The Peninsula Hotels is taking visitors beyond the selfie wall with the launch of Art in Resonance, an immersive contemporary art experience that engages all of the senses. This first-of-its-kind global art program kicked off at The Peninsula Hong Kong and will travel the world.
Acclaimed curatorial duo Isolde Brielmaier and Bettina Prentice collaborated across two continents to bring this international collection of experiential art installations to life, just for The Peninsula Hotels. They hand-selected boundary-pushing contemporary artists from around the world to create exclusive, original works rooted in physical experiences, designed to amplify the senses and resonate with guests on an emotional level. More than two years in the making, the installations encourage collective participation from both guests and the public, and include:
- Janet Echelman’s ethereal, larger-than-life sculpture that magically floats above of The Peninsula Hong Kong’s facade, harnessing the power of light and wind to create an ever-changing structure
- The Wonder Room, a complex modern take on the Chinese teahouse, designed to help all who enter silence their minds and reconnect with themselves and each other, crafted with meticulous woodworking techniques byMINAX Architects founder, Zhi-gang Lu
- Timothy Paul Myers’ inspired installation featuring furniture and everyday items wrapped in red felt, which aims to conjure personal memories and remind viewers of the ephemeral nature of life
Following its Hong Kong launch, Art in Resonance will travel to The Peninsula Paris this fall to be joined by additional, newly commissioned installations from Parisian artists. This rhythm will be replicated twice each year, snowballing as the program travels and grows in each city of the 10 locations of The Peninsula Hotels and three under development in London, Istanbul and Yangon.
Additionally, The Peninsula Hong Kong’s restaurant in the sky, Felix, has launched the Felix Five Senses Art Experience menu. Designed by chef Juan Gomez, it promises to give pleasure to the five senses of taste, sight, touch, sound and smell, with liberal doses of playfulness, all set against the backdrop of the stunning Victoria Harbour.
For more information, visit peninsula.com.