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Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka: Joan Mitchell and Carl Andre

Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka: Joan Mitchell and Carl Andre

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Located in the Midosuji Maison, the Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka presents the exhibition “Fragments of Landscape”.

The Espace’s inaugural show reveals the richness of Joan Mitchell and Carl Andre’s seemingly conflicting views, between violently colored expressive freedom and unvarnished geometric rigor. The works, which belong to the Collection, are presented within the framework of the “Hors-les-murs” program of the Fondation Louis Vuitton.


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
Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji 5F
2-8-16, Shinsaibashi-suji
Chuo-ku, Osaka – Japan


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