Currently closed due to the health crisis triggered by the COVID-19 epidemic, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is determined to ensure the continuity of its 2020/2021 programming and to present the “Cindy Sherman” exhibition this fall and “Icons of Modern Art. The Morozov collection “from February to summer 2021; the program underlines the Foundation’s commitment both for the creation of contemporary art and for the celebration of the main artistic references of the twentieth century.
I. Cindy Sherman at the Fondation Louis Vuitton – from September 23 2020 to January 3 2021
From September 23 2020 to January 3 2021, the Fondation Louis Vuitton will host the first exhibition dedicated to Cindy Sherman, from her last solo show in 2006 at the Jeu de Paume. “Cindy Sherman at the Fondation Louis Vuitton” (initially scheduled from April 2 to August 31, 2020) brings together about 170 works by the artist, produced between 1975 and 2020, over 300 images including Untitled film stills, Rear Screen Projections, Fashion, History Portraits, Disasters, Headshots, Clowns, Society Portraits, Murals, and Flappers, as well as a new series of images featuring male figures and couples. In a scenography designed in close collaboration with Cindy Sherman, the presentation traces his entire career, also focusing on the works he has created since the last decade, including a series of very recent and never seen before works.
Coinciding with this retrospective, the Fondation Louis Vuitton will present to “Crossing Views” a selection of works from its collection, chosen together with Cindy Sherman. Echoing his work, the works of art installed, distributed over two floors, will focus on the theme of the portrait and its interpretations across different disciplines: painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation. The exhibition brings together around 20 French and international artists of different generations through around 60 works, many of which are exhibited for the first time at the Fondation.
II. Icons of Modern Art. The Morozov Collection – from February 24 to July 25 2021
The Morozov Collection exhibition will run from 24 February 2021 to 25 July 2021.
The exhibition, open to the public for five months, will occupy all the galleries of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, presenting the masterpieces of the Collection of the brothers Mikhaïl Abramovitch Morozov (1870-1903) and Ivan Abramovitch Morozov (1871-1921), the great Moscow patrons and collectors from the beginning of the 20th century which brought together one of the most exceptional collections of French modern art (Matisse, Bonnard, Picasso, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Maurice Denis, Cézanne …) and Russian modern art ( Vroubel, Chagall, Malevitch, Repine, Larionov, Serov …).
The exhibition is organized thanks to the extraordinary collaboration of the Russian museums, the State Hermitage Museum, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the Tretyakov State Gallery. It will be an exceptional artistic event in Paris and the first time the collection will be presented outside of Russia. Following the exhibition “Icons of modern art. The Shchukin Collection “at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in 2016/2017, the presentation of the exhibition” Icons of Modern Art. The Morozov collection “will be another great historical moment dedicated to the main Russian collectors of the early twentieth century.
Special measures will be taken to welcome the public in strict compliance with government health recommendations, to provide visitors and Foundation teams with effective protection and serenity during the visit.