Fondation Louis Vuitton presents a Frank Gehry exhibition in Venice
"I dream of designing a magnificent vessel for Paris"
Fondation Louis Vuitton will present its latest exhibition, Building in Paris. Part of the foundation's Beyond the Walls initiative, the new exhibition will showcase the thoughts and inspirations of Frank Gehry as he set out to create the renowned Fondation Louis Vuitton building. "I dream of designing a magnificent vessel for Paris that symbolises France's profound cultural vocation," said Gehry of the project.
The exhibition, through the abundant use of models, brings together different elements of the construction process from conception and design to experimentation and implementation. The models are grouped together not only to follow each creative theme but also to reflect schools of fish, one of Gehry's source of inspirations. In addition to the models, an immersive video will further emphasise the vision for the structure.
Building in Paris by Frank Gehry will run from May 27 until November 26, at the Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, Calle del Ridotto, Venice.