Joan Mitchell/Carl André : Fragments of a Landscape

Hors les murs From 10 February 2021 to 4 July 2021

Courtesy of the Fondation Louis Vuitton © The Estate of Joan Mitchell

For its inauguration, the Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka is proud to present Fragments of a landscape, an exhibition gathering the works of two major American artists: Joan Mitchell, who began painting in the 1950s and is representative of post-war Abstract Expressionism, and Carl Andre, a sculptor who was an active member of the Minimalist movement in the early 1970s. 

This presentation, part of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s “Hors-les-murs” programme showcasing previously unseen holdings of the Collection at the Espaces Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Venice, Beijing, Seoul and now Osaka, carries out the Fondation’s intent to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public. 

The juxtaposition of these artists reveals the richness of seemingly conflicting artistic currents, between violently coloured expressive freedom and unvarnished geometric rigor. The shared radical nature of their approaches creates tension around and between their works and the space they occupy.


of the exhibition