Since the 1960s, conceptual French artist Daniel Buren has transformed a number of spaces and content using his “visual tool”. (Dazeen, 2016) Collaborating with French Fashion Maison Louis Vuitton, the artist has breathed life into the Louis Vuitton Foundation based in the Jardin d’Acclimatation, Paris.
This May the beautiful and monumental building that resembles white slates has been decorated with bursts of colourful exuberance. Designed by American architect Frank Gehry, the ‘sails’ of the building are comprised of 3,600 pieces of glass and have been re-arranged into a staggering array of coloured filters.
The Louis Vuitton Foundation hosts a permanent collection of contemporary art, as well as temporary exhibitions and artists’ commissions.
Offering an exciting new colourful chapter for Paris, the captivating array of contemporary art provides a place of meaningful exchange between visitors and artists.
Frontman of LVMH Bernard Arnault comments on the impact that the architectural masterpiece offers to the city of lights;
“We wanted to present Paris as an extraordinary space for art and culture, and demonstrate daring and emotion by entrusting Frank Gehry with the construction of an iconic building for the 21st century.” Bernard Arnault
Observatory of Light opens May 11th and the 3 times a Hut shows will be performed on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2016.
Dazed (2016) The Louis Vuitton Foundation gets a psychedelic makeover [Online] Available at http://Http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/30993/1/the-louis-vuitton-foundation-gets-a-psychedelic-makeover [Accessed 5/5/16]
Dezeen (2014) Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton
gets set to open in Paris
http://www.dezeen.com/2014/06/23/frank-gehrys-fondation-louis-vuitton-set-to-open-in-paris/ [Online] Available at http://Http://www.dezeen.com/2014/06/23/frank-gehrys-fondation-louis-vuitton-set-to-open-in-paris/ [Accessed 5/5/16]
FLV (2016) La Foundation [Online] Available at http://Http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en.html [Accessed 5/5/16]