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GIACOMETTI AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON SEOUL

  • GIACOMETTI AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
  • GIACOMETTI AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
  • GIACOMETTI AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
  • GIACOMETTI AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
From October 31, 2019 to January 19, 2020, the Fondation Louis Vuitton presents eight works from the Collection for the inauguration of this new venue.

On the occasion of its opening, the Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul is proud to announce the presentation of an exhibition dedicated to major artist Alberto Giacometti. This presentation has been produced in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton's "Hors-les-murs" programme, showcasing holdings of the Collection at the Espaces Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Beijing and now Seoul, thus carrying out the Fondation's intent to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public.

Giacometti's work combined daily experience of the model with timeless forms of ancient references. As the bodies he sculpted became thinner, and with a sense of lingering failure over his inability to reproduce his models as he perceived them, he achieved extreme simplification of the forms, reducing them to the essential lines of their precarious existence. His oeuvre, ranging from his early surreal objects to his late delicate silhouettes, constitutes a undeniable milestone in the Art History.

For its very first exhibition, the Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul presents eight emblematic sculptures by Giacometti, that belong to the Collection : Tête sur tige [Head on a rod] (1947), Trois hommes qui marchent [Three men walking] (1948), Homme qui chavire [Man who capsizes] (1950), Femme de Venise III [Woman of Venice III] (1956), Grande Femme II [Tall Woman II] (1960) and Têtes d’homme [Heads of a man] (Lotar I), (Lotar II) and (Lotar III) (1964-65). These works, considered as key masterpieces of Giacometti’s oeuvre, pay tribute to the virtuosity of the iconic Swiss artist. 

Trois hommes qui marchent [Three men walking], 1948, Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris),  © Adagp, Paris 2019
Homme qui chavire [Man who capsizes],1950, Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris), © Adagp, Paris 2019
Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage
Têtes d’homme [Heads of a man] (Lotar III) 1964-65, Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris), © Adagp, Paris 2019
Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul
Maison Seoul
454 Apgujeong-ro,
Gangnam-gu,
Seoul 06015

Free admission

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