As stated on the occasion of its inauguration, the Fondation Louis Vuitton intends to deploy its artistic activities not only in Paris but also abroad. The first stage in this “Beyond-the-Walls” program will take the form of a monographic exhibition devoted to Frank Gehry and his architectural project for the Fondation. Based on what was shown in Paris last October at the inauguration of the Fondation, the exhibition will take place in Beijing from June 20th to August 9th 2015, in a specially allocated venue at the China World Shopping Mall West Building.
The exhibition will then travel to Tokyo, where it will be held in the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo from October 15th 2015.
Future events in the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s “Beyond-the-Walls” art program will be announced subsequently. Focused on Frank Gehry’s project for the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the exhibition presented in Beijing offers a new vision of the creative universe of the architect, recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1989. The exhibition retraces the entire process of the building’s conception, from early sketches to the completion of work for the Fondation that the architect has described as a ‘magnificent vessel that symbolizes France’s profound cultural vocation.’