FINE ART FROM RENOWNED GLOBAL ARTISTS
INVESTIGATES MAN’S ROLE IN THE UNIVERSE
The Fondation Louis Vuitton unveils new exhibition featuring artworks by Takashi Murakami, Henri Matisse, Maurizio Cattelan, Yves Klein, Pierre Huyghe, Dan Flavin and many more.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton launched the new exhibition “In Tune with the World” (Au Diapason Du Monde), a new selection of artists from the Gallery’s Collection and of several different mediums. The exhibition, open until 27th August, unites modern and contemporary works, most of which have never before been exhibited in the Frank Gehry’s building or even in Paris. Notable features include Takashi Murakami’s monumental fresco The Octopus eats its own leg, displayed in Paris for the first time, and Pierre Huyghe’s Untitled (Human Mask), never before exhibited in France.
Two complementary Sequences investigate the man’s place in the universe and his interconnections between humans, animals, plants and even inanimate objects:
- Sequence A: an immersion in the world of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, an artist who combines the Kawaii aesthetics with classical and experimental techniques to depict Japan’s political, cultural and social history and traumas, such as the atomic bomb or, more recently, the tsunami.
- Sequence B: Titled ‘Man in the living universe’, this sequence is themed around the idea of emotional affinity and extends over the other three floors of the building and the outside Grotto area. Three complimentary sequences (‘Irradiances’, ‘Here, infinitely…’ and ‘The man who capsizes’) display artworks by 28 French and international artists including Matisse, Flavin, Giacometti, Huyghe, Gaillard and Villar Rojas.