The Fondation Louis Vuitton is showing a selection of significant works from its Collection at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. The exhibition, which runs until September 29, 2019, is entitled “The Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection: Selected Works”, showcasing the pillars of modernity that structure the Foundation’s Collection and its resolute commitment to contemporary art. This is one of the most important exhibitions organized outside the Foundation since it opened in October 2014.
The continually evolving Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection actively engages with French and international themes, anchored by key works from the 1950s onward. Rather than an exhaustive public collection, these artworks have been expressly curated around thematic choices, selected figures and significant series of works.
The exhibition “The Fondation Louis Vuitton: Selected Works” at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow brings together a variety of media – painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation – centered on the key thematic lines that have defined the Collection since its creation. The exhibition spans the Pushkin Museum’s entire Gallery of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art, displaying 60 pieces by over 20 international artists, produced between 1947 and 2018.
It showcases the “subjective expressionism” of artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein or Mona Hatoum, as well as a “popist” line with works informed by modern-day takes on contemporary life, such as those by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Foundation is particularly attached to the theme of “music/sound” and is presenting two major installations by Pierre Huyghe and Marina Abramovic. Lastly, the “contemplative” line underscores the emotional relationship between people and nature, evoked in the selection of works by Dan Flavin, Tacita Dean and Gerhard Richter, among others.
The exhibition also devotes two spaces to the architecture of the Fondation Louis Vuitton designed by Frank Gehry. Models, drawings, videos and panoramic photos enable Russian visitors to appreciate the Fondation as a truly extraordinary architectural achievement in its Paris environment in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne.
The exhibition “The Fondation Louis Vuitton: Selected Works” is being presented alongside another show devoted to the Shchukin Collection, the first version of which was held at the Fondation Louis Vuitton from October 2016 to March 2017.