Commissioned by Bernard Arnault and designed by Frank Gehry, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is located in Paris, on the site of the Jardin d’acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne. The Fondation Louis Vuitton will be principally associated with artistic creation in all its forms.
For the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the artistic programme will unfold in three successive stages between October 2014 and July 2015, each stage will include a temporary exhibition, a partial presentation of the collection and a series of events.
The first stage – October to December 2014 – invites the public to a ‘voyage of creation’ essentially devoted to the discovery of the architecture of the building with:
− An exhibition on the architecture of Frank Gehry for the Fondation Louis Vuitton. This exhibition will be presented in dialogue with the first major European retrospective of the work of Frank Gehry, organised simultaneously at the Centre Pompidou.
− A presentation of several emblematic works from the permanent collection.
− A group of special commissions related to the architecture of the building including a work by Olafur Eliasson.
The auditorium of the Fondation will present several performances most particularly two musical events:
− A recital by the pianist Lang Lang on 28 October 2014.
− A series of 8 retrospective concerts by Kraftwerk, the pioneering electronic group, from 6 to 14 November 2014.
The two following stages, opening in December 2014 and July 2015 will be announced shortly.
Practical information here : www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
The Fondation Louis Vuitton will open to the public on Monday 27 October 2014, after three special open days for the Inaugural Weekend.
Commissioned by Bernard Arnault and designed by Frank Gehry, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is located in Paris, on the site of the Jardin d’acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne. The Fondation Louis Vuitton will be principally associated with artistic creation in all its forms.Fondation Louis Vuitton Exhibition Patronage Frank Gehry
Louis Vuitton commissions experimental director and photographer Gordon Von Steiner to produce a film depicting its recent collaboration with Christian Louboutin for the Celebrating Monogram project.
In a continued spirit of innovation and collaboration, Louis Vuitton asked 5 image-makers to contribute to the Celebrating Monogram project. Through the mediums of photography and moving image, each of the collaborators has offered their individual visualization of the iconic Monogram design. Canadian film maker and photographer Gordon Von Steiner made this short film about Christian Louboutin’s creation for the 160 years of the House, the trolly.
In his conception of the Louis Vuitton trolly for the celebrating Monogram project, Christian Louboutin wanted to combine his own DNA with the one of Louis Vuitton and re-present something we already know in a distinct way. Gordon Von Steiner captures this very personal creation by Christian Louboutin and his connection with his native city of Paris.
Discover more about the Celebrating Monogram project HERE.Leather Goods Celebrating Monogram Icons Monogram Christian Louboutin
As part of the Celebrating Monogram project, Louis Vuitton has appointed six photographers and directors to tell Creative Stories for each of the Six Iconoclasts.
Since establishing his architectural practice in Los Angeles in 1962, Frank Gehry has produced some of the world’s most important and famous buildings, and continues to do so with numerous prestigious commissions including the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, to be opened later this month.
The Belgian director, photographer and curator Pierre Debusschere interprets the Celebrating Monogram collaboration between Frank Gehry and Louis Vuitton. Through his lens we are transported into blazing Californian landscapes, somewhere between deserted roads and the architect’s own construction site… where palm trees are blurred by overheated mirages.
Discover more about the Celebrating Monogram project HERE.
Leather Goods Celebrating Monogram Monogram Frank Gehry Video
Louis Vuitton collaborates with Johnny Dufort for a photographic series of Cindy Sherman and her recent conception for the Celebrating Monogram project.
Recognised for his unusual, stylized aesthetic, Johnny Dufort was the choice of Louis Vuitton to shoot visual artist Cindy Sherman’s collaboration in this series of captivating stills. Cindy Sherman has been redefining boundaries as an image-maker since the 1970s and for the Monogram project she took inspiration from the patchwork of hotel stickers affixed to vintage Louis Vuitton trunks.
Johnny Dufort’s images capture the renowned artist’s universe in contrasting settings. Immersed in a theatrical setting putting on makeup from the customized studio in a trunk and also outside, in natural light and in movement on her bike, the model wears the camera messenger bag with ease across her body.
Discover more about the Celebrating Monogram project HERE.Leather Goods Icons Trunks Celebrating Monogram Monogram Cindy Sherman Photography
A creative beginning.
As an introduction to the Fondation and Spring 2015 Show, portrait figures appeared among guests in form of projected holograms speaking in unison the following lines :
"A beginning is a very delicate time…Day zero in the heart of the project, code-named GEHRY014…The audience is asked to sit in a place that doesn’t exist for now. A ship surrounded by a gigantic woodland, a ship made up of 3,600 glass panels and 15,000 tons of steel, a ship that serves as an incubator and ignites our fellow creative minds…An undisclosed location at this time. Oh, yes, I forgot to tell you, today, October 1, the LV house wants to explore the ability to travel to any part of the universe without moving. The journey starts here in this place soon named the Fondation Louis Vuitton."Nicolas Ghesquière Ready to Wear Fashion Show Video Hologram