The Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka welcomes contemporary art lovers at the fifth floor of the Maison Louis Vuitton Osaka Midosuji. Conceived by Japanese architect Jun Aoki, this emblematic building bears an remarkable façade inspired by a traditional Higaki-Kaisen cargo ship and its billowing sails, drawing on the city’s sea-faring history.
Abstract expressionist painter Joan Mitchell structured her art around her desire to faithfully translate nature counterbalanced by a subjective and violent expressive force. Her chromatic sensuality, supported by the conspicuous structure of her works, refocused her paintings on the landscape in the 1980s, as evidenced by Untitled (1979) and Cypress (1980). On the other hand, Carl Andre’s minimalist oeuvre shows a rigorous execution and an explicit rejection of symbolism. His works, made of fundamental materials equivalent in form and structure, shall have no meaning of their own and bear no trace of his intervention, as seen in Draco (1979-2008) and its typical relationship to the space.
Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka’s inaugural show, Fragments of a landscape, reveals the richness of these major artists’ seemingly conflicting views, between violently coloured expressive freedom and unvarnished geometric rigor. The works, which belong to the Collection, are presented within the framework of the "Hors-les-murs" programme of the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka
Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji 5F
2-8-16, Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0085
For inquiries :
T. +81 3 5766 1094
Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday, 12:00–20:00
Closed on Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji holidays