Fondation Louis Vuitton Building in Parisby Frank Gehry with the intervention of Daniel Buren

Espace Louis Vuitton Venice,
27 May – 26 November, 2016





  Building in Paris opens at Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia. The event will retrace the story of Frank Gehry’s dream, offering an immersion into the creative world of the architect, who was awarded the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in1989.
The exhibition presents a selection of scale models created during the project by the Gehry Partners Studio. The models are grouped together to evoke schools of fish, which is a favourite symbol of Frank Gehry.
Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in Gehry’s project, for an enriching experience of this monument. Initially unveiled in Paris for the inauguration of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the exhibition has been specially redesigned by Gehry Partners for the exhibition space in Venice.
As part of the exhibition, Daniel Buren has designed a special installation incorporating the glass roof of the Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia. This echoes to the presentation of his temporary work, Observatory of Light, which was unveiled at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Installed across the Fondation’s 12 glass ‘sails’, the creation offers a new perspective of the building.