Masters of Light - From Vienna to Shanghai
An immersive experience, a retrospective exhibition, a vision of the future, Masters of Light - From Vienna to Shanghai is the first exploration of the heritage and revolutionary spirit of one of the oldest European luxury brands.
Through a unique and panoramic scenography, divided into seven Chambers of Wonder, every visitor will be taken on a journey from 19th Century Vienna - where Daniel Swarovski was first inspired to redefine the creation of crystal - to 21st Century Shanghai, and beyond.
Each represents a vision of the future conversing with history, united by their innovative approach to Swarovski Crystal. Embracing new methodologies and cherishing tradition in a unique symbiosis, Swarovski’s continuing creative exchange with international fashion houses represents a fusion of heritage and invention.
The Jewellery BoxTitle:
A gallery of captivating jewellery reflecting Swarovski’s signature colours.
The Pop Icons Room
Swarovski has a rich history of collaboration with global contemporary artists. To celebrate Masters of Light - From Vienna to Shanghai, Swarovski collaborated with Beijing artist Tian Xiaolei on an installation of digital artworks. Drawing inspiration from Swarovski Crystal and translating it into a new medium, Tian expands his ongoing Myth artwork series, which showcases fantastical human-machine hybrids as visions of future humanity. Limbs fuse with Swarovski Crystals, as if jewellery is part of the anatomy.
Diamonds of the FutureTitle:
Masters of Light - From Vienna to Shanghai held its global première at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai. As an international metropolis dedicated to forward-looking visions alongside a cherishing of tradition, Shanghai was chosen to open the new exhibition as it reflects the spirit of Swarovski.
Lighting Up Shanghai
Red Carpet & Celebrities
Swarovski Global Creative Director, Giovanna Engelbert
Since 1895, Swarovski has formed deep creative bonds with designers, working intimately to help crystallize their dreams. This tradition thrives today under the creative direction of Giovanna Engelbert.