Event TV: Louis Vuitton champions Chinese art in Paris

Louis Vuitton has unveiled a new exhibition and art collection designed to celebrate Chinese contemporary art at its Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

Bentu, Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation comprises the work of 12 individuals of different generations, who all reside in mainland China.

Some of the works are inspired by traditional Chinese culture, meanwhile others have employed the latest technologies. The artists utilise a range of different techniques and media to produce their creations.

The exhibition opened last Wednesday (27 January) and will be available to view until April.

This exhibition marks the first stage of the label’s year-long focus on the Chinese contemporary art scene, meanwhile the second, also launched on 27 January, comprises an art collection.

The collection showcases the work of 11 artists from the Fondation Louis Vuitton, such as Ai Weiwei, Huang Yong Ping and Huan. It will be on show until September.

Since its opening in 2014, the specially designed Fondation Louis Vuitton has housed works and site-specific installations by the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gilbert & George, Jeff Koons, Ellsworth Kelly, Olafur Eliasson, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. 

Last year saw Louis Vuitton host an immersive exhibition inspired by its own collection, coined Series 3 in London. 

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