'200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries': Louis Vuitton's latest exhibition settles in Los Angeles
After a visit to Singapore, the '200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries' exhibition will stop in Los Angeles from July 28 and will be on display at the Louis Vuitton temporary space at 468 North Rodeo Drive until September 6.
The event will showcase a mosaic of brands, talents and friends of the house – spanning arts and culture, the sciences, sports, global causes and more – who were invited to personalize the emblematic trunk. Among them: Supreme; architects Peter Marino and Pierre Yovanovitch; astrologist Susan Miller; Lego; artist Qualeasha Wood; K-pop group BTS; and designers Alex Israel and Fornasetti.
Upon entering, visitors will encounter a robot configuration of trunks before making their way to the briefing room where a magic box, a trunk paneled in digital screens, bridges the Louis Vuitton’s story past and future.
The first of two mains spaces will appear as a warehouse-inspired setting. The original trunks will be juxtaposed with additional screen-paneled magic boxes, each stacked atop the crates that have been used for transport from France and boast an accumulation of shipping labels. Next come, an immersive room from the Brooklyn Balloon Company by Robert Moy, an artist whose colorful epoxy and painted ballon trunk will be entirely surrounded by even more balloons.
After heading up a set of striped stairs complemented by 2D artworks, visitors will arrive at a point where the remaining trunks will be displayed within a vivid scenography. A second installation by Jwan Yosef, will convey the abstract perspectives of his conceptual approach to images.
Upon returning to the main level, visitors will pass through an audio speakeasy that highlights the functioning 200-track jukebox trunk created by british DJ and producer, Benji B. The circuit will include two spaces to extend the visit: an upper terrace with seating, and at the end, a lifestyle area that presents video interviews and a selection of books.
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