Part 3 of my summer vacation in France.
This post is all about my trip to the Louis Vuitton Foundation and the surrounding park, the Bois de Boulogne. The Fondation Louis Vuitton (FLV) is an art museum that is sponsored by the LVMH group, but is run as a separate nonprofit entity.
The above photo is how the foundation usually appears, but during my visit there was a special site-specific instillation by artist Daniel Buren called "Observatory of Light." The artist developed the project in dialogue with the architect Frank Gehry and the FLV building.
Below of pictures of different parts of the ship-like structure.
The building also features a commissioned work by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.
There are many things I can appreciate about FLV but one thing thatreally impressed me was this large exhibition space with an enormous sculpture. The space made me feel like I stepped into a different world. I just felt so small! (Artist Zhang Huan).
There are however many spaces in the museum that don't feel quite right, there are moments where maybe it's more about the architecture and not about what the space might contain, if that makes sense. Overall I really enjoyed my visit to FLV and would visit again if there was an interesting exhibition.
On to the park!!
The Bois de Boulogne is huge park in the 16th arrondissement, according to Wikipedia it's about 2.5 times the area of Central Park in New York. Inside the park there are a few lakes, a botanical garden, a zoo, green houses, tennis courts, a hippodrome, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Sooo, like I said it's huge.
Part 4 coming soon!