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 restauration of famous Venitian art.
The Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia is pleased to announce the opening of its new exhibition, “Apollo, Apollo”, displaying a whole new installation by German artist Katharina Grosse. Specifically created for the space, in a black setting, it features a compositive image of the artist’s hands printed on a metallic mesh fabric, depicting a moment where the boundaries between the artist’s body and the colored material blur in the act of creating. The surface reflects visitors’ movements and contributes to the quintessentially Venetian mirror effect. “Apollo, Apollo” blends the transparent with the opaque, letting light filter through, creating a gateway to a dreamlike world in which visitors question their own perceptions of reality and illusion.
As Collateral Event of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, this presentation has been produced in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton “Hors-les-murs” program, which unfolds at the Espaces Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Venice, Beijing, Seoul and Osaka, realizing the Fondation’s commitment to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public.
From May this year, her work will be shown in La Couleur en fugue exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris; and this autumn, an original work commissioned by the Fondation in dialogue with Frank Gehry’s architecture will be installed on-site.
Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia
Calle del Ridotto 1353
30124 Venice – Italy
Tel. +39 041 8844318
Monday to Sunday 10:30am to 6.30pm
Open on public holidays. Free entrance
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