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Doug Aitken at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo

Doug Aitken at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo

Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo presents an immersive projection of Doug Aitken’s “New Ocean: thaw” as part of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Hors-les-murs program.

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The spectacular piece, which was specifically re-designed by Aitken for Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, offers a new look at the poetic vastness of Alaska, nearing the romantic sentiment of the immensity of nature as represented in the 19th-century panoramas, but seen in the current circumstances of climate change, catastrophes and the melting of the glaciers. The eminent American artist’s body of work ranges from photography, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to films, sound, single and multi-channel video works, and installations. His art, paradoxically abstract, is centered on human figures and landscape, attaining near-physical sensory qualities that exceed the boundaries of simple visual perception.

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