Chinese new year Liu wei

HENNESSY X LIU WEI

HENNESSY X LIU WEI

  • Chinese new year Liu wei

    HENNESSY V.S.O.P x Liu Wei 

    Spring’s arrival illuminates every family with spontaneous joy and new possibilities. Under the auspices of the year of the Ox, it is a time to celebrate self-esteem and openness to new future opportunities. Echoing the depth of tastes of Hennessy’s cognacs, the organic curves painted by world renown artist Chinese artist Liu Wei are an invitation to let yourself discover the highlights of a rich color palette evoking spring’s fresh cheerfulness.
    Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège is a balanced cognac, expressing 200 years of Hennessy's know-how. The fruit of nature’s uncertainties, this unique blend has tamed the elements to craft and embody the original concept of cognac. The emotion awakened by the pleasure of tasting it continually reveals new facets of its personality.
    The savoir-faire of the Maison Hennessy is fully expressed in this balanced cognac: the selection of eaux-de-vie, aging and assemblage. A cognac of remarkable consistency and vitality, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège conveys all of the savoir-faire of the Hennessy master blenders who have ensured the continued success of this harmonious assemblage for 200 years. 

  • Chinese new year Liu wei

    HENNESSY X.O x Liu Wei

    Spring’s arrival illuminates every family with spontaneous joy and new possibilities. Under the auspices of the year of the Ox, it is a time to celebrate self-esteem, free will and the openness to new possibilities, to write a brighter future. Echoing the depth of tastes of Hennessy’s cognacs, the organic curves painted by world renown artist Chinese artist Liu Wei are an invitation to let yourself discover the highlights of a rich color palette evoking spring’s cheerfulness.
    In 1870, Maurice Hennessy created Hennessy X.O for his circle of friends and introduced a new style of cognac.  Hennessy X.O is the Original, the emblematic icon of the Hennessy Maison. Hennessy X.O is the Original, the emblematic icon of the Hennessy Maison. Deep and powerful, the eaux-de-vie of this Hennessy X.O cognac are aged in young barrels and marked out by their power and energy, but also by their capacity to achieve a great roundness through time. 

FEATURE STORY

HENNESSY X LIU WEI

Hennessy honours the Lunar New Year 2021 by unveiling a collaboration with contemporary artist: Liu Wei.

Chinese new year Liu wei
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ARTIST

A joyfull artist

Liu Wai belonged to a generation of artists known as the Post-Sensibility group. Liu has become a singular presence on the global art stage for works spanning various media including large-scale installations, video, drawing, painting, digital design, and sculpture, as well as for his use of unconventional materials and shapes."I chose vivid colors and an organic character to express hope for this new spring, for positive change and a beautiful future."

Chinese new year Liu wei

His philosophy

"I’m not superstitious personally, but the Chinese consider the Ox an auspicious year. Because of the pandemic, we are coming out of a very unusual year, and it changed a lot of things for me, like how I think, work and the way I look at art and the world around me. I believe one must remain hopeful when looking to the future: each year brings change and new possibilities, even in times of crisis, as we have recently experienced. Focusing on new creativity gives me lots of hope for the future."

Chinese new year Liu wei

His inspiration

"All of my inspiration comes from real life. I’m always looking at the world with new eyes and asking what art is exactly at a given point in space and time. Everything depends on one’s approach to reality and how you read things.
Rather than just giving my own art a meaning – which I find too frontal – I prefer emotions."

Chinese new year Liu wei

COLLABORATION

HENNESSY X LIU WEI
Chinese new year Liu wei

LIU WEI IN COGNAC

"I was really touched by their long history and the technique of assemblage, or mixing. Hennessy is sort of a culture unto itself. When you see all the old barrels, you realize how much time and patience it requires to perfect a craft, from making a barrel to blending cognac. It’s fascinating. It has nothing to do with the modern world, where we all work like machines."

Chinese new year Liu wei

For Hennessy, Liu Wei conceived “SPRING” as a sensorial invitation to experience the season of rebirth through an abstract artwork of almost psychedelic joy. A visual echo to the depth of Hennessy cognacs, the painting appears freestyle and organic; its vibrant shades of fuchsia, blue, green and yellow buoy the spirit. The emotional resonance of the piece, which was designed to remain open to individual interpretation, is rooted in a constant quest for what the Beijing-based artist calls “a certain kind of beauty within a world of possibility. That quest mirrors the time-honored savoir-faire Hennessy Master Blenders draw upon to craft exceptional cognacs, generation after generation.

Chinese new year Liu wei
Chinese new year Liu wei
Chinese new year Liu wei

DESIGN