As Louis Vuitton’s landmark exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” comes to Shanghai, the House has chosen to intermingle the original scenography elements with references to the connection between Louis Vuitton and China. Both historical and contemporary, these new elements highlight the growing links between the House and Chinese culture, creating a “trail” of captivating objects and artworks to be discovered throughout the exhibition.
Upon entering, visitors travel through an immersive installation of traditional hanging lanterns that have been reinterpreted for a digital era and made over with Louis Vuitton’s touch. A portrait of Louis Vuitton as a young man by the contemporary Chinese artist Yan Pei-Ming then greets visitors, bridging past and present and reflecting the changing faces of China itself over the past century and a half.
Throughout the following exhibition rooms, custom pieces, specially made for renowned explorers and artists, highlight the ever-present links between Louis Vuitton and China. There are early creations such as French philanthropist Albert Khan’s 1929 photographer’s trunk, used to accompany the benefactor and his photographer as they documented daily life in China, as well as more recent ones such as Chinese artist Ding Yi’s Cocktail & Cigar Trunk, created for the celebrated Shanghai native in 2018.
Shanghai Exhibition Center
1333 Nanjing Xi Lu., Gate 8. Shanghai
From 11/16/2018 to 02/01/2019
Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Tel: 400 6588 555