Wed. Sep 18th, 2019

So MoMA under the skies of Paris

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200 MoMA works from New York made the Parisian trip, illuminating the setting of the Vuitton Foundation with their modernity  (translated from French by Alexandre Plateaux).

The amazing building designed by Frank Gehry to house the Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne adapts to all formats, all works, currents and painters: he is a chameleon of art. Since mid-November the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York has put 200 of his works from its collections, tracing any history since its inception in 1929.

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The famous #MoMA in Paris, this is the exhibition not to be missed from October 11, 2017 to March 5, 2018. For 5 months, more than 200 #masterpieces of the largest Museum of #ModernArt in the world will integrate the #FondationLouisVuitton, for the pleasure of #art lovers! (1/3) With its #ParisExhibition #EtreModerne, the #LouisVuitton Foundation is strong: 200 works of the Museum of Modern Art of #NewYork, the famous @themuseumofmodernart, will settle in #Paris. The masterpieces of Alexander #Calder, #JasperJohns, Ernst Ludwig #Kirchner, #FrankStella, #YvonneRainer, little known French museums, will be in Paris for five months, and moreover, on this occasion, the French capital will find masterpieces of #MarcelDuchamp, #PaulCezanne, René #Magritte, #Klimt, #Mondrian, #Dali, #JacksonPollock and #PaulSignac, acquired by the New York Museum since its creation in 1929. Music: #TheMacBand / #RosesAreRed @louisvuitton @fondationlv @magrittegallery #minabasaran

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“Being modern: the MoMA in Paris”, title of the exhibition, shows all the graphic arts, paintings, sculptures, videos and films, installations, photographs, posters or various objects. As the rooms progress, the classics Paul Cézanne and Paul Signac interact with Edward Hopper, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Gustave Klimt, Magritte, Ernst Kirchner, Andy Warhol, Max Beckmann and Frank Stella.


This immersion in the world of MoMA is a kind of summary of the history of the New York museum, witnessing the complex evolution of the arts of his time, since the end of the 19th century, and over the decades. Constantin Brancusi’s “L’Oiseau”, alongside the enigmatic painting “Le Baigneur” by Paul Cézanne, in which the young man adept in baths in the nature, does a disconcerting marvel: no joy, no pleasure emerges from this major work of the painter (Photo credits: Sylvie Roman).
“House by Rail” by Edward Hopper, a past also the Atlantic. First acquisition of the MoMA in 1930, only 5 years after its realization, this painting reflects a certain melancholy, witness of a sleeping America. Bourgeois house on the edge of a railway line, where no trains have been going for days, perhaps weeks, as well as the house, empty of its own occupants. This table of Hopper is a snapshot of a given time. And that’s where he gets his strength.

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The #LouisVuitton Fondation gathers the best pieces of a 90 years history now and since its creation by 4 women, the #MoMA is dedicated only to the contemporary #plasticarts, acquiring the best of the world transdisciplinary production. The 200,000 works in the #artcollection – paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, videos, objects of #architecture and #design and performance – "celebrate creativity, open-mindedness, tolerance and generosity". (2/3) This #exhibition is made possible by the extension works of the @themuseumofmodernart, signed #DillerScofidio + Renfro, works that should be completed in 2019 to unveil a new, denser presentation. We already know the #comics of #RoyLichtenstein, #CampbellSoupBoxes, famous painting of #AndyWarhol (1962), the Bird in space of #ConstantinBrancusi, a Bather of Paul #Cezanne, a cameo of Elvis, the #RainbowFlag, #Steamboat Willie of #WaltDisney, Echo: Number 25 of Jackson Pollock , 144 Lead Square by #CarlAndre (1969) will be from the trip. If the course seems chronological, we were surprised by its contemporaneity! Yes, it was at #MoMA that #SpaceInvaders (1978) ended, and the 176 #DOCOMO emojis created in 1999 by #ShigetakaKurita. Music: #LorettaSinclair / EverytimeWeTouch @fondationlv @louisvuitton @louisvuittonexhibition @louisvuittonart @louisvuittonsupreme @louisvuitton.style @louisvuitton.world @louisvuittonclub @louisvuitton.addicted #usatoday #meghanmarkle #tmz #fashionshow #lelepons #studio54 #IvanaTrump

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Several industrial objects, witnesses of their time too, are displayed, staged like true works of art: an outboard propeller, or a ball bearing… Global upheavals and jolts in the exhibition of the Vuitton Foundation, through the exhibition of Soviet propaganda issues, Walt Disney films, or the work of Jackson Pollock (Echo: number 25) and Willem de Kooning (Woman I), or the astonishing and moving triptych of Max Beckmann, The Departure, realized in the years 1932-1935, marriage of love, torture, movement, death, hope, travel and the promised land.
The Pop Art and Minimalism Movements are of course represented, with Andy Warhol’s iconic “Campbell’s Soup Cansd’Andy” exhibited for the first time in France, as well as “New Jersey” by Diane Arbus or “USA Today” by Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
Videos, special audio or luminous effects occupy a large part of the space, in a minimalist scenography to the extreme, implementing better the works in relief.
The walk to the Vuitton Foundation ends with a pilgrimage on the various cascading terraces, and along the basins with mirrors… a magical place, undoubtedly among the few buildings the most accomplished of the beginning of the 21st century in Paris.

Vuitton Foundation, Bois de Boulogne, Paris, metro L1 station Porte Maillot
Until March 5, 2018

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In 2016, the #LouisVuittonFoundation had achieved a coup by exposing part of the #Shchukin #artcollection, in the middle of freezing diplomatic relations with #Russia. (3/3) In October 2017, the institution of the #BoisDeBoulogne reoffends by presenting 200 #multidisciplinary works tracing the history of the #MoMA of #NewYork. Filigree, an American look on modernity, from the 30s to the present day. Founded in 1929 by three Angels, wealthy patrons #AbbyRockefeller, #LillieBliss and #MaryQuinnSullivan, the #NewYorkMuseum has from the outset wanted his time: he bought movies from 1935, adopts in 1940 to a photography Art department and is gaining a reputation in #ModernArt and #industrialdesign. Today, his collection is rivaled by the #ParisMuseum, the #CentrePompidou. If the icon MoMA, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by #Picasso, is not the journey, the #LouisVuitton Foundation has managed to get some masterpieces loaned for the first time in France, like #TheModernProcession #artvideo by #FrancisAlys (2002) and a subsequently declined #OscarAward, or #USAToday by #FelixGonzalezTorres. Fireworks in anticipation. Music: #Risqué / #Starlight @fondationlv @themuseumofmodernart @ratedmodernart @artvideo_post @artist_video @art.surrealism @britishmuseum @museumludwig @metmuseum @museum @brooklynmuseum @designmuseum @museumnetwork @vamuseum @hammer_museum #perezhilton #studio54

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