• PHILIPPE PARRENO 'ELSEWHEN' EXHIBIT IN VENICE

    • PHILIPPE PARRENO 'ELSEWHEN' EXHIBIT IN VENICE - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • PHILIPPE PARRENO 'ELSEWHEN' EXHIBIT IN VENICE - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • PHILIPPE PARRENO 'ELSEWHEN' EXHIBIT IN VENICE - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • PHILIPPE PARRENO 'ELSEWHEN' EXHIBIT IN VENICE - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    The Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia opens the exhibit 'Elsewhen' by Philippe Parreno during the 58th edition of La Biennale di Venezia.

    The Fondation Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce the opening of its new exhibition, Elsewhen, displaying a whole new installation by French artist Philippe Parreno at the Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia. As part of the Collateral Events of the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, this presentation has been produced in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton “Hors-les-murs” program. This program, inaugurated in 2014, showcases previously unseen holdings of the Fondation's collection in the multiple Espaces Louis Vuitton around the world (Tokyo, Munich, Beijing and Venice), thus realizing the Fondation’s commitment to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public. 

    For Parreno's installation, the walls of the Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia are covered with a phosphorescent yellow wallpaper patterned with black irises. A grand luminous marquee, a recreation and reinvention of those that once stood on top of cinema entrances, floats above a large vertical mechanical mirrored shutter. An experimental hybrid digital program controls these interdependent elements, causing light to appear or disappear at irregular intervals by rotating the louvers and forcing pulses of air or synthetically generated sounds, all echoing microorganisms’ reactions integrated within the program. As the blinds move, the mirror reflects silhouettes of viewers and the structure of the marquee. When the light turns out, all shapes become ghostlike, accentuated by the phosphorescent walls mutating to dark green and black. Far from their initial utilitarian nature, the elements of the installation take on a playfully equivocal identity, bringing the pulse of life into the space to build a distinctive interaction between the viewer and the context. In 'Elsewhen', Parreno creates an experience where memories of the past come together in a disruptive temporality. The familiar markers of perception are annihilated in favor of a stimulating process of inventing new ways of understanding, all while defying rational categories and the established order.


    Philippe Parreno 'Elsewhen'
    May 11th, - November 24th, 2019
    Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia
    Calle del Ridotto 1353
    30124 Venezia – Italia
    Tel. +39 041 8844318
    Email: info_espace.it@louisvuitton.com

    Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 7:30 pm; Sunday from 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
    (including holidays)

    Free Admission

     

    Biennale Exhibition Fondation Louis Vuitton
  • Louis Vuitton in New York City: Free Guide

    Louis Vuitton in New York City: Free Guide - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    To coincide with the upcoming Cruise 2020 Fashion Show taking place at JFK Airport, Louis Vuitton's popular City Guide mobile app will offer the New York City guide for free for a limited time. 

    In addition to the mobile app, Louis Vuitton also offers a print version of the City Guide as well as two books dedicated to the famous American city. The New York edition from the Louis Vuitton Travel Book series was designed by French artist and blogger Jean-Philippe Delhomme and offers a colorful and humorous vision of the Big Apple. From the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye series, the New York volume showcases the city through the lens of fashion photographer Saul Leiter.
    The New York edition of the Louis Vuitton City Guide app will be available for free download from May 6th to 10th, 2019.

    Download the Louis Vuitton City Guide App for iOS

    Cruise Fashion Show Books Photography
  • CURRENTLY AT THE ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON MÜNCHEN: AMAR KANWAR

    Currently at the Espace Louis Vuitton München: Amar Kanwar - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    The Espace Louis Vuitton München is pleased to present the exhibit 'Exile' from Indian artist and filmmaker Amar Kanwar, on display from April 24th to September 15th, 2019.

    The Espace Louis Vuitton München, within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton "Hors-les-murs" program, invites you to experience two films by Amar Kanwar, Henningsvaer (2006) and A Love Story (2010), alongside a recent installation selected by the artist himself, Letter 5 (2017). Amar Kanwar is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in New Delhi. His oeuvre, deeply marked by the history of his country, shows multiple influences ranging from 15th and 16th-century Indian poetry to the cinema of Russian director Andrei Tarkovski. Kanwar's works encourage reflection and examine nationalism, politics, violence, and social performance through video and sound installations. Kanwar invites the viewer on a potent personal experience and aspires to incite new generations of artists to rethink the social consequences of their work.

    Like many of his films, Henningsvaer (2006) is a complex contemporary narrative that connects intimate personal spheres of existence to larger social-political processes – in this case a cinematic interpretation of separation and exile. Mixing historical footage, personal testimony and lyrical cinematography, Kanwar creates a multi-layered film installation connecting intimate personal histories with the wider politics of power and justice. A Love Story (2010), a much shorter film, is a short poetic documentary set on the fringe of an expanding Indian city, addressing conditions of conflict through the combination of poetic sensibility and political consciousness.

    Credit: Amar Kanwar, Henningsvaer (2006). Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery

    Espace Louis Vuitton München
    Maximilianstrasse 2a, 80539 Munich
    Phone: +49 (0)89 558938100
    Mail: info_espace.de@louisvuitton.com
    Monday - Friday: 12am to 7pm
    Saturday: 10am to 7pm
    Sunday: closed
    Free admission.
    #fondationlouisvuitton

    Upcoming events:
    Opening of the exhibition on April 24, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm.

    Exhibition Munich
  • OBJETS NOMADES AT FUORISALONE 2019 IN MILAN

    Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades collection is exclusively presented at Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during Fuorisalone 2019.

    Since its launch in 2012, the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades has grown into a collection forty-five limited-edition travel-inspired objects imagined by some of the world's most renowned designers: Barber&Osgerby, Campana Brothers, André Fu, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Nendo, Gwenaël Nicolas, Raw Edges, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, India Mahdavi, Tokujin Yoshioka, and, most recently, Atelier Biagetti and Zanellato/Bortotto. Louis Vuitton has unveiled the latest additions to the collection at the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during Fuorisalone 2019. 

    Among the new pieces is Anemona by Milan-based Atelier Biagetti, which is a remarkable, glass-topped dining table with undulating base covered in soft beige leather. The italian duo Zanellato/Bortotto makes its debut with Mandala, a tripartite screen of intricately woven leather inspired by nomadic craftmanship. A new selection of inventive, poetic work from established Objets Nomades designers includes the Campana Brothers' Bulbo, a cosy seat that transports the sitter in a cocoon-like tropical flower of leather and soft fabric. The duo Raw Edges’ Dolls are a set of joyously playful, endlessly customizable chairs that, like traditional Louis Vuitton trunks, can be hand-painted with unique designs. Marcel Wanders enriches the collection with four new objects: the beguiling pair of Diamond Sofa and Armchair with their bases of intertwined ash and rich leather upholstery; Venezia, a lamp inspired by traditional Venetian lanterns; and Diamond Vase, made of red, handblown Murano glass. India Mahdavi brings her lacquered Talisman tray, with its “benevolent eye” design, while Tokujin Yoshioka presents the Monogram pattern-inspired Blossom Vase, made of heavy, handcrafted Murano glass.

    Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades
    Palazzo Serbelloni
    Corso Venezia 16, Milan, Italy
    April 9th - 10th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    April 11th - 14th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

    Discover more about the Objets Nomades collection here

    Objets Nomades Petits Nomades Designers Home Decor
  • OBJETS NOMADES AT FUORISALONE 2019 IN MILAN

    Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades Collection will be exclusively presented at Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during Fuorisalone 2019.

     

    Since its launch in 2012, the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades has grown into a collection forty-five limited-edition travel-inspired objects imagined by some of the world's most renowned designers: Barber&Osgerby, Campana Brothers, André Fu, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Nendo, Gwenaël Nicolas, Raw Edges, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, India Mahdavi e Tokujin Yoshioka and, most recently, Atelier Biagetti and Zanellato/Bortotto. Louis Vuitton will be unveiling the latest additions to the Collection at the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during Fuorisalone 2019.

    Among the new pieces is Anemona by Milan-based Atelier Biagetti, which is a remarkable, glass-topped dining table with undulating base covered in soft beige leather. The italian duo Zanellato/Bortotto makes its debut with Mandala, a tripartite screen of intricately woven leather inspired by nomadic craftmanship. A new selection of inventive, poetic work from established Objets Nomades designers includes the Campana Brothers' Bulbo, a cosy seat that transports the sitter in a cocoon-like tropical flower of leather and soft fabric. The duo Raw Edges’ Dolls are a set of joyously playful, endlessly customizable chairs that, like traditional Louis Vuitton trunks, can be hand-painted with unique designs. Marcel Wanders enriches the collection with four new objects: the beguiling pair of Diamond Sofa and Armchair with their bases of intertwined ash and rich leather upholstery; Venezia, a lamp inspired by traditional Venetian lanterns; and Diamond Vase, made of red, handblown Murano glass. India Mahdavi brings her lacquered Talisman tray, with its “benevolent eye” design, while Tokujin Yoshioka presents the Monogram pattern-inspired Blossom Vase, made of heavy, handcrafted Murano glass.

    Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades
    Palazzo Serbelloni
    Corso Venezia 16, Milan, Italy
    April 9th - 10th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    April 11th - 14th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

    Discover more about the Objets Nomades collection here

    Objets Nomades Petits Nomades Designers Home Decor