Dispatches: Courier’s Perks from Paris

Louis Vitton Foundation 1_Vesela Sretenovic

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Courier trips come in a package of “pain & pleasure.” The former includes long hours of waiting in cold cargo areas with no coffee machines, at times delayed flights, riding in trucks, waiting for customs clearance, and frequent jet lag…but at the end of the tunnel, there are the pleasures of seeing new places and a lot of art! On a recent courier trip, we had the chance to visit the new Parisian museum Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by architect Frank Gehry and opened to the public in October 2014 on the outskirts of Paris’s Bois De Boulogne. It is an amazing sailboat-like edifice made of glass and concrete that makes you feel small yet comfortable, showcasing contemporary art. In addition to the current exhibition of art from China, there are a few art commissions, including Ellsworth Kelly’s paintings for the auditorium, as well as Olafur Eliasson’s mesmerizing installation with sound. These courier’s perks make you alive and ready to jump on a plane again!

Vesela Sretenovic, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art 

Louis Vitton Foundation 2_Vesela Sretenovic

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Olafur Eliasson side by side_Vesela Sretenovic

Olafur Eliasson’s “Inside the horizon” (2014) installation

Louis Vitton Foundation 3_Vesela Sretenovic

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Ellsworth Kelly auditorium side by side_Vesela Sretenovic

Works by Ellsworth Kelly commissioned for the auditorium

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