Fondation Louis Vuitton stage new exhibition featuring Matisse, Rothko and Mondrian
'Keys to a Passion'
Fondation Louis Vuitton, the art museum and cultural centre that is sponsored by LVMH and housed in the stunning Frank Gehry designed building in Paris, is staging a new exhibition entitled – Keys to a Passion, this spring.
The exhibition is set to run from April–June and will form the third phase of the foundation's inaugural programme. The exhibition gathers a select choice of major art works, which have been key to the development of modernity, and have changed the course of art history in the 20th century. It includes works from artists such as Mondrian, Malevich, Rothko, Delaunay, Dix, Giacometti, Matisse, Kupka and Severini.
As the exhibition reaches the end of its run in June, there will be an engaging symposium that will examine diverse issues, shared by many global institutions. It will cover themes such as: 'What does it mean to collect art today?', 'Who is currently making art history?', 'What impact does the art market have on this landscape?'and 'What makes a work iconic?'
The exhibition is curated by the Fondation's artistic director Suzanne Pagé and Béatrice Parent who have collaborated with a scientific advisor specifically for the collection, which draws on the close relationships between the Fondation and major French and international artistic institutions. The Foundation's reach has allowed it to secure key works from lenders such as: The State Hermitage museum, Saint Petersburg; Tate Modern, London; MoMA, New York; The Munch Museum, Oslo; Guggenheim, New York and many more.