The Fondation Louis Vuitton will open its artistic program for the autumn with the futuristic “Opera” Victory over the Sun (18-19-20 October 2015), and a performance by Tarek Atoui entitled From Architecture (22-23 October 2015), thereby highlighting its dual engagement with both modern and contemporary art.
Victory over the Sun
As an extension to the exhibition Keys to a Passion (1st of April – 6 July 2015) – which brought together an important number of works from the 20th Century, notably Kazimir Malévitch’s emblematic pieces (Carre noir, 1923; Cercle noir, 1923; Croix noire, 1923; and Pressentiment Complexe, 1932; State Russian Museum, Saint Petersbourg) – and as a prelude to the show dedicated to the Chtchoukine collection (October 2016), the Foundation will host three performances of the mythical work, conceived by the most prestigious proponents of ‘futuraslav’ art: Kazimir Malévitch, Alexeï Kroutchenykh et Mikhaïl Matiouchine. This is the first time that the futuristc “Opera”, Victoire sur le Soleil, will be shown in France.
Created at the Luna-Park theatre in Saint Petersbourg in December 1913, this “opera” in 6 tableaux marks a radical shift in the conception of decors, costumes, text and music, and conjures up the effervescently creative atmosphere of Russia in that era. The costumes and decors were produced by Kazimir Malevitch – the famous Carre noir appearing for the first time; while the prologue and booklet were written by the poets Alexeï Kroutchenykh and Velimir Khlebnikov (in zaoum); the music is a composition by Mikhaïl Matiouchine.
Presented by Fondation Louis Vuitton in collaboration with Cahiers d’Art. A creation of the Stas Namin Theatre in Moscow, with the Russian Museum of Saint Petersbourg.
From Architecture (Tarek Atoui)
On 22 and 23 October 2015, artist Tarek Atoui will be presenting the third chapter of his music and sound piece, From Architecture, conceived in close relation to Frank Gehry’s work.
Throughout the summer of 2014, before opening to the public, Tarek Atoui and four sound technicians recorded the resonances and vibrations of the Foundation, compiling an important library of sound phenomena from the building. At the time of the Foundation’s inauguration in October 2014, this collection of sounds formed the basis of four live shows played by the artist and his guests.
In October 2015, Tarek Atoui will be moving into a new phase of From Architecture. To this end, the artist will incorporate a new, never before seen, electronic instrument, which is linked to the Gehry building by its composite materials and which will seek to conserve the sounds recorded, as well as the recording methods of those involved, during the previous two stages. This “table-instrument” houses high-tech software which enables the artist (or another musician) to create different compositions and distribute them real-time throughout the actual architecture of the building, thanks to the 16 speakers placed around the venue’s spaces, including the outside.
Third hang of works from the collection
This events program is in addition to the third hang, which is currently on show and which centers around the “popist” and “music/sound” axes of the Collection from the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The third hang will be on show until the 4 Janruary 2016.
The first axis of the hang, ‘Pop’, brings together works which highlight artists’interest in objects and images circulated by the media, TV, cinema, and the Internet. The featured artists are: Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mohamed Bourouissa, Gilbert & George, Andreas Gursky, Bertrand Lavier, Adam McEwen, Michel Majerus, Christian Marclay, Philippe Parreno, Richard Prince, Sturtevant, Andy Warhol.
The second axis, music / sound, displays works that take on the form of environments, sculptures, videos, pieces where music and sound are used as integral parts of the works themselves. The featured artists are: Marina Abramović, Pilar Albarracín, Ziad Antar, Ulla von Brandenburg, John Cage, Rineke Dijkstra, Cyprien Gaillard, Douglas Gordon, Mark Leckey, Philippe Parreno, Jaan Toomik, Hannah Weinberger.
Free tickets available by reservation only on the Fondation Louis Vuitton website: www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
Victory over the Sun
Russian opera in 6 tableaux
Running time: 1h10 minutes
Sunday 18 October at 6pm / Monday 19 October at 7pm / Tuesday 20 October at 7pm.
Tarek Atoui From Architecture
The instrument in the Auditorium will be played several times by Tarek Atoui himself and his guests.
Performances will take place in the Auditorium, on the terraces, and in the exterior spaces.
Running times: between 30mn and 2h depending on each performance.
With: Susie Ibarra, Robert AA Lowe, Eve Risser, Gaspar Claus, Helene Breschand, Uriel Barthelemi,
Carl-Ludwig Hübsch, Eric La Casa et Tarek Atoui
Thursday 22 October: 3pm* and 6pm / Friday 23 October: 3pm*, 7pm and 9pm
*Free access with a Fondation ticket
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