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Dan Flavin. From the collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton

Art | April 12, 2017 |

Dan Flavin. From the collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton_001Image courtesy of Espace Louis Vuitton

 

Dan Flavin. From the collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton
Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo
From 1 February to 3 September 2017

 

Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo honors American artist Dan Flavin, a leading figure in the Minimalist movement who devoted his life to exploring the medium of live, and continues its presentation of previously unseen works from the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s permanent collection.

 

Dan Flavin. From the collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton_002Image courtesy of Espace Louis Vuitton

 

Dan Flavin first used light between 1961 and 1963, leading to the “epiphany” moment in his career when he created The Diagonal of May 25, 1963: a long fluorescent strip with a gold-colored bulb positioned on a wall at a 45-degree angle. From then on, he worked exclusively with pre-fabricated fluorescent tubes that came in four sizes and ten different colors, arranging this limited repertoire without alteration or ornamentation.

 

Dan Flavin. From the collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton_003Image courtesy of Espace Louis Vuitton

 

Flavin’s work rejects all religious and mystical interpretations of light, expressing itself solely as a reference to its own presence. During the 1960s and 70s, Flavin began to create more complex configurations such as simple structures, corner installations and his barred corridors. The scale of his works increased to inhabit every nook and cranny of the spaces, stretching from floor to ceiling and along walls, picture rails and corridors. At the same time the artist explored different variations and intensities of color.

 

Dan Flavin. From the collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton_004Image courtesy of Espace Louis Vuitton

 

From the 1970s onwards, the architectural settings Flavin worked on became increasingly monumental, leading him to focus on site-specific installations. Throughout his career, Flavin’s highest ambition was to offer sensory experiences of space by transforming it and enriching it using simple interactions of light.

 

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