Alongside its great exhibitions, Fondation Louis Vuitton tries to spotlight the unknown regions of the art universe. After a focus on Chinese artists, the foundation offers a three-part project named Art/Africa.
The first part is dedicated to Jean Pigozzi’s collection. The esthete businessman sought advice from a contemporary art dealer, André Magnin, to build a lovely collection of Sub-Saharan African artists whose productions have been realized between 1989 and 2009. Among the exhibited artists, are included the three stars Malick Sidibé, Seydou Keïta and Chéri Samba.
The second part takes us further to the south and displays fifteen South-African contemporary artists: three generations of artists are presented, from the pioneers David Goldblatt, William Kentridge and Jane Alexander, and the 70’s generation to the brand-new guard emerged in the 80’s. A cultural identity drawn beyond the various mediums and topics addressed.
Finally, the project comes to an end with an exhibition of the African pieces from the collection preserved at Fondation Vuitton.
At Fondation Vuitton
From mid-April to September 4 2017
Opening hours: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. during the week, except on Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. during the weekend
Full rate: €16
Reduced rate: €10
From 15 April 2017 to 4 September 2017
Fondation Louis Vuitton
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
75116 Paris 16
1 station Les Sablons
tarif enfant: 5 €
tarif réduit: 10 €
tarif plein: 14 €
Horaires : 12h-19h en semaine sauf le mardi, 11h-20h le week-end