Fondation Louis Vuitton announces record-breaking attendance figures for “Icons of Modern Art – the Shchukin Collection”

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Fondation Louis Vuitton reveals record-breaking visitor numbers for its modern art exhibition : over 1.2 million visitors for “Icons of Modern Art – the Shchukin Collection” (22 October 2016 to 5 March 2017), hailed as most successful art show in France for 50 years.

PARIS, 2017-Mar-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris has announced record-breaking attendance figures for “Icons of Modern Art – the Shchukin Collection”, which closed its doors on Sunday 5 March 2017.  The exhibition, featuring the collection of 250 paintings amassed by Russian collector Sergei Shchukin, is recognised as one of the world’s greatest collections of modern art.

A total of 1,205,063 visitors attended the show in the space of four and a half months, amounting to an average of 9,800 visitors per day since its opening. This sets a new attendance record for an art exhibition in France, making it the country’s most popular art show in 50 years.

In view of this success and in agreement with Fondation Louis Vuitton’s partners the Hermitage Museum, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and the Tretyakov State Gallery, the exhibition was extended by two weeks until 5 March 2017.

From Monday 27 February to Sunday 5 March, the Fondation Louis Vuitton extended its openings hours, allowing entry from 7am to 11pm every day of the week, and until 1am on Saturday 4 March. For the last weekend of the exhibition, the Fondation Louis Vuitton welcomed nearly 35,000 visitors.

Further highlights:

  • The catalogue of the exhibition, produced in co-edition with Gallimard, sold at 50,000 copies
  • The mobile application of the exhibition were downloaded 273,674 times
  • The website dedicated to the exhibition was visited 1,040,974 times a month, which totalled more than 4 million visits over the whole duration of the exhibition
  • The video of the Lil Buck performance in the exhibition spaces, produced in collaboration with Nowness, was viewed 8,965,326 times
  • The video offering a 360-degree virtual reality visit of the exhibition, made by Pierre Zandrowicz and broadcast on the Arte Creative platform, was viewed 1,200,000 times

 

General curator of the exhibition, director of the catalogue: Anne Baldassari

Scientific advisors: André-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud, Natasha Semenova

SOURCE: LVMH

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton

22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Fondation Louis Vuitton extends Icons of Modern Art – The Shchukin Collection exhibition until March 5, 2017

Fondation Louis Vuitton extends Icons of Modern Art – The Shchukin Collection exhibition until March 5, 2017

 

Paris, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to the tremendous success of the Icons of Modern Art – The Shchukin Collection exhibition, the Fondation Louis Vuitton has announced that the show will be extended until March 5, 2017.  This gives the public a chance to discover or rediscover the 130 masterpieces of modern art and their resonance with works by Russian avant-garde artists.

In the ten weeks since it opened, the exhibition Icons of Modern Art – The Shchukin Collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton has already welcomed over 600,000 visitors. The historic and unprecedented exhibition pays tribute to Sergei Shchukin, one of the greatest patrons of the arts of the last century.

Organized in partnership with the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, the Pushkin Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton will be extended from February 20 to March 5, 2017.

The Fondation Louis Vuitton will also propose extended opening times for the exhibition. During French school holidays the exhibition will be open daily from 9 am to 9 pm. What’s more, during the final week – from February 27 to March 5 – the exhibition will be open every day from 7 am to 11 pm. During this special week visitors will be welcomed with a complimentary breakfast during “Shchukin Mornings” from 7 am to 9 am. On Saturday, March 4, the Foundation will remain open until 1 am the following morning. And on Wednesday March 1, the exhibition will reserve a special welcome to children and families.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Fondation Louis Vuitton unveils new permanent exhibition retracing the architectural journey behind Frank Gehry’s amazing building

Fondation Louis Vuitton unveils new permanent exhibition retracing the architectural journey behind Frank Gehry’s amazing building
Fondation Louis Vuitton unveils new permanent exhibition retracing the architectural journey behind Frank Gehry’s amazing building

 

Paris, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — On September 14, the Fondation Louis Vuitton inaugurated a new permanent exhibition retracing the architectural design process behind Frank Gehry’s amazing building. In conjunction with the event, Frank Gehry is taking part in a conversation with artist Daniel Buren that will be streamed live on the Fondation Louis Vuitton YouTube channel.

Less than two years after its inauguration, the Fondation Louis Vuitton has become a new architectural icon in Paris and a vibrant nexus of French culture and artistic creativity. With the instantly recognizable futuristic lines of its 12 glass sails, the building was conceived by architect Frank Gehry, who said: “I dream of designing a magnificent vessel for Paris that symbolizes France’s profound cultural vocation.”

To showcase the creative process behind this stunning edifice, the Foundation Louis Vuitton has opened a new permanent exhibition, an “architectural journey” that explores how the Foundation developed. Prepared in collaboration with Frank Gehry’s studio in Los Angeles, the architectural journey proposes a unique visual experience, including video projections, as visitors discover the sole staircase where the steel structural walls have been left exposed. The successive landings present the different stages of the project, from the initial sketches to the final scale models, detailing the construction, materials, design, as well as the context that spawned this incredible building.

Frank Gehry will be on hand for the inauguration of the new permanent exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and for a conversation with artist Daniel Buren, who has created a striking colored temporary installation on the Foundation’s sails. Their discussion will be streamed live at 8 pm Paris time on the Fondation Louis Vuitton YouTube channel.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Internationally renowned artist Daniel Buren will clothe the emblematic façade of Fondation Louis Vuitton’s building in colored filters

PARIS, 2016-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Color is taking over the Fondation Louis Vuitton. From May 11th, the building designed by Frank Gehry is presenting a temporary work by Daniel Buren,Observatory of Light, an installation that clothes the emblematic façade of the Fondation in colored filters.

With Observatory of Light, the internationally renowned artist Daniel Buren reveals the building in a new light through a play of projections, reflections and transparencies. The 12 “sails” of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, formed by 3,600 pieces of glass, will be covered with bright colors and white and clear stripes. Reflections from the 13 colors will appear both inside and outside the building, constantly changing with the time of day and the season.

“Daniel Buren has designed a grandiose project, pertinent and enchanting, the result of a real dialogue with Frank Gehry and his building. His work responds magnificently to the architecture, in line with his approach, going back to the 1970s, that sees a coming together of colors, transparency and light,” says Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH and President of the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Alongside the installation, visitors will have the opportunity to discover the magic of BurenCirque, which will give three exceptional performances in a space opposite the Fondation. A contemporary circus concept created by Daniel Buren with Dan and Fabien Demuynck, BurenCirque invites international talents to interact with features designed by the artist.

Finally, children aged 6 to 10 can join in a workshop – entitled The Light Trap – to discover the installation and its secrets, until the end of August.

Practical information:

BurenCirque, Three Times a Hut, performances on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 9 pm.

Bookings and prices: www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

Workshops for children, from May 28th to August 28th, every Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 to 5 pm.

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Internationally renowned artist Daniel Buren will clothe the emblematic façade of Fondation Louis Vuitton's building in colored filters

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