Art & Culture - Exhibitions 28/04

Espaces Louis Vuitton

Espace Louis Vuitton is an exhibition place encouraging creation of new contemporary artworks in Tokyo, München, Venezia, Beijing, Seoul and Osaka.

Tokyo

The Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, inaugurated in 2011, is located at the center of Omotesando, the most beautiful area in Tokyo where many trends and cultural movements spring. Embodying Louis Vuitton’s and Japan’s shared passion for creativity, the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo is a glass box on the top floor of the Louis Vuitton building designed by Japanese architect Jun Aoki. It is both a visually stimulating architecture and an exhibition place encouraging creation of new contemporary artworks.

Doug Aitken’s body of work ranges from photography, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to films, sound, single and multi-channel video works, and installations. His art, paradoxically abstract, is centred on human figures and landscape, attaining near-physical sensory qualities that exceed the boundaries of simple visual perception. An immersive projection, New Ocean: thaw offers a new look at the poetic vastness of Alaska, nearing the romantic sentiment of the immensity of nature as represented in the 19th-century panoramas, but seen in the current circumstances of climate change, catastrophes and the melting of the glaciers. This spectacular piece, which belongs to the Collection, has been specifically re-designed for Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo by the artist, and is presented within the framework of the “Hors-les-murs” programme of the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton Omotesando Bldg. 7F
5-7-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0001 - Japan
T. +81-(0)3-5766-1094

Open every day from noon to 8 pm
Open on national holidays except January 1st and Omotesando store holidays. Free entrance

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Ice forms VII, 2008 (production still from New Ocean: thaw, 2001). © Doug Aitken. Courtesy of the artist.

Ice forms VII 2008

New Ocean: thaw 2001 Production still from New Ocean: thaw (2001) Courtesy of the artist © Doug Aitken

New Ocean : thaw 2001

Exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, 2020 Video installation with three channels of video (color, sound), six projections, screens 4min.10 Courtesy of the artist and the Fondation Louis Vuitton Photo credits: © Keizo Kioku/Louis Vuitton

New Ocean : thaw 2001

Exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, 2020 Video installation with three channels of video (color, sound), six projections, screens 4min.10 Courtesy of the artist and the Fondation Louis Vuitton Photo credits: © Keizo Kioku/Louis Vuitton

New Ocean : thaw 2001

Exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, 2020 Video installation with three channels of video (color, sound), six projections, screens 4min.10 Courtesy of the artist and the Fondation Louis Vuitton Photo credits: © Keizo Kioku/Louis Vuitton

New Ocean : thaw 2001

Exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, 2020 Video installation with three channels of video (color, sound), six projections, screens 4min.10 Courtesy of the artist and the Fondation Louis Vuitton Photo credits: © Keizo Kioku/Louis Vuitton

New Ocean : thaw 2001

Exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, 2020 Video installation with three channels of video (color, sound), six projections, screens 4min.10 Courtesy of the artist and the Fondation Louis Vuitton Photo credits: © Keizo Kioku/Louis Vuitton

PORTRAIT OF DOUG AITKEN

Photo by Ami Sioux

München

Inaugurated in 2014, the Espace Louis Vuitton München contributes to the broader discourse of contemporary art by presenting new positions and curatorial encounters. It encourages the exchange between local and international artistic scenes, art professionals, collectors and the public audience.

In the form of sculptures, videos, engravings, photographs and largescale urban interventions, French artist Cyprien Gaillard’s expanding body of work, which is inspired by architecture and places that reveal the complex histories of the 20th-century utopias, manifests an omnipresent feeling of temporal collision. Bearing witness to the beauty exuding from the apparent violence of his typical visual telescoping, Gaillard’s production exposes both contemporary socio-political realities and the aesthetic appeal born of their brutal clash. Throughout the years, the Collection has brought together a significant number of works by Gaillard, one of the most noteworthy artists of his generation. The Espace Louis Vuitton München is proud to show Real Remnants of Fictive Wars V (2004) and Desniansky Raion (2007) in an exclusive display re-invented by the artist himself for Wolkengarten, prolonging the unveiling of his works from the Collection, which started in Paris in 2015. These works are presented within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s ongoing “Hors-les-murs” programme.

Maximilianstraße 2a
80539 Munich - Germany

Tel. +49 89 558938100

Email: info_espace.de@louisvuitton.com

Monday to Friday from noon to 7 pm
and on Saturday from 10 am to 6pm
Free entrance

Venezia

Since 2013, the Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia is where contemporary art meets the artistic heritage of La Serenissima. Putting traditional and modern art into context, it offers a means of breaking down barriers, of re-attaching contemporary art to its roots and celebrating the vitality of classical art, with the support Louis Vuitton brings each year to the restauration of famous Venitian art. Alongside, Louis Vuitton invites to an unprecedented film programming in the heart of the legendary Spazio Etoile store in Rome.

As part of the Collateral Events of the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, the Fondation Louis Vuitton has invited French artist Philippe Parreno to create a whole new installation for the Espace. Three interdependent elements (a grand luminous marquee, a mechanical mirrored shutter and a phosphorescent wallpaper patterned with black irises) react thanks to a computer programme to the pace of the ongoing development of microorganisms collected during past exhibitions and harvested in a bioreactor specifically developed for the artist by the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and the Physics Department of Ecole Nationale Supérieure (Paris, France). With its disruptive temporality, this exhibition annihilates the familiar markers of perception in favour of a stimulating process of inventing new ways of understanding, defying rational categories and the established order.

Parallel to the exhibition, the Spazio Etoile in Rome shows a unique film programming showcasing all the Fondation Louis Vuitton's activities since its opening in 2014.

Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia
Calle del Ridotto 1353
30124 Venice – Italy
Tel. +39 041 8844318
Email: info_espace.it@louisvuitton.com

Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7.30pm
and on Sunday from 10.30am to 7.30pm.
Open on public holidays. Free entrance

Louis Vuitton Spazio Etoile
Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina, 41
00186 Rome – Italy

Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7.30pm
and on Sunday from 11am to 7.30pm.
Open on public holidays. Free entrance
Email: info_espace.it@louisvuitton.com

(c) Archives Ch. Perriand (c) Adagp, Paris 2021 (c) Frank O. Gehry

Photo credits (c) Daniele Nalesso / Louis Vuitton

(c) Archives Ch. Perriand (c) Adagp, Paris 2021 (c) Frank O. Gehry

Photo credits (c) Daniele Nalesso / Louis Vuitton

(c) Archives Ch. Perriand (c) Adagp, Paris 2021 (c) Frank O. Gehry

Photo credits (c) Daniele Nalesso / Louis Vuitton

(c) Archives Ch. Perriand (c) Adagp, Paris 2021 (c) Frank O. Gehry

Photo credits (c) Daniele Nalesso / Louis Vuitton

(c) Archives Ch. Perriand (c) Adagp, Paris 2021 (c) Frank O. Gehry

Photo credits (c) Daniele Nalesso / Louis Vuitton

Beijing

Inaugurated in 2017, the Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing is located in the Central Business District of the Chinese capital. Its 800m² exhibition space is dedicated exclusively to contemporary art exhibitions.

The Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing dedicates its new exhibition to major artist Alberto Giacometti. This show is the sixth presentation within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s “Hors-les-murs” programme. Giacometti quickly turned away from the surreal objects that brought him recognition in the 1920s, to focus on the model. As the bodies he sculpted became thinner, and with a sense of lingering failure over his inability to reproduce his models as he perceived them, he achieved extreme simplification of the forms, reducing them to the essential lines of their precarious existence.

This exclusive display gathers eight key masterpieces of Giacometti’s oeuvre, that belong to the Collection: Tête sur tige [Head on a rod] (1947), Trois hommes qui marchent [Three men walking] (1948), Homme qui chavire [Man who capsizes] (1950), Femme de Venise III [Woman of Venice III] (1956), Grande Femme II [Tall Woman II] (1960) and Têtes d’homme [Heads of a man] (Lotar I), (Lotar II) and (Lotar III) (1964-65). These selected works pay tribute to the virtuosity of this iconic Swiss artist.

Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing
China World Shopping Mall South Zone W. Bldg.
1 Jianguomenwai Ave.
Beijing

For inquiries :
Louis Vuitton Client Services Center +86 400 6588 555

Open from Monday to Sunday - 11am to 7pm
Open on national holiday. Free entrance

Grande femme II

© Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris) © Adagp, Paris 2021 Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton/Marc Domage

Femme de Venise III

© Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris) © Adagp, Paris 2021 Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton/Marc Domage

Trois hommes qui marchent

© Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris) © Adagp, Paris 2021

Homme qui chavire

© Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris) © Adagp, Paris 2021 Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton/Marc Domage

Buste d'homme

© Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris) © Adagp, Paris 2021 Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton/David Bordes

Buste d'homme assis

© Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris) © Adagp, Paris 2021 Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton/Marc Domage

Tête d'homme

© Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris) © Adagp, Paris 2021 Photo credits: © Primae/Claude Germain

Tête sur tige

© Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris) © Adagp, Paris 2021 Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton/Marc Domage

Seoul

Inaugurated in 2019, the Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul is nestled on the fourth floor of the Maison Louis Vuitton Seoul, the façade of which was designed by celebrated Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. A glass structure inspired by the traditional Korean dance Dongnae Hakchum forms the shelter of a contemporary art space, reflecting the sails of the Fondation Louis Vuitton building in Paris.

The Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul presents, for the first time in Korea, the Version IX of Gerhard Richter’s 4900 Colours (2007). Classically trained as a painter, the famous German artist has maintained a lifelong fascination with the power of the image and painting's relationship with photography. His oeuvre, between figurative and abstract art, varies from photography-based portraits or landscape and still-life paintings, to gestural and monochrome abstractions, and colour chart grid paintings where themes of chance, realism and abstraction are prominent. 4900 Colours, which belongs to the Collection, is displayed in Seoul within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Hors-les-murs programme.

Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul
454 Apgujeong-ro
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06015
Korea

For inquiries :
T. +82 2 3432 1854
info_espace.kr@louisvuitton.com

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Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12PM to 7PM
Closed on New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) Day
Free admission

Gerhard Richter, 4900 FARBEN (2007).

© Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton

Gerhard Richter, 4900 FARBEN (2007).

© Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton

Gerhard Richter, 4900 FARBEN (2007).

© Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton

Gerhard Richter, 4900 FARBEN (2007).

© Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton

Gerhard Richter, 4900 FARBEN (2007).

© Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton

Osaka

The Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka welcomes contemporary art lovers at the fifth floor of the Maison Louis Vuitton Osaka Midosuji. Conceived by Japanese architect Jun Aoki, this emblematic building bears an remarkable façade inspired by a traditional Higaki-Kaisen cargo ship and its billowing sails, drawing on the city’s sea-faring history.

Abstract expressionist painter Joan Mitchell structured her art around her desire to faithfully translate nature counterbalanced by a subjective and violent expressive force. Her chromatic sensuality, supported by the conspicuous structure of her works, refocused her paintings on the landscape in the 1980s, as evidenced by Untitled (1979) and Cypress (1980). On the other hand, Carl Andre’s minimalist oeuvre shows a rigorous execution and an explicit rejection of symbolism. His works, made of fundamental materials equivalent in form and structure, shall have no meaning of their own and bear no trace of his intervention, as seen in Draco (1979-2008) and its typical relationship to the space.

Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka’s inaugural show, Fragments of a landscape, reveals the richness of these major artists’ seemingly conflicting views, between violently coloured expressive freedom and unvarnished geometric rigor. The works, which belong to the Collection, are presented within the framework of the "Hors-les-murs" programme of the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka
Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji 5F
2-8-16, Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0085

For inquiries :
T. +81 3 5766 1094
espace_osaka.jp@louisvuitton.com

Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday, 12:00–20:00
Closed on Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji holidays
Free admission

Joan Mitchell, Untitled (1979).

© The Estate of Joan Mitchell. Courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton

Joan Mitchell, Cypress (1980).

© The Estate of Joan Mitchell. Courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton

Carl Andre, Draco (1979-2008).

© Adagp, Paris 2021. Photo credits: Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage. Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton.