The Espace Louis Vuitton München is proud to present Wolkengarten, a new exhibition dedicated to French artist Cyprien Gaillard. The works belong to the collection and are presented within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton “Hors-
Exhibition April 12 -
Cyprien Gaillard was born in Paris, France in 1980. In the form of sculptures, videos, engravings, photographs and large-
Gaillard also refers to a certain “Hubert Robert Smithson” as one of his references: the amalgamation of Hubert Robert, an 18th-
The Collection has brought together a significant number of works spanning from 2004 to 2019 by Gaillard, one of the most noteworthy artists of his generation. For the presentation at Espace Louis Vuitton Müchen, the artist himself selected two video pieces, screening for the first time in a display specifically reinvented: Real Remnants of Fictive Wars V (2004) and Desniansky Raion (2007). In Real Remnants of Fictive Wars V, Gaillard adds a contemporary twist to both land art and landscape painting by filming a fire extinguisher being set off in a bucolic scene. He also draws parallels between the great battle paintings of the Renaissance and hooligan riots with Desniansky Raion. Bearing witness to the beauty exuding from the apparent violence of his typical visual telescoping, Gaillard’s production opens up new perspectives on our shared environment.
About the Fondation Louis Vuitton
The Fondation Louis Vuitton serves the public interest and is exclusively dedicated to contemporary art and artists, as well as 20th-
The Fondation Louis Vuitton commits to engage in international initiatives, both at the Fondation and in partnership with public and private institutions, including other foundations and museums such as the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg (Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection), the MoMA in New York (Being Modern: MoMA in Paris), and the Courtauld Gallery in London (The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism), among others. The artistic direction also developed a specific « Hors-
Cyprien Gaillard, Real Remnants of Fictive Wars V, 2004. © Cyprien Gaillard. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers and Gladstone Gallery.
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