Daniel Buren brings color to the Fondation Louis Vuitton



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.

© Iwan Baan / Fondation Louis Vuitton

“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.