• Turbulent Times Two

    The exhibition ‘Turbulences’ travels from the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris to the Villa Empain in Brussels.

    Turbulent processes are unpredictable and so is the exhibition illustrating this phenomenon. “Scrolls of smoke, wakes and washes of ships, turmoil of torrents and waterfalls…the movement creates turbulence.” This is how the curators of the exhibition ‘Turbulences’ in Paris introduced it in June 2012. Order and disorder, closely connected in the exhibition present a dynamic, poetic and captivating universe.
    The Villa Empain, a masterpiece of Art Deco architecture in Brussels, is currently the location for Turbulences II, the second presentation of an exhibition from the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris. By hosting a reprise of the exhibition with additional artworks, the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton starts a new cooperation with the Boghossian Foundation.
    Featured artists in slideshow: Pol Bury, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Angela Bulloch, Nicolas Moulin, Cy Twombly, Pascal Haudressy, Loris Cecchini, Sachiko Kodama.

    Tags: Espace Culturel, Exhibition

  • Correspondance: travelling messages

    A new exhibition at the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton considers the subject of Mail Art, a trend that began at the end of the 50s.

    Mail Art, also known as Postal or Correspondence Art, was a movement involving sending art through the international postal system, which started mid last century and rose in popularity particularly in the 1980s and early 1990s. From pioneer Ray Johnson to more recent generations of artists such as Eleanor Antin, Alighiero Boetti and Jan Dibbets, this exhibition presents works by twelve artists with different sensibilities.
    Stephen Antonakos focuses on the concept of network, whereas Vittorio Santoro and Danh Vo question the status of authorship. In addition the Espace culturel gave carte blanche to Clarisse Hahn and Guillaume Leblon, a videographer and sculptor respectively, respond to the possibilities of an art form which is as relevant as ever. The Mail Art phenomenon has moved to the internet whose social networks could have been predicted and anticipated by the interactive processes of postal collaborations and these initial communication networks.

    Tags: Espace Culturel, Exhibition, Mail

  • Rebirth-day Michelangelo Pistoletto

    The Espace culturel Louis Vuitton in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre celebrated Rebirth-day, the first worldwide day of rebirth.

    21st December 2012 marked the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the Southern; a date celebrated by humanity since ancient times, with connotation of “the end of the world”.
    To mark this turning point more than 365 people came to the Cour Napoléon to draw a human chain in the shape of Contemporary artist Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Third Paradise and “New Infinity Sign”.
    According to the artist’s manifesto, this symbol marks the fusion between a 1st natural paradise and a 2nd superficial paradise and Rebirth day had arrived to bring forward a third paradise where humanity can reconcile and conjugate artifice with the earth.
    “An evolutionary step in which the human intelligence finds ways to live in harmony with the intelligence of nature.”- Michelangelo Pistoletto

    Tags: Espace Culturel, Paris, Video, Event

  • A DAMIER SIGNATURE

    We are in 1889 and the eyes of the Paris World Fair have just witnessed the revealing of an icon. As old as the Eiffel Tower itself, we give you the Damier Canvas.

    The design of Louis Vuitton’s Damier was the result of the creative spark that shined between Louis Vuitton and his son Georges Vuitton, who invented the canvas a year earlier in 1888.
    Almost a century later, in 1998, the pattern was reintroduced as the Damier Ebène, and it has been one of the biggest successes of Louis Vuitton. A wide range of Damier canvases have been introduced since then: Damier Azur, Damier Graphite (for the 120th anniversary of the canvas), the embossed leather of Damier Infini or, more recently, the Damier Adventure and Damier Challenge.

    One can be sure that with such a strong and recognizable pattern, the Maison Louis Vuitton will create new colourful interpretations in the future. But until then immerse yourself in the original Damier Canvas colours with this short stop-motion film introducing the latest Damier products.

    More on the Damier history and collections here

     

     

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    Tags: Georges Vuitton, Video, Damier

  • Exercises in style

    Louis Vuitton has invited three personalities from the world of street art to give a new look to its emblematic scarves.

    “Aiko, Retna and Os Gemeos represent the most complete and original expression of the emerging art scene which is coming out of street culture" confessed Jeffrey Deitch, the new director of MOCA Los Angeles. Under Aiko, Retna and Os Gemeos’ impulsion, the giant silk scarf, the stole and regular silk scarf devote themselves to a new look, with inscriptions and colours bursting with style and energy. A fusion between creation and tradition, their imaginary world and the technical constraints of production, unveil a colourful invitation to travel far and wide…in three acts.

    Tags: Accessories, Collaboration, Video