Tuesday, October 19, 2010


The Espace Culturel gallery in Paris (owned by LVMH's Louis Vuitton) is holding a new exhibition that launched last week called:  Who is Peter?-- as in Peter Pan.  The theme of the show focuses on how the mythical character, Peter Pan was highly obsessed with never having to grow up--living with the freedom to play and being carefree, while eternally escaping all the responsibilities that come with adulthood. 

The exhibit showcases the works of 13 contemporary artists--who took this concept and interpreted certain details of the Peter Pan fairytale--using their own forms of art to tell their own versions of the story.  Have a watch at the video below to get a better sense of the collaboration.

Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton press release:

Melonie Hennessy’s installation penetrates time and Laurent Pernot envisages death and eternity. Virginie Yassef, with a giant gold nugget, opens up another world that Arnaud Kalos evokes in a film in which shadows interrupt the treasure of childhood. 

Grégoire Bourdeil takes the pirates by surprise, Jerôme Zonder ventures into the amplitude of love and hate, and the Chinese Ji Ji descends on earth while dreaming. In the window display on rue de Bassano, Jean-Philippe Illanès presents Peter Pan’s house, in which the objects have been strangely revisited. The Argentinian Marina de Caro imagines utopias of education and the Hydrophile (giant soft toy) video by Nicolas Julliard plumbs the ocean depths. Janaina Tschäpe proposes the ecology of Neverland, Peter Pan’s island where Lothar Hempel stages charades and Michel François the construction of ideas.

Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton
October 1, 2010 - January 9, 2011
60 Rue Bassano 
101, Avenue des Champs-Elysees
75008 Paris

Espace Culturel is Louis Vuitton's new art gallery that opened only four years ago, in 2006.  Since the joining of Marc Jacobs back in 1997, LVMH has had a lot of encouragement from the designer to build and create a relationship between its fashions and the contemporary art community.  Espace Culturel has become the outlet that Louis Vuitton dedicates to supporting up-and -coming artists. 

For more information go HERE.

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