Following the French government’s regulations, the Fondation is closed until further notice. Looking foward to welcoming you again with the Cindy Sherman at the Fondation exhibition.

#FLVfromhome : Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier

Exhibition From 22.04.2020 to 29.04.2020

© Rashid Johnson © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

In conjunction with #FLVfromhome, the Fondation invites you to focus on Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier, presented from 26 April to 4 September 2017.

The Fondation devoted in 2017 the entirety of its display areas, as well as a full multidisciplinary programme, to Africa. ”Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier”, uniting two exhibitions – The Insiders (“Les Initiés”): a selection of works (1989-2009) from the Jean Pigozzi collection of contemporary African art and Being There (“Être là”): South Africa, a contemporary scene – to which were added select works from the Collection.

The Insiders (“Les Initiés”): a selection of works (1989-2009) from the Jean Pigozzi collection of contemporary African art reunited a selection of works by fifteen emblematic artists from Jean Pigozzi’s collection. All are heirs to unique spiritual, scientific and technical wisdom and give form to their worlds across a variety of media and through a broad expressive palette.

Being There (“Être là”): South Africa, a contemporary scene was devoted to South Africa, one of the most dynamic scenes on the African continent. Its potency, first revealed to the world in the 1990s, is especially due to the emergence of a new ecosystem, constituted in part by very involved and committed institutions, galleries and universities.

Complementing the two temporary exhibitions, a selection of African works from the Collection which, through various media, explored the history and identity of the African continent and cultures, which today are essential to understanding the world’s artistic landscape.

 

This Wednesday at 10 am (Paris CET) Angeline Scherf, co-curator, will go live on Facebook to present the exhibition. 

 

Video available one week after its upload

The exhibitions

The Insiders (“Les Initiés”): a selection of works (1989-2009) from the Jean Pigozzi collection of contemporary African art

Chief Curator: Suzanne Pagé

Advisor: André Magnin Curators: Angéline Scherf and Ludovic Delalande

 

Being There (“Être là”): South Africa, a contemporary scene

Curators: Suzanne Pagé and Angéline Scherf with Ludovic Delalande and Claire Staebler.

                                                                                      

“Art/Afrique. Le nouvel atelier ", exhibition presented from 26 April to 4 September 2017

(2017, 23 min., French version, © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Sisso - 2017, dir. Théodore Berg Boy)

#FLVfromhome

  • Wednesday

    • 6 p.m.

      A visit of an exhibition with commentary by the curators

  • Friday

    • 8.30 p.m.

      A concert held at the Auditorium

  • Sunday

    • 5.30 p.m.

      A concert by the graduates of the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle led by Gautier Capuçon