The Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, inaugurated in 2011, is located at the center of Omotesando, the most beautiful area in Tokyo where many trends and cultural movements spring. Embodying Louis Vuitton’s and Japan’s shared passion for creativity, the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo is a glass box on the top floor of the Louis Vuitton building designed by Japanese architect Jun Aoki. It is both a visually stimulating architecture and an exhibition place encouraging creation of new contemporary artworks.
Doug Aitken’s body of work ranges from photography, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to films, sound, single and multi-channel video works, and installations. His art, paradoxically abstract, is centred on human figures and landscape, attaining near-physical sensory qualities that exceed the boundaries of simple visual perception. An immersive projection, New Ocean: thaw offers a new look at the poetic vastness of Alaska, nearing the romantic sentiment of the immensity of nature as represented in the 19th-century panoramas, but seen in the current circumstances of climate change, catastrophes and the melting of the glaciers. This spectacular piece, which belongs to the Collection, has been specifically re-designed for Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo by the artist, and is presented within the framework of the “Hors-les-murs” programme of the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton Omotesando Bldg. 7F
5-7-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0001 - Japan
Open every day from noon to 8 pm
Open on national holidays except January 1st and Omotesando store holidays. Free entrance
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Ice forms VII, 2008 (production still from New Ocean: thaw, 2001). © Doug Aitken. Courtesy of the artist.