I felt the stars in that room. - Olivia Bee.
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Olivia Bee

In 2024, as an opening for its festival in Japan, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels presents with KYOTOGRAPHIE, a collection of works by photographer Olivia Bee.

As an opening for its Festival, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels presents, with KYOTOGRAPHIE, a collection of works by American photographer Olivia Bee. 
This project emerged during the first years of the Festival, whose programs are inspired by three values central to Dance Reflections: creation, transmission, and education. Over several weeks, performances offered a panorama of international, modern, and contemporary choreographic creations, history, and culture. In addition, workshops led by the artists allowed them to share their work with the public—both amateurs and professionals—as well as encourage exchanges.

I felt the stars in that room. testifies to the rich dialogue between two artistic fields: contemporary dance and photography.

The exhibition opens at 5pm on October 4.

About the artist

Portrait - Olivia Bee

Olivia Bee

Olivia Bee is a photographer and director. When she is not traveling the globe for her work, she manages 60 acres of farmland with her family in the Umpqua Valley in Western Oregon in the United States. She is intrigued by the magic of everyday life, humans’ inherent connection with the land, and how the beauty of memories (real or imagined) touches us. At 22, with the release of her monograph Kids in Love in 2016, she became the youngest artist to have a book published with Aperture Foundation. This work was exhibited at solo shows of the Aperture Foundation and agnès b in New York City. Her creations have also been included in group exhibitions with Danziger Gallery, Aperture Foundation, Weinstein Gallery, Bernal Espacio Galeria, and with Van Cleef & Arpels. Her awards include Forbes 30 under 30, PDN 30 Under 30, Flickr 20 Under 20, and an honorable mention from The Society of American Travel Writers for her work with Outside Magazine.

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