Espace Louis Vuitton is presenting “Traces of Disappearance”, a collective exhibition conceived by curators Murielle Hladik and Eva Kraus.
The moment you step into the venue, you’ll be surprised by the two impressive artworks that occupy the main hall and a particular smell that’s floating in the air.
“The Soul of the World” by Anne and Patrick Poirier, is a huge cage that dwells 8 live white doves symbolizing peace. On the floor, encircling the cage, there are words like hatred, fragrance, fragility, contemplation, desire, dream, chaos, memory, destiny, etc.
On the back wall, you’ll find “The Sheer Size of It” a stained glass work by Kasper Kovitz. Although at first sight it looks like a traditional stained glass…
Come closer and you will discover that the stained glass is made of thousands of gummy bears!
It would be interesting to come back before the exhibition is over in April and see what time and temperature have done to the candies.
“Traces of Disappearance” invites visitors to reflect upon the current condition of a fragile world. Using a wide diversity of media, artistic approaches and discourses, the questions that the artists and their works broach help us to capture what is about to vanish…” Extract from Espace Louis Vuitton Catalogue
Naoya Hatakeyama’s photo series “Mont Ventoux” is mounted on the walls of the exhibition hall and Goang-Ming Yuan’s video installation “Disappearing Landscape- Reason to be a Leaf” is at the venue’s entrance.
Emphasizing the “evanescent”, the Artists’ works stimulate our desire for silence and contemplations.
I’d like to thank Espace Louis Vuitton’s staff that kindly let me shoot inside their beautiful art space… ありがとうございます.
You can check ELV’s previous exhibition “Infinite Renew” by Mariko Mori here.
How to Get there (Map via Espace Louis Vuitton Official Website)
Louis Vuitton Omotesando Bldg. 7F 5-7-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tel 03-5766-1094, Admission Free. ENDS on April 13th, 2014. Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all details directly with Espace Louis Vuitton before planning your visit.