Philippe Parreno: In Tune with the World
Fondation Louis Vuitton
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
75116 Paris, France
11 April - 27 August, 2018
Throughout the galleries of the Frank Gehry building, "In Tune with the World" (11th April - 27th August 2018) unveils a new selection of artists from the collection, of several different mediums, bringing together modern and contemporary works, most of which have never before been exhibited in these spaces.
More than a simple hanging of works, "In Tune with the World" is intended to be an exhibition based on a specific theme. This reflects today’s questions about man’s place in the universe and the bonds that tie him to his surrounding environment and living world, highlighting the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, and even inanimate objects.
Philippe Parreno opens and closes the sequence at the pool level with two videos: the first, The Writer (2007) - at the entrance to gallery 1 - appropriates one of the first robots created in the eighteenth century, whilst Anywhen (2017) - in Gallery 3 - films an octopus responding to its environment, accompanied by a soundtrack inspired by James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.