Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris Showcases First Overseas Exhibition in China

Fondation Louis Vuitton, an art museum and cultural centre in Paris, introduces its first project abroad with an exhibition featuring architect Frank Gehry’s designs and works held at Beijing, China.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 19 June to 16 August 2015 at the west building of the China World Shopping Mall.

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Unveiled during the opening of the Fondation in Paris last October, the same exhibition is on display in China where visitors will be offered a viewing of various design elements that went into creating the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

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The exhibition captures the entire process of the building’s conception, from early sketches by Gehry to completed models of work.

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The models showcased at the exhibition are organised into sub-sections, each reflecting the study of a particular aspect of the building such as contexts, programme, design process, interior spaces, icebergs and glass sails.

To Gehry, the Fondation building represents a “‘magnificent vessel that symbolises France’s profound cultural vocation”.

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The exhibition is commissioned by Bernard Arnault and produced through close collaborations between Gehry’s teams and curators Frédéric Migayrou and Sébastien Cherruet.

The exhibition will next head to Tokyo, where it will be held in the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo from 15 October 2015 onwards.

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Future events in the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Beyond-the-Walls art programmes will be announced subsequently.

Gehry, who is a 1989 Pritzker Prize recipient, showcased his entire legacy at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from 20 October 2014 to 16 February 2015. It was also orgranised by the Fondation Louis Vuitton and will soon travel to the LACMA Los Angeles in September 2015 and later to São Paulo and Melbourne.

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