The exhibition "Collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton: Selected Works"
In cooperation with one of the world's leading collections of contemporary art Fondation Louis Vuitton, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts presents the exhibition “Collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton: Selected Works”. Visitors will have the chance to get acquainted with the collection’s most famous works, from Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol to Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Christian Boltanski, Marina Abramović, Maurizio Cattelan, Andreas Gursky and other prominent artists. The exhibition includes 65 works in a diversity of media: painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation. It occupies the entirety of the Gallery of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art. All these works are shown in Russia for the first time.
The Collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton intends to be connected to both national and international topicality while also taking in reference works going back to the 1950s. The foundation structures its Сollection around major figures and significant lines, based on curatorial decisions. For this reason, its prospection is extremely open, both in generational and geographical terms, via various modes of expression. Fondation Louis Vuittonstrives to be open to the diversity of the modern world, which blends the most diverse traditions, cultural, historical, geographical and gender representations, giving the collection flexibility, allowing it to be successfully integrated into new contexts.
The organization of the Moscow exhibition takes into account the exact nature of the Gallery of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art, which is very different from the Fondation’s Frank Gehry-designed building in Paris.
The exhibition will take place over three floors and almost all the rooms of the Gallery of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art (Rooms 20-26), showing artworks produced between 1947 and 2018. Taking into account the interests of the Moscow public, it favours the Collection’s “flagship” artists.
The Frank Gehry Building, in itself the first creative achievement of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, is presented in two rooms opening and closing the exhibition. These rooms display drawings, videos and panoramic photos.