Last night we poured wine for a top art-savvy crowd at the launch of the Blue Edition, a small exhibition on Kinnerton Street, Knightsbridge. Curated by Nico Kos Earle, the gallery displayed works from ten artists all exploring the theme of blue. In conjuction with Bouchon Family Wines, we poured Chilean Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot from the Maule Valley whose labels unintentionally also matched the theme in brilliant blue and white. The exhibition took place in a private mews house, whited out for the purpose, and was introduced with a poem from Chilean poet Pablo Neruda:
It is Born
Here I came to the very edge
where nothing at all needs saying,
everything is absorbed through weather and the sea,
and the moon swam back,
its rays all silvered,
and time and time again the darkness would be broken
by the crahs of the wave,
and every day on the balcony of the sea,
wings open, fire is born,
and everything is blue again like morning.
The artists exhibiting were:
'The Blue Edition marks the beginning of a cycle of events around teh concept of blue, the most beguiling colour in the history of art. Ten artists have created works exclusively for his opening show [...] - exploring the infinite variations of blue across a wide range of media. Their work highlights the extraordinary catalogue of emotions associated with the blue from joy to sadness, eroticism to purity, a connection with the world (sea, sky), and our increasing dependence on the blue light of our computer screens.'
...Continued in the official catalogue