WIDE ACRES OF TIME by Ian Davenport
Reimaginging large-scale art on the "world's smallest canvas."
As the presenting sponsor of the 57th Biennale Arte 2017, Swatch invited world-renowned contemporary artist Ian Davenport to exhibit a large-scale poured paint installation in Venice's historic Giardini pavilions. In paralell with this project, Davenport applied his unique style and alternative paint methods to the design of the WIDE ACRES OF TIME limited and numbered Swatch Art Special watch.
WIDE ACRES OF TIME (SUOZ269S) is a limited and numbered (1,966 pieces) Swatch Art Special watch. The vibrant design incorporates Davenport's colorful stripes of color on the straps and case, which come together in a chromatic vortex at the heart of the watch dial.
To complement this bold and emotional design, the watch comes in special packaging, where the inspiration behind the watch is unveiled in a written excerpt from Ian Davenport's brother's poem ""Wide Acres of Time.""
The limited release of WIDE ACRES OF TIME will begin on May 11th, 2017 after 11.30am in the following stores:
- VENEZIA SAN MARCO
- LA BIENNALE GIARDINI, ARSENALE AND CA' GIUSTINIAN BOOKSTORES