#FLVfromhome : Observatory of light

Past exhibition - Wednesday 8 April 2020

6 p.m.

#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.


Chief Curator: Suzanne Pagé


Video available one week after its upload. 


« Daniel Buren, Fondation Louis Vuitton »

A movie by Gilles Coudert.

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


Available in Demand



Available on DVD

Works & Process Daniel Buren Volume 2

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



Dive into Daniel Buren's installation with a 360° experience

The essential

Wednesday 8 April 2020


Programme #FLVfromhome

Each week, the Fondation offers you the possibility to watch on Facebook and YouTube an exhibition, concert and a masterclass that has been presented in its grounds since its 2014 opening.


The Fondation sets 3 rendezvous:


Wednesday at 6 p.m.

A visit of an exhibition with commentary by the curators


Friday at 8:30 p.m.

A concert held at the Auditorium


Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

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

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Open Space #7 Jean Claracq

Open Space is a programme dedicated to the most contemporary expressions of creativity, which invites national and international artists to create specific projects.

From 23 September 2020 to 3 January 2021

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Cindy Sherman at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

The Fondation presents the most substantial Cindy Sherman exhibition to be presented in Europe over the last 10 years with 170 works from 1975 to 2020. The exhibition will cover her entire career, with a particular focus on pieces produced since the early 2010s, as well as some previously unseen works.

From 23 September 2020 to 3 January 2021