Xavier Veilhan inaugurates the Espace Louis Vuitton in Tokyo

January 15 - May 8, 2011

In tribute to the 5th anniversary of the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris, Louis Vuitton is delighted to host French artist Xavier Veilhan for the inaugural exhibition of the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo.

Famous for his installations anchored in urban reality, Veilhan received special recognition in 2009 thanks to an exhibition of his works at the Château de Versailles.

In creating this exhibition, Xavier Veilhan drew inspiration from the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, suspended between heaven and earth on the 7th floor of the Louis Vuitton Omotesando Building. Christened “FREE FALL”, the exhibition was “conceived specifically for this central, weightless place”, he notes. “It invites me to reconstitute the mental and aerial dimensions which can be reached through art.”

FREE FALL is an invitation to experience the emotion of a weightless trip similar to what feels the visitor when he discovers the Espace.

Four originals art works have been created for the exhibition, with the support of Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo and Galerie Perrotin–Paris.

photos Sebastian Mayer