Espace Louis Vuitton

Espace Louis Vuitton

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Espace Louis Vuitton is an exhibition place encouraging creation of new contemporary artworks in Tokyo, München, Venezia, Beijing, Seoul and Osaka.

Tokyo

The Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, inaugurated in 2011, is located at the center of Omotesando, the most beautiful area in Tokyo where many trends and cultural movements spring. Embodying Louis Vuitton’s and Japan’s shared passion for creativity, the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo is a glass box on the top floor of the Louis Vuitton building designed by Japanese architect Jun Aoki. It is both a visually stimulating architecture and an exhibition place encouraging creation of new contemporary artworks.

The Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul is honored to present the works of German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans. Since the late 1980s, Tillmans has developed a body of work that stretches the limits of photography and image creation. His photographs - small or large, sometimes monumental, in black-and-white or color, taken indoors or out, tacked to the wall or framed - revisit the traditional genres of portraiture, still life and landscape and experiment with printing techniques in photocopier-enlarged images or darkroom abstractions. The artist’s portraits possess a rare psychological intensity, revealing the singularity of each of his models by framing naturally and fluidly, capturing their movements, clothing styles and attitudes.

Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo
Louis Vuitton Omotesando Bldg
7F 5-7-5 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001

Open every day from 11am - 7pm
Closed on Louis Vuitton Omotesando Store holidays
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München

Inaugurated in 2014, the Espace Louis Vuitton München contributes to the broader discourse of contemporary art by presenting new positions and curatorial encounters. It encourages the exchange between local and international artistic scenes, art professionals, collectors and the public audience.

From September 9th, 2022, through January 8th, 2023, the Espace Louis Vuitton München presents works by Zanele Muholi and David Goldblatt as part of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s “Hors-les-murs” program.
Pursuing the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s mission of showcasing Collection holdings for a broader international audience, the exhibition displays photographic works by the two South African artists. Goldblatt’s series of colorful landscape photographs capture the South African people’s complex relationship to their land and explore the meaning of structures - Goldblatt’s term for architecture - in the wake of a new, post-Apartheid national consciousness. Goldblatt’s work is dovetailed with photographs from Zanele Muholi’s “Faces and Phases” series consisting of dignified portraits of Black South African lesbians, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The show also features works from Muholi’s “Somnyama Ngonyama” series in which the artist appears in self-portraits evoking stereotypes about Africa and femininity to reverse and reject clichés and archetypes related to her own condition.

Espace Louis Vuitton München
Maximilianstrasse 2a
80539 München - Germany

For inquiries:
Tel. +49 89 55 89 38 100
Email: info_espace@louisvuitton.com

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday: 12 am to 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 7pm

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Venezia

Since 2013, the Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia is where contemporary art meets the artistic heritage of La Serenissima. Putting traditional and modern art into context, it offers a means of breaking down barriers, of re-attaching contemporary art to its roots and celebrating the vitality of classical art, with the support Louis Vuitton brings each year to the restauration of famous Venitian art.
The Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia is pleased to announce the opening of its new exhibition, “Apollo, Apollo”, displaying a whole new installation by German artist Katharina Grosse. Specifically created for the space, in a black setting, it features a compositive image of the artist’s hands printed on a metallic mesh fabric, depicting a moment where the boundaries between the artist’s body and the colored material blur in the act of creating. The surface reflects visitors’ movements and contributes to the quintessentially Venetian mirror effect. “Apollo, Apollo” blends the transparent with the opaque, letting light filter through, creating a gateway to a dreamlike world in which visitors question their own perceptions of reality and illusion.

As Collateral Event of the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, this presentation has been produced in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton “Hors-les-murs” program, which unfolds at the Espaces Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Venice, Beijing, Seoul and Osaka, realizing the Fondation’s commitment to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public.

From May this year, her work will be shown in La Couleur en fugue exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris; and this autumn, an original work commissioned by the Fondation in dialogue with Frank Gehry’s architecture will be installed on-site.

Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia
Calle del Ridotto 1353
30124 Venice - Italy
Tel. +39 041 8844318
Email: info_espace.it@louisvuitton.com

Monday to Sunday 10:30am to 6.30pm
Open on public holidays. Free entrance

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Beijing

Inaugurated in 2017, the Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing is located in the Central Business District of the Chinese capital. Its 800m² exhibition space is dedicated exclusively to contemporary art exhibitions.

Cindy Sherman undergoes a metamorphosis for each of her portraits: a cinema star, a historical figure, a clown, or even a man. Questioning the cult of celebrity and the modes of self-representation with a characteristic offbeat sense of humour, she sacrifices her own appearance to expose the generally accepted tyranny of an ideal image. This exhibition, part of the Fondation Louis Vuitton “Hors-les-murs” programme, pays tribute to a career that spans over five decades, staking its claim in both the 20th and 21st centuries, from her first series to the most recent photo portraits and tapestry, never shown before in China.

Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing
China World Shopping Mall South Zone W. Bldg.
1 Jianguomenwai Ave.
Beijing

For inquiries :
Louis Vuitton Client Services Center +86 400 6588 555

Open from Monday to Sunday - 11am to 7pm
Open on national holiday. Free entrance

Seoul

Inaugurated in 2019, the Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul is nestled on the fourth floor of the Maison Louis Vuitton Seoul, the façade of which was designed by celebrated Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. A glass structure inspired by the traditional Korean dance Dongnae Hakchum forms the shelter of a contemporary art space, reflecting the sails of the Fondation Louis Vuitton building in Paris.

The Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul is honored to present the works of American artist Alex Katz. Known for his portraits of women and landscapes, Katz’s wife Ada has been the subject of more than 250 of his portraits. A feeling of tranquility and the representation of an idealized American way of life emerge by way of a meticulous, multi-step process. Observational oil sketches are followed by detailed pencil or charcoal drawings transferred to the canvas, which Katz paints in a single studio session. With their understated lines, his timeless portraits impress viewers with the idealized plenitude they exude.

Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul
454 Apgujeong-ro
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06015
Korea

For inquiries :
T. +82 2 3432 1854
info_espace.kr@louisvuitton.com

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Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12PM to 7PM
Closed on New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) Day
Free admission

Osaka

The Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka welcomes contemporary art lovers at the fifth floor of the Maison Louis Vuitton Osaka Midosuji. Conceived by Japanese architect Jun Aoki, this emblematic building bears an remarkable façade inspired by a traditional Higaki-Kaisen cargo ship and its billowing sails, drawing on the city’s sea-faring history.

An iconic painter of our contemporary era, Gerhard Richter took on photography early in his career to question his craft, constantly revisiting his own oeuvre and the history of art. His first abstract works date back to the mid-1960s, mingling colourful grids and texture, action painting and monochromes with a rigourous structure. To this day, he continues to alternate them with figurative pieces, thus provoking, more than a simple parallel approach, a real mise en abyme. 18 of his abstract pieces from the Collection are presented here within the framework of the "Hors-les-murs" programme of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, paying tribute to more than 30 years of creation.

Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka
Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji 5F
2-8-16, Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0085

For inquiries :
T. +81 3 5766 1094
espace_osaka.jp@louisvuitton.com

Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday, 12:00–20:00
Closed on Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji holidays
Free admission