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THE FONDATION FROM YOUR HOME - 3 DIGITAL EVENTS

The Fondation continues to share content with its public and community allowing them to relive or discover certain exhibitions, concerts, masterclasses and events that it has offered since its 2014 opening.
 
Each week, the Fondation sets 3 digital events:
- Wednesday, a spotlight on an artist from the Collection
- Friday a concert held at the Auditorium
- Sunday a music masterclass
 
Find #FLVfromhome on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn.
 
Starting this week, the Fondation launches a digital and sensory challenge on Instagram: Synesthesia. The community is invited to share content inspired by the creative world of the artists celebrated each week.


Programme #FLVfromhome for the week of May 25:

 
  • Wednesday May 27 – GILBERT & GEORGE
 
At 14 p.m. (Paris CET), a message from Gilbert & George

From their London studio, Gilbert & George address the public of the Fondation to present their work “There Were Two Young Men“. In this video, they sing a poem which echoes the texts inscribed on the charcoal drawings. This video is unveiled Wednesday at 10 a.m. (Paris CET) on the Fondation’s social media.
 
The poem sung by Gilbert & Georges is available Wednesday May 27 at 14 p.m. (Paris CET) on:
YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/FondationLV
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/FondationLouisVuitton
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/fondationlv
Twitter : https://twitter.com/FondationLV
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At 6 p.m. (Paris CET), the exhibition film

The Fondation presented a complete version of a rare series by Gilbert & George, “There Were Two Young Men” (April 1971), a “Charcoal on Paper sculpture in six parts belonging to the Fondation’s collection. This work was first shown in 1971 at the Sperone Gallery in Turin. It is part of a series of 13 sculptures, created between 1970 and 1974, and now dispersed throughout the word.
 
Due to its monumental proportions, There Were Two Young Men suggests an immersive relationship with the viewer. This “sculpture” depicts two protagonists – the artists – in a bucolic environment whose hedonism is tinged with melancholy. They seem to be conversing quietly, leaning on a tree, in the spirit of neo-romantic British landscape painting. The graphic intrusions, in each part of the “sculpture”, from the title in capitals which pins down the image, to a handwritten poetic text in capitals and lowercase letters, adds a further complexity, alluding to the universe of popular poetry and nursery rhymes.
 
Chief curator: Suzanne Pagé
Curator: Claire Staebler 
 
“Gilbert & George, There Were Two Young Men” (April 1971), exhibition presented from July 3rd to August 26th, 2019 (5 min., © Fondation Louis Vuitton – 2019, dir. Anaïs Le Guenec)
 
The exhibition film is available Wednesday May 27 at 6 p.m. (Paris CET): https://youtu.be/98ii8-PzMKY

Video available one week after its upload.
 
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On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition a conversation with Gilbert & George, led by Hans Ulrich Obrist, was organised on the 2nd of July 2019.

During this informal conversation, Gilbert & George look back on their encounter at the St Martin's School of Art in London as well as their artistic career. They also present the creative process and history behind the work displayed “There Were Two Young Men” (April 1971).
(72 min., July 2nd, 2019, English © Fondation Louis Vuitton – 2019, dir. Christophe Bellemain)

The conversation with Gilbert & George is available to watch on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/GaD5SFZYui8
 
 
  • Friday May 29 – 8:30 p.m. (Paris CET)
Recital by Sir András Schiff
(recorded on the 15th September 2018, 87 min., © Fondation Louis Vuitton – 2018)

Sir András Schiff was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1953 and started piano lessons at the age of five with Elisabeth Vadász. Subsequently he continued his musical studies at the Ferenc Liszt Academy with Professor Pál Kadosa, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados, and in London with George Malcolm.
Recitals and special cycles, including the major keyboard works of J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Bartók form an important part of his activities. Since 2004 he has performed complete cycles of the 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas in 20 cities, and the cycle in the Tonhalle Zürich was recorded live.
Programme:
Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata in B flat major D.960
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Ludwig Van Beethoven - Piano Sonata no. 32 in C minor Op.111
 
The recital by Sir András Schiff is available Friday May 29th at 8:30 p.m. (Paris CET):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ9HW3ERlPA  

Video available 24 hours after its upload.
 
 
  • Sunday May 31 –5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. (Paris CET)
Masterclass of the students of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, as part of their exceptional residency at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
(recorded on February 20th, 2016, 23 min. and 21 min., English)
 
The Auditorium of the Fondation Louis Vuitton hosted over a special weekend-long residency seven young pianists from the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. Internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang created the Lang Lang International Music Foundation to train, inspire and nurture a new generation of musicians and classical music lovers.
Seven pianists aged 12 to 17, specially selected for the residency at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, attended masterclasses taught by Lang Lang and his former teacher Gary Graffman.
The public masterclasses showcased 4 of the students’ hard work and progress thanks to the residency at the Fondation. The seven students of this residency were: Avery Lin Gagliano (14 years old, United States), Clayton Stephenson (16 years old, United States), Janice Carissa (17 years old, Indonesia), Elliot Wuu (16 years old, United States), Matthew Chan (14 years old, China), Maxim Lando (13 years old, United States), Sherri Lun (12 years old, China).

www.langlangfoundation.org

The masterclass of Avery Lin Gagliano, student of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, is available Sunday May 31st at 5:30 p.m. (Paris CET): https://youtu.be/OV-g5cjba5k

The masterclass of Matthew Chan, student of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, is available Sunday May 31st at 6:15 p.m. (Paris CET): https://youtu.be/qgfG2DUEe7o
 

SYNESTHESIA – THE CHALLENGE
 
Each week take part in #SYNESTHESIA, the digital and sensory challenge of the Fondation.
 
This week the #FLVchallenge is dedicated to artists Gilbert & George. Their work awakens your senses, share what it evokes to you, whether in music, drawing or photography… Allow your sensitivity to take over and share your content by tagging the Fondation (@FondationLV) with the hashtag #FLVChallenge.
 
Each Saturday a selection of your creations will be published on the social media of the Fondation.  

1 wish ❤️/ 1 artwork 🖼️
Discover works from the Collection with the game "1 wish ❤️/ 1 artwork 🖼️”. Start a conversation on Facebook Messenger with our chatbot Twelvy. Tell him about your current mood and wishes and he will propose to you to discover works in the Collection that are in tune with your feelings.
 
The Fondation Louis Vuitton can be listened to on SoundCloud!
The Fondation Louis Vuitton offers you audio content to enable you to discover the works of the Collection or past exhibitions differently.This week, listen to comments by exhibition curator Claire Staebler on Gilbert & George's work "There Were Two Young Men".
Access the SoundCloud playlist: https://soundcloud.com/fondation-louis-vuitton
 

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