Jitish Kallat and Richard Geoffroy to celebrate 'Power of Creation' of Dom Perignon
November 27, 2012: In an ode to quality and craftsmanship, Dom Pérignon’s ‘Power of Creation’ is a translation of the origins of Dom Pérignon and champagne as we know it.
To celebrate the concept, this December, two iconic creators will present a rare treat at the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. Dom Pérignon has orchestrated the creative combustion between acclaimed contemporary artist Jitish Kallat and Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon's Creator of Vintages, on December 1, 2012. This month, in fact, also marks Mr Kallat's 15 years in art. The occasion will thus see the unveiling of two of Mr Kallat’s recent video-installations.
The event in Jodhpur follows the Creators Events at the Palace of Versailles with piano-virtuoso Lang Lang, celebrated composer Alexandre Desplat, renowned set-designer Bob Wilson with legendary film-maker and artist David Lynch at the Milk Studios in Los Angeles.
Speaking about 'Power of Creation', Mr Kallat said, “I am pleased with Dom Pérignon’s graceful gesture of celebrating my work alongside some formidable artistic voices from around the globe and together with its own wonderful legacy of experimentation and perfection. My visit to the birthplace of Dom Pérignon, to the cool, endless cellars of Epernay and the Hautvillers Abbey was a delightful encounter with a process carried out by listening closely to nature and collaborating with time. At the Abbey, Richard Geoffroy and I spent over three hours in conversation. While he took me on a journey through some of Dom Pérignon’s oldest vintages, our conversation spanned notions of time, of evolution, of silence and intuition. This memorable dialogue became the ground from which I shall showcase the two video-installations that will be unveiled at Umaid Bhawan.”
To view Mr Kallat’s journey at Epernay, click here.