Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo
Gallery in The Omotesando, Aoyama area
Louis Vuitton is happy to announce the opening of an art space, “Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo”, on the 7th floor of a landmark building in the Omotesando area on January 15th, 2011. First inaugurated in September 2002, the building was conceived as a Louis Vuitton store with several floors by architect Mr. Jun Aoki. His inspiration was an image of piled trunks, which could beautifully coexist with the zelkova tree-lined streets of Omotesando,
This art space epitomizes Louis Vuitton’s longstanding relationship with the arts, 5 years after the opening of Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris on the 7th floor of Louis Vuitton Champs-Elysées Maison, on January 10th 2006.
The Espace in Paris has been holding ambitious exhibitions of contemporary art three times a year, as well as continually hosting book readings, art talks and happenings. More than 15 exhibitions, which all relate to the central theme of the Art of Travel, have been organized at the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton. With more than 200,000 visitors, this Espace is today conceived as one of the most inspiring art spaces in Paris.
Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo is located at the center of Omotesando, the most beautiful area in Tokyo, which has created many trends and cultural movements. The exhibition space on the 7th floor will have ceilings 8.45 meters high with 193m2 space, and gives visitors the impression of being in an “aerial space” surrounded by the glass. It is also conceived as a space to provide artists with stimulating inspiration.
The Espace in Paris has not only provided opportunities for up and coming French artists to present their works, but also global and prominent artists, such as James Turrell, Joseph Kosuth, Subodh Gupta, Tracey Emin and Do Ho Suh. Similarly, Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo is expected to hold 3 exhibitions per year for young artists as well as established artists, individuals and groups. Artists from around the world and Louis Vuitton will encourage the creation of new artwork and so will make Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo another place for artists to express themselves. Besides holding exhibitions for contemporary art, the Espace in Tokyo will support Japanese artists and give them an opportunity to exhibit their works.
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