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Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Daniel Buren's Observatory of Light

Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Daniel Buren's Observatory of Light

Kaleidoscope of colour

Text: Faizal Dahlawia


Image: Fondation Louis Vuitton

The iconic Fondation Louis Vuitton has just been injected with bright bursts of colour thanks to a revolutionary new art show. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

Renowned visual artist Daniel Buren has taken over the Fondation Louis Vuitton and injected a kaleidoscope of colour into the museum's façade. Unveiled today, the Observatory of Light project sees Buren place coloured filters onto parts of the building's 3600-piece glass exterior. The signature sails have been illuminated with 13 different filters that now create an ever-changing colourful form, depending on the time and season.

Fondation Louis Vuitton Daniel Buren

"There is a quantity of mirror effects here at the Fondation that actually don't come from mirrors but from the windows," said Buren. "Almost everywhere something is reflected through the colouring of the sails, all those reflections will become more and more present and will awake those sleeping mirrors that are everywhere. I think that this will enable visitors to further understand and enjoy the singularity of this architecture." 

Discover the colourful masterpiece with Buro 24/7 Middle East...

Fondation Louis Vuitton Daniel Buren

Fondation Louis Vuitton Daniel Buren

Fondation Louis Vuitton Daniel Buren

Fondation Louis Vuitton Daniel Buren

Fondation Louis Vuitton Daniel Buren

Fondation Louis Vuitton Daniel Buren

For more information, visit fondationlouisvuitton.fr.

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