The Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing is pleased to present Marilyn, an exhibition dedicated to French artist Philippe Parreno. This is the fourth exhibition in China produced in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s “Hors-les-murs” programme, which showcases previously unseen holdings of the Collection at the Espaces Culturels Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Venice and Beijing, thus carrying out the Fondation’s intent to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public.
Philippe Parreno’s reputation has been built on the diversity of his practice which spans a vast range of media including film, sculpture, drawing and performance. Through his multidisciplinary practice, Parreno has created unexpected artworks that question the boundaries between reality and fiction, often blurring the distinction between the two. The artist invites the viewer to radically re-evaluate the nature of reality, memory, and the passage of time, elaborating universes where the aesthetics of social exchanges and situations are prioritized over the creation of art objects.