This is an innovative space of cultural and artistic expression inaugurated in January, 2006 on he Champs Elysées in Paris, where it expresses completely the creativity and the artistic dimension of the Maison Louis Vuitton. This website is a showcase about the exhibitions : artists interviews, artworks photos, video, virtual tours, calendar...
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CORRESPONDANCES
From 1st february 2013 to 5 may 2013

Eleanor Antin, Stephen Antonakos, Walead Beshty, Alighiero Boetti, Jan Dibbets, Eugenio Dittborn, Clarisse Hahn, Ray Johnson, Guillaume Leblon, Kurt Ryslavy, Vittorio Santoro, Dang Võ  
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JOURNEYS: WANDERINGS IN CONTEMPORARY TURKEY
From 10th october 2012 to 6th january 2013

Murat AKAGÜNDÜZ, Halil ALTINDERE, Silva BINGAZ, CANAN, Gözde ILKIN, Murat MOROVA, Ihsan OTURMAK, Ceren OYKUT, Tayfun SERTTAS, Ali TAPTIK, Hale TENGER  
  Journeys. Wanderings in contemporary Turkey continues the cycle of exhibitions, initiated at the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton in 2006, exploring the contemporary art scene of a foreign country. After Indonesia in 2011, the Espace now turns the spotlight on Turkey.

With its mosaic of populations, Turkey is home to a vibrant art scene, which shows the modern face of this rapidly changing country.
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  Exhibition curators : Hervé Mikaeloff
Exhibition scenographers: Alain Batifoulier, Simon de Tovar
 
Turbulences
From 21st June to 16th September 2012

Loris Cecchini, Elias Crespin, Miguel Chevalier, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Zilvinas Kempinas, Jorinde Voigt, Petroc Sesti, Angela Bulloch, Sachiko Kodama, Attila Csörgo, Pascal Haudressy  
  Originally, the word turbulence designated "the restless movement of a crowd".
Leonardo da Vinci was the first artist to take a close interest in this phenomenon and to apply to it the Italian world "torbolenza". He observed and illustrated with particular acuity the moment of transition from laminar flow to turbulent flow, which generates swirls, curls, spirals and other constantly evolving random patterns.
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  Joint exhibition curators : David Rosenberg et Pierre Sterckx
 
Autobiographys

from March 23rd to May 20th 2012

Zineb Andress Arraki, David B., Mélanie Delattre-Vogt, Ryan Gander, On Kawara, Sol LeWitt, Jonas Mekas, Frédéric Pajak, Noëlle Pujol, Yvan Salomone, Ernesto Sartori, Fiona Tan, Franz Erhard Walther  
  The exhibition Autobiographies aims to focus propositions from artists of diverse sensibilities, cultures and generations around the common denominator of autobiography. Destined for a bleak future in the 1960s judging by the maxim of the American painter Ad Reinhardt – "The one thing to say about art and life is that art is art and life is life" –, rejected by modernist and minimalist circles, lambasted by structuralism, the autobiographical genre defied expectations by re-emerging in the second half of the 1970s, to become an established theme of contemporary creation from the 1980s onwards. Witness – in an extremely complementary register – the work of Sophie Calle and Nan Goldin, both of whom have woven their daily experience into an oeuvre where the frontiers between art and life are more porous than ever. (...)  
     
  Exhibition curators : Erik Verhagen
Scenography : Studio Robert Stadler
 
Anicroches — Variations, choral and fugue
from November 18th to February 19th 2012

Rémy Jacquier/Christina Kubisch/ Charlotte Moorman/Thierry Mouillé/ Laurent Saksik/ Anri Sala/ Su-Mei Tse/ Stéphane Vigny  
  The Espace culturel Louis Vuitton presents, for its 17th exhibition, a new type of journey. ANICROCHES, Variations, choral and fugue is a musical voyage, at the heart of which are sight and sound. Unprecedented in format, this exhibition, opening on 18th November, will nurture a new relationship to works of art, enriching the visual approach with a sonorous and musical dimension. (...)  
     
  Exhibition curators : Fabienne Fulchéri
Scenography : Studio Adrien Gardère
 
Trans-Figurations — Indonesian mythologies
from June 24th to October 23rd 2011

Heri Dono / Arie Dyanto / Mella Jaarsma / Jompet Kuswidananto / Agung Kurniawan / Eko Nugroho / Garin Nugroho/ Ariadyhitya Pramuhendra / Eko Prawoto / Bayu Widodo/ Tintin Wulia  
  For its 16th exhibition, the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton continues its regular exploration of emerging artistic scenes in distant countries with the presentation of Trans-Figurations - Indonesian Mythologies. Starting June 24th, the Espace culturel invites visitors to discover an energetic and effervescent generation of Indonesian artists. (...)  
     
  Exhibition curators : Hervé Mikaeloff
Scenography : Alain Batifoulier and Simon de Tovar
 
SOMEWHERE ELSE
from February 11th to May 8th, 2011

Paul Gauguin / Giovanni Anselmo / Bas Jan Ader / Andreas Angelidakis / Tïa-Calli Borlase / Alix Delmas / Yann Dumoget / Marc Horowitz / Fabrice Langlade / Olivier Leroi / Joanna Malinowska / Luc Mattenberger / Laurent Mulot / Lucy + Jorge Orta / Fernando Prats / Laurent Tixador / Abraham Poincheval  
  For its 14th exhibition, the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton is offering a new variation on the theme of travel and choosing to reveal the “Somewhere Else” of eighteen so-called “expeditionist” artists. The expedition becomes an artistic endeavour... A growing number of artists are choosing this framework: relocating creation in order to define it differently, setting out, installing the work of art or producing it outside of its conventional environment. The nature of the expedition to which these artists devote (...)  
     
  Exhibition curators : Paul Ardenne
Scenography : Jeanne Dumont, registered architect (D.P.L.G.)
 
WHO ARE YOU, PETER ?
from October 1st, 2010 to January 9th, 2011

Arnaud Kalos / Grégoire Bourdeil / Janaina Tschäpe / Jean-Philippe Illanès / Jérôme Zonder / Ji Ji / Laurent Pernot / Lothar Hempel / Marina de Caro / Melonie Foster Hennessy / Michel François / Nicolas Julliard / Virginie Yassef  
  "Who are you, Peter" : the question that opens the 13th exhibition at the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton invites the visitor to explore a fantastical land in which childhood and creation converse with, inspire and galvanise each other. Peter Pan is the boy who refuses to grow up. He lives in childhood as if it were a kind of utopia: without worrying about the impossible, limits or destiny. His imagination is his most loyal ally, nourishing the inexhaustible stream of adventures in which he is always the hero. (...)  
     
  Exhibition curators : Hervé Mikaeloff & Joanna Chevalier
Scenography : Abdesslam Oulahbib & Clovis Picolet
 
PERSPECTIVES
from June 4th to September 5th, 2010

Odile Decq / Camille Henrot  
  A new horizon opens with “Perspectives”.
For the first time, the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton is concentrating on two artists. Two women, two French citizens, two different and complementary offerings. Odile Decq is an established architect who has just completed the extension and fitting of the MACRO (Rome); Camille Henrot is a 31-year-old visual artist pre-selected for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2010.
The meeting of their two visions gives the “Perspectives” exhibition all of its meaning. Sixteen works, which are creations for the most part, offer an attempt to understand space and the world by means of a twofold view. Perspective is a way of seeing and foreseeing, a trompe l’oeil, an oblique way of representing objects in order to better reveal them.
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  Exhibition Curatorn : Hervé Mikaeloff
Designer : Adrien de Melo
 
CHILI BEHIND THE SCENE
from February 19th to May 9th 2010

Mónica Bengoa / Claudia del fierro / Francisca García / Ignacio Gumuncio / Mario et Iván Navarro / Álvaro Oyarzún / Enrique Ramírez / Tomas Rivás / Nicolás Rupcich / Carolina Saquel / Camilo Yáñez  
  For its 11th exhibition, the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton is continuing its artistic explorations and today endeavouring to take a closer look at contemporary art in Chile. Chile is the longest and narrowest country in the world. 4,300 kilometres long and 180 kilometres wide on average, it is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes cordillera.
A traditionally democratic country, in its recent history Chile has had the pain of seeing this democracy interrupted by the bloody coup d’état that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power, overthrowing the government in office led by Salvator Allende, the first democratically elected President on a socialist programme. (...)
 
     
  Exhibition Curatorn : Fabienne Fulchéri
Scenography : Bureau des Mésarchitectures
 
THE CONFUSION OF THE SENSES
from 18 September 2009 to 01 January 2010

Renaud Auguste–Dormeuil / Berdaguer & Péjus / Céleste Boursier–Mougenot / Didier Fiuza Faustino / Laurent Grasso / Véronique Joumard / Laurent Saksik  
  Over the course of its programme, the Espace Louis Vuitton has explored the theme of travel in its multiple facets, offering its visitors the opportunity to discover the diversity of contemporary art from all over the globe. For its 10th exhibition, the Espace Louis Vuitton is investigating an unprecedented aspect of travel – the inner journey. This exhibition, entitled «Confusion of the Senses», is an invitation to immerse in ourselves, to listen to our body and our senses to gain a better understanding of ourselves, and also to better grasp the complexity of the world that surrounds us. It represents an experience to be lived and felt, which overturns our perception and our certainties.(...)  
     
  Exhibition Curatorn : Fabienne Fulchéri
Scenography : Bureau des Mésarchitectures
 
SILENT WRITING
from 27 March to 23 August 2009

Claude Closky / Tracey Emin / Ni Hafeing / Jenny Holzer / Idris Khan / Joseph Kosuth / Barbara Kruger / Ernesto Neto / Giuseppe Penone / Robin Rhode / Marco Nereo Rotelli / Charles Sandison / Lawrence Weiner / Guyton\Walker / Sun7  
  Easter Island or “Rapa Nui”, located 3500 kilometres off the coast of South America, was discovered on Easter Sunday in 1722 by a Dutch admiral and has since then remained an object of awe and wonder for the world. This tiny 165km² island, one of the planet’s most isolated territories, is the home of a number of immense statues called Moai. These statues are representations of ancestors turned into protective deities of subsequent generations.(...)  
     
  Exhibition Curatorn : Hervé Mikaeloff
Scenography : Agence NC Nathalie Crinière assisted by d'Hélène Lecarpentier
 
METAMORPHOSIS, KOREAN TRAJECTORIES
from 1st october 2008 to 27 february 2009

Do Ho Suh / Beom Kim / Hyungkoo Lee / Ham Jin / Sookyung Yee /
Yong-Seok Oh / Heryun Kim / Jeon Joonho / Suejin Chung / FlyingCity
 
  Since the successful hosting of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, which brought the country to center stage of world recognition, Korea has incessantly transformed itself. The Land of the Morning Calm has been the center of economic miracles, technological revolutions, and cybernetic inventions. Open to changes of the mind and in constant evolution, Korea has seen the rise of contemporary artists, who reflect the dynamism of their country. These artistic territories come together, confront and question each other in the Espace Louis Vuitton’s autumn exhibition entitled “Metamorphoses, Korean trajectories”.(...)  
     
  Exhibition curator: Hervé Mikaeloff
Staging design: Alain Batifoulier
 
TRAVELLING
from 7 june to 31 august 2008

Jean–Philippe Toussaint / Carmen Castillo /
Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Edoardo Winspeare
 
 

L’Espace Louis Vuitton offers a Carte blanche to 4 international directors with Ange Leccia as artistic director.
Four unique short films of around 15 minutes and four ways to observe the world with sharpness and sensitivity.

« Fuir » (Running Alive), Jean–Philippe TOUSSAINT, Belgium
“Desterria : Un pays nommé exil” (Desterria : A country named exile), Carmen CASTILLO, Chile
“Vampire”, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, Thailand
“Il Primo Anniversario”, Edoardo WINSPEARE, Italy

 
     
     
ORIENTS WITHOUT BORDERS
from 9 february 2008 to 27 april 2008

Adel Abidin / Lida Abdul / Amal Saade / Joana Hadjithomas et Khalil Joreige / Malekeh Nayiny / Yin Xiuzhen / Mohammad Ali Talpur / Chen Shaoxiong / Bita Fayyazi / Frédéric Rebet et Abdesslam Oulahbib  
 

The seventh exhibition in the Espace Louis Vuitton will take its inspiration from the legendary expedition initiated by André Citroën in 1931: the “Croisière Jaune”. Caterpillar vehicles loaded with Louis Vuitton luggage set off along the central Silk Road linking Beirut and Beijing via Damascus, Baghdad, Tehran, Kabul, Peshawar, Srinagar, Gilgit, Urumsti, Suzhou, Liang Zhou. This raid was not only an extraordinary journey, but also a technical, scientific and cultural adventure. (...)

 
     
  Curator of the exhibition: Hervé Mikaeloff
Scenographer: India Mahdavi
 
MOSCOPOLIS
from 21 september to 31 december 2007

Alexander Brodsky / Kirill Chelushkin / Valery Chtak / Olga Chernysheva /
Alexeï Kallima / Valery Koshlyakov / Oleg Kulik / Pavel Pepperstein /
Ksenia Peretrukhina / Stanislav Shurip
 
 

Megapolis by its size and profoundly Russian in its soul, the history of Moscow alternates between periods of greatness and of tragedy, of construction and of destruction. Today, the architecture is still marked by the soviet period, but the city is undergoing a complete urban transformation.
“Moscopolis” exhibition at the Espace Louis Vuitton presented the work of Russian artists who work in Moscow and who are inspired by the identity of their city. Artists who have been exhibiting created unique artworks in real time, at the Espace Louis Vuitton, which became their studio.(...)

 
     
  Curator of the exhibition: Hervé Mikaeloff
Scenographer : Ingrid Pux, Mary Line Bézanger et David Heulin
 
TEMPTATION OF SPACE
from 11 may to 26 august 2007

Davide Bertocchi / Mathieu Briand / Russel Crotty / Pierre Huyghe /
Yves Klein / Jean Larivière / Nicolas Moulin / Yutaka Sone / Philippe Starck and Virgin Galactic / Jane et Louise Wilson
 
 

The Espace Louis Vuitton presented The Temptation of Space, an avant–garde exhibition devoted to the destination which, more than any other, has nourished human dreams and desires since the dawn of time. The pioneer of the art of travel since 1854, Louis Vuitton is about to embark on a journey to the stars.
Previously unseen NASA photographs recall man's first steps on the moon, to the memory of the Soviet space program, contemporary artists embrace us in their dreams of space: leaves the sun far behind and enters a realm where all is cold, dark and silent. (...)

 
     
  Curator of the exhibition: Hervé Mikaeloff
Scenographer : EXYZT crew
 
WINDS & SAILS
from 17 january 2007 to 16 april 2007

Frank Beken / Carlo Borlenghi / Jonathan Glynn-Smith / Jean-François Julian / Ange Leccia / Edwin Levick / Philip Plisson / Morris Rosenfeld  
 

Ahead of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the Espace Louis Vuitton hosted an exceptional exhibition entitled “Winds and Sails” The Legend of the America’s Cup and the Louis Vuitton Cup. For this, its fourth exhibition, Louis Vuitton will present a vibrant new vision of the yachting world’s most celebrated event. Rare archive images of the early contestants and spectacular action shots of more recent races are shown together. The artists evoked the power of the sea and the passion of the world’s foremost yachting competition.

 
     
  Curator of the exhibition: Bruno Troublé
Scenographer : Alain Batifoulier and Simon de Tovar
 
ICONS
from 15 september to 22 november 2006

James Turrell / Andrée Putman / Sylvie Fleury / Bruno Peinado /
Robert Wilson / Tim White Sobieski / Ugo Rondinone / Shigeru Ban /
Zaha Hadid / Marc Jacobs
 
 

Faithful to the spirit of Marc Jacobs, who, with his artistic genius, knew how to reinvent bags icons of the Maison Louis Vuitton, the Espace Louis Vuitton joined to nine designers and artists with remarkable track records will be paying homage to Louis Vuitton icons. Each creator will be given imaginative free rein with one of the iconic bags of Louis Vuitton.
The links between Louis Vuitton and the arts in this way combine in all senses, going beyond generations and frontiers.

 
     
  Curator of the exhibition: Hervé Mikaeloff
Scenographer: Jean–Michel Rousseau
 
INDIA OF THE SENSES
from 5 may to 25 august 2006

Béatrice Ardisson / Sylvie Blocher / Stephen Dean / Anita Dube / Subodh Gupta / Lucien Hervé / Pierre Jeanneret / Pushpamala N./ Patrick Rimoux / Guillaume de Saint Phalle / Bharat Sikka / Antoine Jarrier  
 

The Espace Louis Vuitton wished for its second exhibition, dedicate it to this country–continent which is India with the point of view of ten artists. The works of various European and Indian artists gathered in this exhibition showed the quick mutation of a country which reveals besides the face of economic and political power on the international scene. Louis Vuitton has a long association with India, it was during the 1920s that the celebrated malletier began to enjoy the custom of some of the leading princely families.

 
     
  Curator of the exhibition: Hervé Mikaeloff
Scenographer : Alain Batifoulier et Simon de Tovar