The Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, inaugurated in 2011, is located at the center of Omotesando, the most beautiful area in Tokyo where many trends and cultural movements spring. Embodying Louis Vuitton’s and Japan’s shared passion for creativity, the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo is a glass box on the top floor of the Louis Vuitton building designed by Japanese architect Jun Aoki. It is both a visually stimulating architecture and an exhibition place encouraging creation of new contemporary artworks.
The Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo is honored to present Plateaus (2014) by Rashid Johnson, exhibited for the first time in Japan. Echoing his culture and highly diverse influences, the American artist draws on both American history and African history, politics, and philosophy. This diversity is reflected in the wide range of materials he uses, including wax, wood, steel, copper, shea butter, ceramics, as well as found objects such as books, vinyl LPs, videotapes, plants and walkie-talkies. Johnson challenges cultural, personal and racial identity, mixing material and historical references. Still, his works are not necessarily demonstrative – they are to be seen as puzzles in which materials, figures and objects work to express emotional states.
Louis Vuitton Omotesando Bldg.
7F 5-7-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0001 - Japan
Open every day from 11am to 7pm
Open on national holidays except January 1st and Omotesando store holidays.
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