paris: contact

© fondation louis vuitton / ólafur elíasson - dust particle [2014]

the newly opened fondation louis vuitton is a contemporary art venue that drips in prestige, and we're not only talking its imposing structure by starchitect frank gehry, idylically tucked away in the lush greens of bois de boulogne. whoever is granted to showcase his or her craft here, has to be someone with an evocative creativity that marvels the luxury conglomerate like no other. well, such is the vision of artist ólafur elíasson, a longtime collaborator of the louis vuitton brand. opening wed - dec 17 is olafur eliasson - contact, the venue's inaugural exhibition which has been especially commissioned by high-profile foundation. the show has been set up as a sequence of events along a journey, and featuring a wide range of the icelandic-danish artist's brilliantly constructed, immersive installations. each of the installations reflects eliasson's on-going exploration - one that's replete with metafysical elements - of the construction of space, and how we perceive and relate to it. needless to say, this show is an absolute must-see. location: fondation louis vuitton, 8 avenue du mahatma gandhi [bois de boulogne].

© fondation louis vuitton / ólafur elíasson - contact [2014] and bridge from the future [2014] - top and bottom