SF’s Conservatory of Flowers is hosting a free concert on September 15th for the official dedication of La Rose des Vents, a gilded kinetic sculpture created by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel.
The event will feature an energetic performance from the French disco-pop band L’Impératrice, who performed at the Coachella earlier this year. The event will also feature Studio Dimitri Chamblas’ “Slow Show,” which will be performed by an ensemble of 50 local performers, and features music by composer Eddie Ruscha.
La Rose des Vents has been on display at the Conservatory of Flowers since 2015 and features rings of golden pearls that are inspired by the compass rose, an ancient navigational tool. The dedication is being held to celebrate the gift of this impressive sculpture from 836M, a non-profit arts organization, to San Francisco’s Civic Art Collection.
“One of our goals has been to merge our love of French culture with our life in San Francisco,” said 836M Founders Julie and Sébastien Lépinard. “We feel strongly about bringing art in the public space into partnership with the city, and it is a special honor to have placed a work by an artist as distinguished as Jean-Michel Othoniel into public view for generations to come.”
The ceremony will be attended by Othoniel, as well as representatives from the Mayor’s Office, Recreation and Parks, Public Works, the Arts Commission, the Cultural Districts Program, and the Consul General of France in San Francisco.
Check out La Rose des Vents dedication and concert from 5-7pm on September 15th at San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers located at 100 John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park.
Featured image: Courtesy of the SF Arts Commission