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from 07/02/2014 to 11/05/2014

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Since time immemorial, artists have experimented with visionary experience by diving into the Astral depths. Nevertheless, this distinctive act of creation is rarely tackled. Astralis, the 23rd exhibition at Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, takes visitors on a journey into this strange reality by exploring unfathomable and inaccessible worlds. They are the great purveyors of visions.
 
ART ORIENTE OBJET (Marion LAVAL JEANTET and Benoit MANGIN), David ALTMEJD, Rina BANERJEE, BASSERODE, Charley CASE, Damien DEROUBAIX, Jean-Luc FAVERO, Vidya GASTALDON, Siobhàn HAPASKA, Myriam MECHITA, Chloe PIENE, Børre SAETHRE
 
Curator: Pascal Pique for Musée de l’Invisible

Exhibitions

ASTRALIS
from february 7th 2014 to may 11th 2014
 
Since time immemorial, artists have experimented with visionary experience by diving into the Astral depths. Nevertheless, this distinctive act of creation is rarely tackled. Astralis, the 23rd exhibition at Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, takes visitors on a journey into this strange reality by exploring unfathomable and inaccessible worlds. They are the great purveyors of visions.
 
ART ORIENTE OBJET (Marion LAVAL JEANTET and Benoit MANGIN), David ALTMEJD, Rina BANERJEE, BASSERODE, Charley CASE, Damien DEROUBAIX, Jean-Luc FAVERO, Vidya GASTALDON, Siobhàn HAPASKA, Myriam MECHITA, Chloe PIENE, Børre SAETHRE
 
Curator: Pascal Pique for Musée de l’Invisible
 
ROMANIAN SCENES
from october 11th 2013 to january 12th 2014
Ioana Batranu, Dan Beudean, Mihuț Bosşu Kafchin, Geta Bratescu, Simon Cantemir Hausi, Oana Farcas, Adrian Ghenie, Ion Grigorescu, Ciprian Muresan, Sergiu Toma, Mircea Suciu, Serban Savu and Bogdan Vladuta.
 
Romanian Scenes is the latest in a series of exhibitions whose origins date to the founding of the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton in 2006; each has explored the contemporary art scene of a foreign country. This year, the Espace has chosen to showcase the artistic experiments of a country that has always been a fertile land for creative expression: Romania. During the years of political oppression, the work of Romanian artists remained experimental and confidential; but once this period came to an end, they were quick to assert their identity, bursting onto the international art scene. Today, they are a notable presence: from Berlin to London, New York to Paris. Between the public sphere and introspection, they were able to resist all forms of control and retain the characteristics that make them unique.
 
Curator : Hervé Mikaeloff
 


 
OTHERNESS
from june 5th 2013 to september 15th 2013
Kader Attia, Leigh Bowery, Reza Hazare, Tal Mazliach, Pierre Molinier, Tomoko Sawada, Francesca Woodman, Gil Yefman, Atelier Eric Poitevin des Beaux-Arts de Paris
 
Otherness. Who am I? Who is the Other, if not this separate being who is also a part of me? The question of Otherness is universal, affecting both our ways of relating to the world and the construction of our own identity. The 22nd exhibition at the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton takes the visitor on a voyage into their own hidden depths: an inward journey into unknown and shifting lands, an exploration of identity which, from the shores of the private self to the discovery of the Other, constantly pushes the limits of knowledge and of self-knowledge.
 
Curator : Hervé Mikaeloff
Scenographer: Ingrid Pux
 


 
CORRESPONDENCES
From 1st february to 5th 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
 
The Espace culturel Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce the opening of its twentieth exhibition: Correspondences. The primary focus of the exhibition is Mail Art, and its aim is to bring together works by creators from different generations with different sensibilities who have all chosen to use the post as an artistic medium. Whereas from the 1950s to the 1970s this democratic “attitude” was part of a desire to circumvent the art market and distance oneself from institutions, artists from the generations that followed saw this media as a means to experiment with ways that would allow them to renegotiate both spatial and temporal references as they pertain to works of art that are frequently interactive in nature.
 
Curator : Erik Verhagen
 

 
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. (...)
 
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. (...)
 
Exhibition curators : David Rosenberg et Pierre Sterckx
 

 
Autobiographys
from March 23rd to May 20th 2012

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 Mouille/ 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. (...)
 
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 Gumucio Iván Navarro & Mario Navarro / Álvaro Oyarzún /Enrique Ramírez / Tomás Rivas / Nicolás Rupcich / Carolina Saquel / Camilo Yañez
 
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 et 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
 

 
 
ROMANIAN SCENES
from february 07th 2014 to may 11th 2014

ART ORIENTE OBJET (Marion LAVAL JEANTET and Benoit MANGIN), David ALTMEJD, Rina BANERJEE, BASSERODE, Charley CASE, Damien DEROUBAIX, Jean-Luc FAVERO, Vidya GASTALDON, Siobhàn HAPASKA, Myriam MECHITA, Chloe PIENE, Børre SAETHRE  
  Since time immemorial, artists have experimented with visionary experience by diving into the Astral depths. Nevertheless, this distinctive act of creation is rarely tackled. Astralis, the 23rd exhibition at Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, takes visitors on a journey into this strange reality by exploring unfathomable and inaccessible worlds. They are the great purveyors of visions.  
     
  Curator : Pascal Pique for Musée de l’Invisible  
ROMANIAN SCENES
from october 11th 2013 to january 12th 2014

Ioana Batranu, Dan Beudean, Mihuț Bosşu Kafchin, Geta Bratescu, Simon Cantemir Hausi, Oana Farcas, Adrian Ghenie, Ion Grigorescu, Ciprian Muresan, Sergiu Toma, Mircea Suciu, Serban Savu and Bogdan Vladuta.  
  Romanian Scenes is the latest in a series of exhibitions whose origins date to the founding of the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton in 2006; each has explored the contemporary art scene of a foreign country. This year, the Espace has chosen to showcase the artistic experiments of a country that has always been a fertile land for creative expression: Romania. During the years of political oppression, the work of Romanian artists remained experimental and confidential; but once this period came to an end, they were quick to assert their identity, bursting onto the international art scene. Today, they are a notable presence: from Berlin to London, New York to Paris. Between the public sphere and introspection, they were able to resist all forms of control and retain the characteristics that make them unique.  
     
  Curator : Hervé Mikaeloff  
OTHERNESS
From june 5th 2013 to september 15th 2013

Kader Attia, Leigh Bowery, Reza Hazare, Tal Mazliach, Pierre Molinier, Tomoko Sawada, Francesca Woodman, Gil Yefman, Atelier Eric Poitevin des Beaux-Arts de Paris  
  Otherness. Who am I? Who is the Other, if not this separate being who is also a part of me? The question of Otherness is universal, affecting both our ways of relating to the world and the construction of our own identity. The 22nd exhibition at the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton takes the visitor on a voyage into their own hidden depths: an inward journey into unknown and shifting lands, an exploration of identity which, from the shores of the private self to the discovery of the Other, constantly pushes the limits of knowledge and of self-knowledge.  
     
  Curator : Hervé Mikaeloff
Scenographer: Ingrid Pux
 
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  
  The Espace culturel Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce the opening of its twentieth exhibition: Correspondences. The primary focus of the exhibition is Mail Art, and its aim is to bring together works by creators from different generations with different sensibilities who have all chosen to use the post as an artistic medium. Whereas from the 1950s to the 1970s this democratic “attitude” was part of a desire to circumvent the art market and distance oneself from institutions, artists from the generations that followed saw this media as a means to experiment with ways that would allow them to renegotiate both spatial and temporal references as they pertain to works of art that are frequently interactive in nature.  
     
  Curator : Erik Verhagen  
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.
(...)
 
     
  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.
(...)
 
     
  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
 
 

Louis Vuitton and Art

EDITO
The Espace Louis Vuitton is an innovative space of cultural and artistic expression inaugurated in January, 2006, where it expresses completely the creativity and the artistic dimension of the Maison Louis Vuitton.
The Espace Louis Vuitton produces and hosts three exhibitions per year, around the themes of travel, heritage, art and fashion. Each exhibition attracts more than 10 000 visitors.Initiator of meetings and exchanges, the Espace Louis Vuitton embodies the fidelity of Louis Vuitton in its commitment in favour of the artists.

On the top floor of the Maison Champs–Elysées, it’s opened to all, accessible from the store or by 60 street of Bassano every day of the week between 12 am and 7 pm.
 
EDITO
 
The Espace Louis Vuitton is an innovative space of cultural and artistic expression inaugurated in January, 2006, where it expresses completely the creativity and the artistic dimension of the Maison Louis Vuitton.
The Espace Louis Vuitton produces and hosts three exhibitions per year, around the themes of travel, heritage, art and fashion. Each exhibition attracts more than 10 000 visitors.Initiator of meetings and exchanges, the Espace Louis Vuitton embodies the fidelity of Louis Vuitton in its commitment in favour of the artists.

On the top floor of the Maison Champs–Elysées, it’s opened to all, accessible from the store or by 60 street of Bassano every day of the week between 12 am and 7 pm.

Practical Information

Main entrance :
60, rue de Bassano – 75008 Paris

Entrance by the Louis Vuitton shop :
101, avenue des Champs Elysées – 75008 Paris

Opening hours :
Monday to Saturday, 12am to 7pm
Sunday, 11am to 7pm
Free entrance
The Espace Louis Vuitton is opened on French holidays

Contact us : + 33 1 53 57 52 03

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