Louis Vuitton and Art
A symbol of French elegance and savoirvivre, Louis Vuitton has maintained close links with the art world for more than 150 years. As pioneers of the art of travel, Louis Vuitton and his successors have forged a strong relationship between traditional know-how and contemporary design.
The arrival of Marc Jacobs as artistic director in 1997 reinforced Louis Vuitton's ties with artists, notably through exemplary collaborations with Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince. In Hong Kong, the Louis Vuitton and Art exhibition brings this exciting story to life illustrating the creative process through installations combining works of art and archive documents.
Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création
The Architectural Project
Design Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP
The US based iconic architect, Frank Gehry has designed a powerful and innovative building to embody the ambitions of the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création. With the Jardin d'Acclimatation, he has successfully combined dreams and reality with technological and artistic innovation by using glass as the primary exterior material to complement its natural environment, which plays a principal role in the architectural spirit and inspiration of the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création.
This premises will be located in the Bois de Boulogne, on the western side of the urban limit that defines Paris. It will be devoted to housing a series of galleries designed to accommodate both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.
The Collection, a Choice
This exhibition of a selection of works from the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création brings together a number of significant large-scale works by European, American and Chinese artists. These reflect an energetic urban culture, leading to fictional landscapes located somewhere between dreams and adventure.
Artists include: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Chan, Cao Fei, Yang Fudong, Gilbert and George, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Andreas Gursky, Pierre Huyghe, Jeff Koons, Bertrand Lavier, Christian Marclay and Richard Prince.
Besides, works by recognised and newly-discovered international artists working in the medium of video will also be shown, including Bas Jan Ader, Kader Attia, Robert Boyd, Paolo Canevari, Olga Chernysheva, David Claerbout, Keren Cytter, Trisha Donelly, Cyprien Gaillard, Laurent Grasso, Susan Hefuna, Ange Leccia, Shirin Neshat, Adrian Paci, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala, Margaret Salmon, Markus Schinwald, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ryan Trecartin, Rosemarie Trockel, Clemens von Wedemeyer and Zhou Tao.
In an open-minded spirit, the Foundation is eager to invite “emerging” Hong Kong artists to take part in this exhibition with the help of a young art critic who lives in China: Nadim Abbas, Lee Kit, Leung Chi-wo, Pak Sheung-chuen, Tsang Kin-wah, Adrian Wong and Doris Wong.