June 2015

Hang 3 : Pop & Music


Hang 3 : Pop & Music

Press release

New presentation of the collection of the Fondation Louis Vuitton from 3rd June 2015

As the current exhibition ‘The Keys to a Passion’ brings out, the contemporary Collection of the Fondation Louis Vuitton which it echoes is devised in accordance with four axes of receptivity entitled contemplative, subjective expressionist, popist, and music / sound. After two previous displays, the first featuring a limited choice of works embodying these axes and the second a selection based around two of them, the subjective expressionist and the contemplative, this third hang focuses on artists concerned with the popist and music / sound axes

The 3rd Hang will take place in two phases: from 3rd June, 2015 a group of works will be displayed over three levels of the Foundation (in Galleries 4 to 11, the ‘Observatory’, the Studio, and in the interstitial spaces), and then, from 25th July, 2015, a complementary presentation will occupy the rooms on Level –1 vacated by the exhibition ‘Keys to a Passion’. 

The ‘popist’ works testify to the ongoing interest of artists for the objects and images vehicled by advertising, TV, film, and, latterly, the Internet.

The ‘music / sound’ line presents installations and videos showing the musical component as an integral component of the artwork. 

From 25th July, 2015, the rooms on Level –1 will present video and sound installations that exemplify the role of pop and the new music scene in the work of contemporary artists. It is worth noting that a number of commissions, some linked to the Foundation building, remain on show during the exhibition: Olafur Eliasson, Ellsworth Kelly, Adrian Villar Rojas, and Cerith Wyn Evans.

For more information, please download the kit release.