Arts & Culture - Fondation Louis Vuitton 15/09

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.

The Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo is honored to present Plateaus (2014) by Rashid Johnson, exhibited for the first time in Japan. Echoing his culture and highly diverse influences, the American artist draws on both American history and African history, politics, and philosophy. This diversity is reflected in the wide range of materials he uses, including wax, wood, steel, copper, shea butter, ceramics, as well as found objects such as books, vinyl LPs, videotapes, plants and walkie-talkies. Johnson challenges cultural, personal and racial identity, mixing material and historical references. Still, his works are not necessarily demonstrative – they are to be seen as puzzles in which materials, figures and objects work to express emotional states.

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 11am to 7pm
Open on national holidays except January 1st and Omotesando store holidays.
Free entrance

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PLATEAUS, 2014

Exhibition view at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2017)

579.1 x 457.2 x 457.2 cm

Courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton


© Rashid Johnson.

Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

PLATEAUS, 2014

Exhibition view at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2017)

579.1 x 457.2 x 457.2 cm

Courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton


© Rashid Johnson.

Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

PLATEAUS, 2014

Exhibition view at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2017)

579.1 x 457.2 x 457.2 cm

Courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton


© Rashid Johnson.

Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

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.

From March 4th through August 14th, 2022, the Espace Louis Vuitton Munich presents “Two Burlesques”, an exhibition dedicated to British artist Ed Atkins, pursuing the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s mission of showcasing holdings from the Collection to an international audience through the “Hors-les-murs” programme.

British artist Ed Atkins defines himself as a visual artist, a writer, a poet, a screenwriter and a musician. The use of digital images and their impact on our daily experience are at the core of his video installations, featuring 3D characters that are “both ridiculously alive and completely dead.” Being the main character of his own videos, he gives performance a central role. In the framework of the Hors-les-murs programme of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Atkins specifically revisits the display of two of his works from the Collection: Us Dead Talk Love (2012), a meditation on love and death in the form of an autobiographical confession between two severed heads, to the sound of the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; and Even Pricks (2013) which shares a series of reflections on depression in an immersive, labyrinthine, yet jubilatory experience.

Espace Louis Vuitton München
Maximilianstrasse 2a
80539 München - Germany

For inquiries:
Tel. +49 89 55 89 38 100
Email: info_espace@louisvuitton.com

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday: 12 am to 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 7pm

Free admission

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Ed Atkins, Even Pricks (2013). © Ed Atkins
Ed Atkins, Even Pricks (2013). © Ed Atkins
Ed Atkins, Us Dead Talk Love (2012). © Ed Atkins
Ed Atkins, Us Dead Talk Love (2012). © Ed Atkins

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 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is pleased to present Charlotte Perriand and I at Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, an exclusive show confronting the foundational works of Charlotte Perriand and Frank Gehry. Over the past century, developments in technology have increased the frequency with which we have reimagined the home. Industrial and digital technologies evolutions, together with changing social values, enabled architects to invent new solutions for the way we live. Today, amidst an ecological crisis of our own making, we are attempting to house an unprecedented global population within boundaries that are in flux. The work of Perriand and Gehry are presented here as both historical references and as viable solutions for these issues. Two of the projects, precursors to current innovations in independent energy collection and consumption, are exhibited for the first time - Perriand’s Tritrianon project (1937) and Gehry’s Power Pack project (1969).

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 Sunday 10:30am to 6.30pm
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 8.00pm
and on Sunday from 11am to 8.00pm.
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.

Cindy Sherman undergoes a metamorphosis for each of her portraits: a cinema star, a historical figure, a clown, or even a man. Questioning the cult of celebrity and the modes of self-representation with a characteristic offbeat sense of humour, she sacrifices her own appearance to expose the generally accepted tyranny of an ideal image. This exhibition, part of the Fondation Louis Vuitton “Hors-les-murs” programme, pays tribute to a career that spans over five decades, staking its claim in both the 20th and 21st centuries, from her first series to the most recent photo portraits and tapestry, never shown before in China.

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

CINDY SHERMAN – ON STAGE, exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing (2021).

© 2021 Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Photo credits: © Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton

CINDY SHERMAN – ON STAGE, exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing (2021).

© 2021 Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Photo credits: © Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton

CINDY SHERMAN – ON STAGE, exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing (2021).

© 2021 Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Photo credits: © Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton

CINDY SHERMAN – ON STAGE, exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing (2021).

© 2021 Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Photo credits: © Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton

CINDY SHERMAN – ON STAGE, exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing (2021).

© 2021 Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Photo credits: © Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton

CINDY SHERMAN – ON STAGE, exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing (2021).

© 2021 Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Photo credits: © Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton

CINDY SHERMAN – ON STAGE, exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing (2021).

© 2021 Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Photo credits: © Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton

CINDY SHERMAN – ON STAGE, exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing (2021).

© 2021 Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Photo credits: © Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton

CINDY SHERMAN – ON STAGE, exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing (2021).

© 2021 Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Photo credits: © Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton

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.

Andy Warhol, the Pygmalion of the contemporary world, was a master of staging. Creating characters for himself throughout his career, he touched the worlds of cinema, television and gay culture, propelling the figure of the artist to the rank of social icon. This selection of works from the Collection, presented here in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton Hors-les-murs programme, ranges from his early photos to his very latest pieces and illustrates his hugely varied “self-reflections”, portraying the modern-day Narcissus. In his own words, “if you want to know about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.”

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

Self-portrait, (1967), exhibition view at Fondation Louis Vuitton © The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Adagp, Paris 2021 Photo credits © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

Ladies and Gentlemen, (1975) © The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Adagp, Paris 2021

Self-portrait, (1978), exhibition view at Fondation Louis Vuitton © The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Adagp, Paris 2021 Photo credits © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

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.

An iconic painter of our contemporary era, Gerhard Richter took on photography early in his career to question his craft, constantly revisiting his own oeuvre and the history of art. His first abstract works date back to the mid-1960s, mingling colourful grids and texture, action painting and monochromes with a rigourous structure. To this day, he continues to alternate them with figurative pieces, thus provoking, more than a simple parallel approach, a real mise en abyme. 18 of his abstract pieces from the Collection are presented here within the framework of the "Hors-les-murs" programme of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, paying tribute to more than 30 years of creation.

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

GERHARD RICHTER - ABSTRAKT (2021) Exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka, 2021

Grauwald, (2008) Enamelled lacquer on colour photograph Various dimensions Courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton © Gerhard Richter Photo credits: © Keizo Kioku / Louis Vuitton

GERHARD RICHTER - ABSTRAKT, (2021) Exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka, 2021

Strip (921-5), (2011) Perspex Digital print on paper mounted between aluminium and Perspex (diasec) 200 × 440 cm

Lilak, (1982) Oil on canvas 260 × 400 cm

Möhre, (1984) Oil on canvas 200 × 160 cm

Courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton © Gerhard Richter Photo credits: © Keizo Kioku / Louis Vuitton

GERHARD RICHTER - ABSTRAKT, (2021) Exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka, 2021

Strip (921-2), (2011) Perspex Digital print on paper mounted between aluminium and Perspex (diasec) 200 × 440 cm

Strip (921-5), (2011) Perspex Digital print on paper mounted between aluminium and Perspex (diasec) 200 × 440 cm

Courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton © Gerhard Richter Photo credits: © Keizo Kioku / Louis Vuitton

GERHARD RICHTER - ABSTRAKT, (2021) Exhibition view at Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka, 2021

Möhre, (1984) Oil on canvas 200 × 160 cm

Flow (933-4), (2013) Enamel on back of glass mounted on Alu Dibond 105 × 210 cm

Flow (933-6), (2013) Enamel on back of glass mounted on Alu Dibond 105 × 210 cm

940-4 Abstraktes Bild, (2015) Oil on canvas 92 × 122 cm

941-7 Abstraktes Bild, (2015) Oil on canvas 92 × 122 cm

Courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton © Gerhard Richter Photo credits: © Keizo Kioku / Louis Vuitton