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In this new Dior Talks series about the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art, host Katya Foreman introduces the ten contemporary artists and collectives who, in the weeks to come, will share their personal experience of transforming the Lady Dior handbag, one of the most visible icons of the House of Dior.
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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

In this new Dior Talks series about the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art, host Katya Foreman introduces the ten contemporary artists and collectives who, in the weeks to come, will share their personal experience of transforming the Lady Dior handbag, one of the most visible icons of the House of Dior.
Discover The Dior Lady Art 5th Edition : https://youtu.be/yv3B2gR48eU (https://youtu.be/yv3B2gR48eU)

    [Lady Art] Discover Song Dong’s Window Bag into the Soul for Dior Lady Art

    [Lady Art] Discover Song Dong’s Window Bag into the Soul for Dior Lady Art

    Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art.

    Today’s guest, the Chinese artist Song Dong, is known for works that reflect on memories that are intrinsic to everyday objects, and the emotions we project on them. One example is windows, the main theme of his Lady Dior bags, a reference to a monumental structure made from old, discarded windows collected in the streets of Beijing that also reveals “reclaimed value.”

    The large version of the Window Bag features a colorful grid of miniature windows that act as both a window into the soul and onto the world, with shiny mirrors creating a kaleidoscopic effect. The artist’s idea is that its owner may see herself and the world reflected in it, a means of self-discovery and of reinforcing the bag’s function as a portable piece of art. In addition to the world it holds within, the bag offers an interaction with the outside world, changing according to the light, shadows, places and faces.

    Listen to this episode to find out more about the fascinating universe of an artist for whom “art is life, and life is art.” 



    Discover Song Dong’s creations :https://youtu.be/i-2FEcVwarc

    • 21 min
    [Lady Art] Olga Titus on Creating an “Emotional Community” Around the Lady Dior Bag

    [Lady Art] Olga Titus on Creating an “Emotional Community” Around the Lady Dior Bag

    Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art.

    Trans-culturalism, identity and spirituality are key sources of inspiration for our latest guest on the series, Olga Titus. For her reinterpretation of the iconic bag, the Swiss-Malaysian artist gathered elements that trigger emotion and explored the concept of cultural “in-betweenness.” This “third space” is one she knows well, and it serves as a conduit for cultural exchange inspired by the Indian theorist Homi K. Bhabha.

    “In my artistic work I encircle a cosmos, a galaxy in which self and external perception, biographical elements and cultural identity are reflected and represented in all their facets,” says the artist, whose creative process can be likened to building a cabinet of curiosities. One case in point: a floral rug in her atelier became the basis for one of her Lady Dior bags, and also references Monsieur Dior’s love of gardens. An assortment of mini masks creates an emotional “community” around the bag.  

    Tune in to this episode to learn more about how Titus approached the Lady Dior, using her signature sequin works as a starting point, and how she incorporated harlequin effects and a kaleidoscope of glass beads to create craft-intensive masterpieces that showcase embroidery at its most extreme. 



    Discover Olga Titus’ creations :https://youtu.be/A5-knt4E1vY

    • 24 min
    [Lady Art] Mai-Thu Perret on Exploring the Chamaeleon Qualities of the Lady Dior

    [Lady Art] Mai-Thu Perret on Exploring the Chamaeleon Qualities of the Lady Dior

    Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art.

    Reinventing tradition and questioning modernity is a creative signature for our latest guest, the multidisciplinary Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret whose sources of inspiration range from modernist art to literature, historical costume, the occult, and notions of community and utopia as seen through a feminist prism.

    The Geneva-based artist studied English literature at the University of Cambridge and worked for several artists including the late New York-based painter Steven Parrino before attending the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She credits her experience working as a curator and art critic with influencing her process and her interest in narrative. 

    For her reinterpretations of the Lady Dior, Perret textured the body of the bag with shaggy long-pile tapestry and precious glass bead embroidery in geometric motifs inspired by the German thinker Friedrich Fröbel, whose pictograms were used in kindergarten classrooms in the 19th century, reflecting her fascination with graphic alphabets and languages while nodding to the fashion lexicon and the symbolism of the logo. Made using Venetian jewelry-making techniques, her small enamel versions of the Dior charms resemble “little bones.”

    Tune in to hear all about Perret’s exploration of the “chameleon-like” Lady Dior, and the playful, unexpected side she discovered in the classic “ladylike” icon.



    Discover Mai Thu Perret’s creations :https://youtu.be/wo-_ZS24dJk

    • 21 min
    [Lady Art] Claire Tabouret on Exploring Wearable Art with the Lady Dior

    [Lady Art] Claire Tabouret on Exploring Wearable Art with the Lady Dior

    Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. Ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art.

    In our latest episode, LA-based French painter Claire Tabouret discusses exploring a new territory of creation within the constraints of the bag’s frame through her captivating hallmark fusion of classical, romantic and hypermodern references. On the artist’s creations, a Degas-like dance scene is offset with faux fur and a glow-in-the-dark handle and charms, while her playful self-portrait as a vampire with a blood-stained mouth has dark undertones, with the mysterious, floatingquality of her paintings and expressive brushstrokes transposed onto the bags. “The image of a vampire is your way of thinking about the creation process, being a sponge, absorbing everything around you. It has a slightly dangerous aspect,” says the artist.

    Recalling Fauvist painters like Henri Matisse and André Derain, Tabouret’s signature clashing of natural and synthetic shades comesthrough in the contrast of Impressionist tones with touches of acid green and citrine yellow.

    Tune into this fascinating episode to learn more about the parallels between Tabouret’s Dior Lady Art journey and her own approach to painting, as well as her growing appetite for creating wearable art. 



    Discover Claire Tabouret’s creations :https://youtu.be/j1uHnrhf-wU

    • 29 min
    [Lady Art] Bahrti Kher on Adapting her Feminist, Bindi-Themed Universe to the Lady Dior

    [Lady Art] Bahrti Kher on Adapting her Feminist, Bindi-Themed Universe to the Lady Dior

    Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art.

    Today’s guest, Delhi-based feminist artist Bharti Kher, discusses the symbolism of the bindi, an emblem of the third eye and the common thread in her creative universe, and explains how she used this traditional Indian sign and its inherent codes, language and poetry to transform the iconic Lady Dior bag.

    “When I work with the bindis, I take something that is a representation and a sign, and then I just run with it,” says the artist who, for this collaboration, created two bags with different “energies” — one featuring an explosion of fiery red bindis, which “is about a night out with my girlfriends,” and a quieter, more sophisticated version.  Explosions of snake bindis — incarnations of life force, transformation and healing — create hypnotic wave movements over the handbag.

    Tune in to hear all about the journey behind Bharti Kher’s fun, colorful and irreverent spin on a House icon. 



    Discover Bahrti Kher’s creations :https://youtu.be/VjP2lG6Jb0M

    • 25 min
    [Lady Art] Recycle Group’s Georgy Kuznetsov and Andrey Blokhin Talk Hacking Reality for Dior Lady Art

    [Lady Art] Recycle Group’s Georgy Kuznetsov and Andrey Blokhin Talk Hacking Reality for Dior Lady Art

    Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the 5th edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, ten artists and collectives from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art.

    “Hacking reality” is the motto of Recycle Group’s Georgy Kuznetsov and Andrey Blokhin, who in this episode discuss transposing the Lady Dior into the digital era.

    The Russian artistic duo is known for deconstructing pillars of artistic culture, like a statue from antiquity or in this case the Lady Dior bag, and bringing them back to life in the virtual world, juxtaposing classical and contemporary iconography. Longtime collaborators of Dior, the fusional creatives have been friends since they were kids, hanging out in their parents’ art studios in early post-Soviet artist residencies.

    In their new interpretation of the House icon, the bag’s classical quilted cannage motif is distorted into a hypnotic trompe-l’œil vortex and waves recalling glitches or a Snapchat filter, and the letter charms are morphed and twisted. 

    The eyelets are also altered, and the charms appear to be entirely swallowed by the whirlwind forms, seemingly projecting the bag into the digital realm. “We liked the idea of combining two realities,” explains Blokhin of a fascinating creative vision positioned on reality’s final frontiers.



    Discover Chris Soal’s creations : https://youtu.be/K5shObQUjoA

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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One to add to the list of great art podcasts

Really enjoying this new series; diverse range of artists; hope there’s much more to come. I even love the opening music.

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