Fondation Louis Vuitton (FLV)
Foundation - Paris / France
Created in 2014
In 2006, the LVMH Group and its companies opened a new chapter in their history of patronage with the creation of the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The building itself was inaugurated on 24 October 2014, the result of nearly 25 years of commitment to the arts, culture and heritage.
Sited at the heart of Greater Paris, on the boundary between the cities of Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine, this edifice has become an icon in the French and international cultural landscape. Every year, it welcomes more than a million visitors from all over the world.
Driven by its mission to serve the public, the Fondation is committed to making art and culture accessible to all. To promote the arts both nationally and internationally, it hosts temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, presents works held in its collection, commissions artists to create site-specific pieces, and stages events across the cultural spectrum (concerts, performances, conferences, film projections, dance and more).
The continent, artists and cultural influence of Africa are today essential to understanding the world’s artistic landscape.
This is why African artists (or artists of African descent) have been given pride of place since the earliest days of the Collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, which, in its artistic choices, demonstrates great openness to the most contemporary scenes.
The newest Collection exhibition is dedicated to these creative forces. To complement this selection, two additional shows are on display in parallel: The Insiders, a selection of works (1989-2009) from the Jean Pigozzi collection of African art and Being there, South Africa, a contemporary scene. This broad display of works offers several uncommon perspectives: photographic or video works on memory, identity and historical continuity; an affirmation of painting in its diverse forms; and a demonstration of the role of contemporary sculpture in a ceaselessly re-examined and reinvented tradition.
Among the artists who are part of the foundation's permanent collection we can find Omar victor Diop, Kudzanai Chiurai, David Goldblatt, Santu Mofokeng, Zanele Muholi, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Cheri Samba, Omar Ba, Robin Rhode, Barthélémy Toguo, Wangechi Mutu, William Kentridge, Romuald Hazoumè, Mark Bradford, Mohamed Bourouissa, Jean-Michel Basquiat and more.
Fondation Louis Vuitton
8, Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
Bois de Boulogne
75116 - Paris