Chanel’s Mobile art pavilion has come to rest in Paris. The fashion houseÂ have donated the Zaha Hadid-designed structure to the Arab World Institute, the Jean Nouvel-designed museum plans to make it an exhibition for the contemporary arts.
The first exhibition will open in March 2011 and will be dedicated to Hadid’s oeuvre. Hadid said the donation offers many exciting possibilities for groundbreaking exhibitions in the center of Paris; a truly unique opportunity for the unknown and untested, and for new technologies and media to be explored a catalyst for the instigation and exchange of ideas.
The mobile art pavilion was created in Tokyo by Karl Lagerfeld with Hadid. It showcased 15 contemporary artists from Daniel Buren to Yoko Ono – who created works inspired by Chanel’s iconic 2.55 handbag.