• 2014
  • Cerith Wyn Evans
  • Mixed media - 20 flute piece, sound
  • Variable dimensions
With its ghostly presence that lends itself to being heard before being seen, "A=F=L=O=A=T" by Cerith Wyn Evans is an evocation in sound of Frank Gehry’s building. Specially designed by the artist for the Fondation, the sculpture is composed of 20 glass flutes, extended by long transparent tubes to a blower which is left visible. Suspended in the shape of an ellipse and staggered at different heights, each flute plays a note from a composition created by the artist. The sounds form layers that envelop visitors in a vibratory continuum.

© Cerith Wyn Ewans. Photographie © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage © Cerith Wyn Ewans. Photographie © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage


Cerith Wyn Evans

First and foremost a film-maker and video artist, Cerith Wyn Evans began making sculptures and visual and sound installations in the 1990s, mainly based on the themes of language and perception.

Drawings on references to cinema, literature and art history, his works feature neon lights, photographs, musical instruments and even fireworks, spatialising sounds and hovering between the material and immaterial.

Cerith Wyn Evans presented multiple monographic shows at renowned institutions, including the Aspen Museum of Art, Colorado, USA (2021); Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy (2019); the National Museum Wales and Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom (2018); the Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico (2018); the Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich, Switzerland (2017); the Museion Bolzano, Italy (2015); the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London (2014); the MUSAC in Leon, Spain (2008); the Institute of Contemporary Art in London (2004); the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA (2004); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France (2004). He also participated in documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany (2002) and was the first artist to represent Wales at the Venice Art Biennale in 2003. His works are part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, USA; the Tate Modern in London; the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris.

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