Review: Paris’ Fondation Louis Vuitton

Paris is one giant museum, that’s for sure. However, sometimes you don’t only want to see the city’s sights, but visit a themed exhibition. There are so many great exhibitions going on at the moment, but today I want to tell you more about my experience at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

The Building:

In 2013 the construction of the unusual and impressive building was finished and the architectural masterpiece opened its doors (head over to our article about the opening). Architect Frank Gehry “toys with gravity, using volumes that create cloud-like forms”. Located in the 16th arrondissement, the FLV gets 100 points for the view! Looking at la Défense, you almost feel like you’re in New York.

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Current Exhibition: ‘Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier’

Besides the permanent collections, the Fondation currently dedicates its rooms to Africa by hosting the “Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier” exhibition. Installations, paintings and short movies make you feel the African spirit. According to the FLV, the exhibition aims to “explore the history and identity of the African continent and cultures, which today are essential to understanding the world’s artistic landscape”. Make sure to hurry up, because you can only see the collection until the 28th of August.

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What else?

Besides the many museum rooms, you can find an outdoor space that guarantees fuel for your Instagram feed. Take your time to capture the many mirrors, light installations and artificial rivers. Located next to the Jardin d’Acclimatation, make sure to enter the park after your visit at the FLV. But be prepared: On beautiful days you will have to share the green area with families and loads of toddlers.

 

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Details:

8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris

Open from 12.00 to 21.00

 

 

By Vivien Gilow

Imges by Vivien Gilow and Fondation Louis Vuitton