through personal interest and without previous training - means that Wen’s work remains to be distinguishable and a wholly honest insight into her and her world.
the intimate realm of wen jun
Get to know the work of Wen Jun, the untrained Shanghai-based artist whose form of self-expression remains fresh and alive through photography, paint and music.
dua’ing it real good
At the age of 14, the London-based Kosovar singer-songwriter Dua Lipa started posting covers of her favourite role models on YouTube: Nelly Furtado and alt-rocker P!NK. Seven years and over a million instagram followers later, she’s charted top ten in 11 European countries.
making codes: behind the scenes
Take another look at Making Codes, Liza Mandelup's behind the scenes video of digital artist and creative director Lucy Hardcastle's piece Intangible Matter that features producer Fatima Al Qadiri, artist Chris Lee and a host of more leading digital artists.Read More
making movement: behind the scenes
Take a look behind the scenes in filmmaker Agostina Galvez’s Making Movements: a look at the making of The Pike and the Shield: Five Paradoxes with ballerina Nozomi Iijima and other leading movers and shakers from the world of dance including choreographers and dancers Holly Blakey, Aya Sato and the duo Project O.Read More
making films: behind the scenes
Take a look behind the scenes in director Eva Michon's Making Films with Alma Har'el video: a look at the making of JellyWolf and the current state of play within the film industry through the eyes of female filmmakers championing diversity, and Alma Har'els Free The Bid initiative.Read More
making exhibitions: behind the scenes
Take a look behind the scenes in director Christine Yuan’s Making Exhibitions with Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel: a look at the making of Just A Second: A Digital Exhibition Curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, inspired by CHANEL Nº5 L'EAU, and a look at other leading curators and collectives from the art world including BUFU, Rozsa Farkas, Fatos Ustek, Angelina Dreem and Yana Peel.Read More
just a second
Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel is the Paris based curator for the Palais De Tokyo. Dedicated to modern and contemporary art she puts on large scale exhibitions that span installation, dance, sculpture, photography and spoken word. For The Fifth Sense she created a digital exhibition based on the transformative power of Chanel’s Nº5 L’EAU.Read More
A digital journey to make the invisible, visible. Inspired by CHANEL Nº5 L’Eau.
Explore the physical and virtual elements of scent by deconstructing its unseen elements, combining the scientific yet emotive components of fragrance in a digital space.
Each individual journey is unique to the user through the interactions and tasks of each space, creating a visual and sonic world of discovery.
Please note this project contains flashing images.Read More