Colors and shapes discover new freedoms as they consume the surrounding spaces, such as the walls, floor, and ceiling. The diverse variations of color extend into the architecture in close interaction with the Frank Gehry-designed building, and include works by five internationally-renowned artists of various origins and generations.
The exhibition presents works by Sam Gilliam (United States, 1933), Steven Parrino (United States, 1958-2005) and Niele Toroni (Switzerland/France, 1937), thanks to considerable loans from public and private national and international institutions. It will also feature two unprecedented installations created especially for Fondation Louis Vuitton, by Katharina Grosse (Germany, 1961) and Megan Rooney (Canada, 1985).
Installation view - Sam Gilliam, exhibition “Fugues in Color”, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris © Sam Gilliam / ADAGP, Paris 2022 © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage
Steven Parrino, Skeletal Implosion, 2001 © The Steven Parrino Estate © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage
Katharina Grosse, Splinter, 2022 © ADAGP, Paris 2022 © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage
Niele Toroni Imprints of a No.50 paintbrush repeated at regular intervals of 30 cm, 1997 © ADAGP, Paris 2022 © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage
Megan Rooney, With Sun (détail), 2022 © Megan Rooney, 2022 © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Charles Duprat
“Fugues in Color”
Fondation Louis Vuitton
8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
Bois de Boulogne, Paris – France
May 4th – August 29th, 2022