Art & Culture - Fondation Louis Vuitton 22/10

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 centre 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 honoured to present Class War, Militant, Gateway (1986) by Gilbert & George for the first time in Japan. A manifesto for a modern epic poem, this iconic triptych illustrates the individual’s adventure, from affiliation with a community to the emergence of a personal conscience and self-affirmation. This work, which belongs to the Collection, is the first monumental piece of the artists’ duet oeuvre. It is presented within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s ongoing “Hors-les-murs” programme.

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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CLASS WAR, MILITANT, GATEWAY, (1986)

Exhibition view at Hong Kong Museum of Art (Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation, 2009) © Gilbert & George Photo credits © Louis Vuitton Malletier

CLASS WAR, MILITANT, GATEWAY, (1986)

Exhibition view at Fondation Louis Vuitton (2015) © Gilbert & George Photo credits © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

München

On the occasion of its new exhibition within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton “Hors-les-murs” programme, the Espace Louis Vuitton München presents My Future is not a Dream, a selection of Cao Fei’s works from the Collection. This exhibition carries out the Fondation’s mission to showcase holdings of the Collection to an international audience at the Espaces Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Venice, Beijing, Seoul and Osaka.

Born in 1978 in Guangzhou by the Pearl River Delta in China, Cao Fei has made a name for herself with her multimedia installations and videos. She takes inspiration from popular and traditional sources (the cinema, advertisements, manga, and theatre) to explore the relationship between real life, the collective utopia and the personal aspirations of a younger generation immersed in a new urban culture marked by an industrial and commercial boom and Internet exposure.

The economic dynamics of her native region and its proximity to Hong Kong and Taiwan, gave rise to a generation with a decidedly modern lifestyle. A recurrent theme of her work since Imbalance 257 (1999), Cao Fei captures a world inhabited by her friends, subjugated by entertainment, consumption and television, where adolescents disguise themselves as manga or video game characters to play out a fictional life. Presented here, Whose Utopia (2006), which mixes documentary elements with fiction explores the contrast between the real life of the workers at a factory and their dreams and aspirations.

Fascinated by the Internet’s endless possibilities, Cao Fei began in 2007 to experiment with the virtual world of Second Life, the 3D-based user-generated content platform created in 2003. There she designed a virtual city (RMB CITY: A Second Life City Planning, 2007) where she settled her own avatar, China Tracy (Live in RMB City, 2009). The spaces she developed mingle some typical symbols of the Chinese culture (bicycles, pandas, a Mao bust etc.) with an unbridled proliferation of international characteristic everyday objects and architecture in an unrelenting flow of traffic, portraying the past, present and future of a community undergoing major change, in a country at the mercy of uncompromising modernisation. Isolation, the division of the classes and the projected decline of international capitalism are key subjects of Cao Fei’s work, which continuously draws on a wide variety of sources from both Western and Eastern worlds. In her own words, “Second Life is not just a work of art, it has become a meeting place for different spiritual areas of our lives”.

An internationally recognised artist, Cao Fei was a finalist for the Hugo Boss Prize in 2010 and was nominated best artist at the 10th Chinese Contemporary Art Awards in 2016. She also represented China at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, presented number of solo shows in Europe and the United States, and even had a retrospective of her work at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing this year. The three works presented here, which belong to the Collection, were displayed at Fondation Louis Vuitton in 2016 for the exhibition Bentu. Chinese Artists in a time of turbulence and transformation.

Espace Louis Vuitton München
Maximilianstrasse 2a
80539 München - Germany

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

Monday–Friday, noon – 7pm
Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Free admission

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Bastian Lerdon
Tel. +49 55 89 38 355
Email: bastian.lerdon@louisvuitton.com

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 restoration of famous Venetian 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 rigorous 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

MÖHRE, (1984) 200 × 160 cm Exhibition view at Fondation Louis Vuitton, 2014

© Gerhard Richter Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

LILAK, (1982) 260 × 400 cm Exhibition view at Fondation Louis Vuitton, 2014

© Gerhard Richter Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

STRIP, (921-2), (2011) 200 × 440 cm cm Exhibition view at Fondation Louis Vuitton, 2014

© Gerhard Richter Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

FLOW (933-4), (2013) 105 × 210 cm Exhibition view at Fondation Louis Vuitton, 2014

© Gerhard Richter Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

ABSTRAKTES BILD (940-4), (2015) 92 × 122 cm

© Gerhard Richter