Pharrell Williams is trying on another interesting hat: curator. Next month, the producer, singer, songwriter, and musician is to unveil an exhibition entitled “Girl” — the same moniker as his sophomore album, and a forthcoming scent with Comme des Garçons — at Emmanuel Perrotin’s new space in Paris, La Salle de Bal, a former ballroom at the 17th century Hôtel du Grand Veneur, in the Marais area.
It is to feature 40 works by prominent artists, most of them female, including Marina Abramovic, Sophie Calle, Cindy Sherman and Tracey Emin. The showcase opens May 27th and runs through June 25th.
Pharrell Williams and Perrotin have been collaborating since 2007, when they met in Miami and the French art dealer asked Williams to create design and art objects, including unusual chairs.