SINGAPORE – Australian luxury skincare brand Aesop, well-loved for its plant-derived ingredients and meticulous products, has engaged Dutch artist Bart Hess to create an immersive exhibition to illustrate the efficacy of their product favourites on the skin.
His exhibition, Epistēmē, which can be seen at ION Art Gallery, features three short films created to dramatise skin’s response to three replenishing skin care favourites: Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Hydrating Cream, Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque, and Lucent Facial Concentrate.
Titled using the ancient Greek word for knowledge and understanding, the installation is born of the belief that we absorb knowledge through the senses, with skin acting as an interface between our bodies and the world around us.
Inspired by this understanding, Aesop reimagined the gallery space as a theatre of the senses, portraying the moment Aesop formulations touch skin’s surface through aroma, with sound design by Ricky van Broekhoven, tactile materiality, sculptural intervention, and Hess’s film work.
After taking in the installation, you can head to Aesop ION Orchard at #B3-66/66A, to experience the texture, scent, and skin feel of their formulations firsthand.
Where: ION Art Gallery, ION Orchard Mall, Level 4, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
When: 19 – 29 Sep, 10AM – 10PM