Through its exhibitions, the Fondation is committed to promoting modern and contemporary artistic creation and to helping it reach a growing audience in France and internationally.
Driven by its purpose of serving the public, and attentive to the diversity of its visitors since it opened in 2014, the Fondation hosts exhibitions for all types of audience. Every year, the Fondation organises two temporary exhibitions, one of modern art, one of contemporary art.
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
Every year, the Fondation organises two temporary exhibitions, one of modern art, one of contemporary art. Some have focused on a single figure, such as “Olafur Eliasson: Contact” (2014-2015), “Frank Gehry” (2014-2015), “Jean-Michel Basquiat” (2018-2019) “Egon Schiele” (2018-2019), "Inventing a new world : Charlotte Perriand", "Cindy Sherman at the Fondation" or "Simon Hantaï. The Centenary exhibition".
Other exhibitions such as “Keys to a passion” (2015) and “Being Modern: MoMA in Paris” (2017-2018) bring together significant works of art, both modern and historical. Some events have examined contemporary scenes elsewhere in the world, for example “Bentu: Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation”, “Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier”, "In Tune with the World", "Crossing Views" and "Fugues in color". The Fondation also pays tribute to famous collectors such as Sergei Shchukin in “Icons of Modern Art, the Shchukin Collection” (2016-2017), Samuel Courtauld in “The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism” (2019) and Mikhaïl Abramovitch Morozov andIvan Abramovitch Morozov in “The Morozov Collection. Icons of modern Art” (2021).
Vincent Van Gogh, La mer aux Saintes-Maries, 1888
Megan Rooney, With Sun, 2022 (détail)
Parcours architectural Frank Gehry
Au diapason du monde
Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier
Open Space #5 Lauren Halsey
Le monde nouveau de Charlotte Perriand
The Fondation has hosted since 2018 a special programme dedicated to the most contemporary artistic expressions, called Open Space. This has commissioned young artists including Jean-Marie Appriou, Matt Copson, Anna Hulačová, Hoël Duret, Lauren Halsey, Meriem Bennani, Jean Claracq, Bianca Bondi and Özgür Kar to create a site-specific piece for Frank Gehry’s building.
Inspired by the architecture of Frank Gehry, the commissions take many different forms. Light installation, decorative scheme, film, anthropological investigation, sound installation, sculpture, video… Displayed in different areas of the building, inside and outside, they reflect the artists’ responses to the architecture of Frank Gehry.
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As part of the “Hors-les-murs” programme, the Fondation also organises an international programme of exhibitions at the Espaces Culturels Louis Vuitton Tokyo, Beijing, Munich, Seoul, Venice and Osaka, which showcases previously unseen holdings of the Collection, thus carrying out the Fondation’s intent to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public.