Contact, Olafur EliassonⒸ Iwan Baan photography.
The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris opened last Wednesday 17th the second phase of the activity programme scheduled since it´s inauguration, with the presentation of “Contact”, an immersive exhibition by Olafur Eliasson that explores the relations between spectators, exhibition space and the universe, within the microcosmos that the artist has originated for the Foundation. It will be on view from December 17th until February 16th, 2015.
Conceived specifically for Fondation Louis Vuitton, the artworks in “Olafur Eliasson: Contact” appear as a sequence of events along a journey. Moving through passageways and expansive installations, visitors become part of a choreography of darkness, light, geometry, and reflections.
Along the way, optical devices, models, and a meteorite reflect Eliasson’s on-going investigations into the mechanisms of perception and the construction of space. The exhibition addresses the relations between body, movement, and the sense of self, between people and their surroundings.