November 2 to 16, 2017
Les Grands Ballets’ Wilder Building - Salle rouge (1st floor)
Monday, Tuesday: 11 am to 6 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am to 9 pm (except November 8, 9 and 16: 11 am to 6 pm)
Saturday, Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
“I believe in the power of jewelry to witness the depth of each individual.” - Édéenne
Les Grands Ballets is pleased to welcome, for the first time in Canada, an exhibition of Édéenne, internationally renowned jeweler, a Montréal native now based in Paris. This exhibition will present 160 stunning pieces in a captivating scenography, by revealing their secrets and the unique artistic approach that inspired each of them.
Presented by BMO, as part of its 200th anniversary, in a replica of its oldest vault, the free exhibition will take place from November 2 to 16 at Les Grands Ballets’ Wilder Building.
Édéenne will take this opportunity to launch her first art book that follows the journeys behind her unique creations.
As the only Canadian in the world to make high jewellery, Édéenne has been recognized by the former Jewellery Director of Christies in Geneva as one of the 4 women who have marked the history of high-end jewellery since 1900, keeping in mind that it is essentially an industry led by men. Vivienne Becker published in the Financial Times: “Édéenne is one of the 4 gems stars”. She has also been named the “Nouvelle légende” of Place Vendôme, a landmark of Parisian refinement and exclusivity.
The world-renowned artist creates unique portrait-pieces based on the life stories of those who confide in her. “That's why,” she tells us, “the exhibition will be revealed in a vault in order to translate jewellery’s most precious gem: emotion. I believe in the power of jewellery to convey the profoundness of its owner and I can’t wait for the people of my hometown to discover my work, which, I hope, will inspire and move them.”
More than half of the pieces are on loan, for the occasion from her clients from around the world. Carrying a flashlight and accompanied by a storyteller in a pitch-black room, each visitor will discover the story behind each piece and will partake in an experience far beyond the presentation of the object itself.
To learn more about Édéenne: http://edeenne.com/