Sleep In A Work Of Art
Hotel Au Vieux Panier sits on a hillside district of Le Panier, Marseille’s oldest neighborhood and home to a thriving art scene. Formerly a Corsican grocer, this 17th century building was converted into a boutique hotel in 2010 by British entrepreneur, Jessica Venediger with a unique focus – to sleep in a work of art.
Venedigar decided she was going to design each of the six rooms (which change from year to year) into artwork installations. And to do that, she enlisted the talents of six audacious artists, each selected for their wildly different styles. They were all offered a three-dimensional canvas in the form of one of the rooms in the hotel and were given the creative freedom to do what they liked with the space. The idea behind this whole effort was to give the visitors a chance to see art by entering into an artist’s universe.
Now in its third cycle, art rooms has a new collection, of which – one my personal favorite is, the visually stimulating ‘Panic Room’, a part graffiti, part stark-white installation. Designed by Tilt, the 39-year-old internationally acclaimed French graffiti artist, it plays with the notion of perspective and in doing so, questions the role of graffiti today._
Other room installations can be checked out below –
Eugénie Bergeon’s – Land Of Moon
Mourad Messoubeur’s – Ciel
Mass Confusion’s- Purgatory Palace
Philippe Baudelocque’s – Fusion
By: Tanvi Chug
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