#FLVfromhome : Observatory of light

Exhibition From 08.04.2020 to 15.04.2020

#FLVfromhome invites you to focus on Frank Gehry's building - whose architecture serves as an inspiration to artists - “Observatory of Light” by Daniel Buren was installed from 11 May 2016 to 2 May 2017 across the glass ‘sails’, the emblematic feature of the building.

The twelve ‘sails’, formed of 3,600 pieces of glass, were covered by a staggering array of coloured filters that are in turn punctuated, at equal distances from one another, by alternating white and blank stripes perpendicular to the ground. The thirteen selected colours made coloured forms appear and disappear, ever-changing with the time of day and the season. Through a play of colours, projections, reflections, transparencies and contrasts, both inside and outside, Daniel Buren showed this building in a new light.

The film shows the preparation and spectacular assembly of Daniel Buren’s installation. The artist, along with Suzanne Pagé, artistic director of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and Nicolas Paschal, engineer, reflect on the origins and assembly of the project.

"Daniel Buren, Fondation Louis Vuitton"

A movie by Gilles Coudert.

© 2016 a.p.r.e.s production / Fondation Louis Vuitton

Available on Demand


Available on DVD

Works & Process Daniel Buren Volume 2

(with 5 films/3-hour programme) edited by APRES éditions:


 Video available one week after its upload. 


Chief Curator: Suzanne Pagé

  • 360° experience

    Dive into Daniel Buren's installation with a 360° experience from your computer and your smartphone.


  • 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.