In its third year as a global Associate Partner of Art Basel, Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet announces renowned curator and artist, Ruijun Shenas the second guest curator for their innovative art commissioning project, the Audemars Piguet Art Commission. Shen will work with a selected artist to be announced in early 2016 to create a new work later that year.
Mineral Lab, the Collectors’ Lounge installation by leading French designer Mathieu Lehanneur appears here in an altered form, as its design concept shifts seasons from winter to spring. The evolved 2015 edition of the stand also includes an eco-living wall, as well as a newly-commissioned sound work by French artist Alexandre Joly. Joly has created a bespoke Audemars Piguet sound from the noises of the Vallée de Joux, which will be played alongside the ecoliving wall on the stand. The lounge also includes an exhibition of Audemars Piguet’s exceptional women’s heritage timepieces from 1900 – 2015.