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envies wishlist Hot Spot I Hot Spot I a fter thirteen years of maturation and six years of construction, the Louis Vuitton Foundation has finally open its doors to the public on October 24th 2014. With this colossal project, Bernard Arnault (director of the luxury group LVMH) wished to create, in the West of Paris, a place dedicated to art that would also be a catalyst for dialogues between works of art, artists and visitors from all around the world. The building definitely constitutes the first artistic approach of the Foundation. Designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry, whose credits include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Louis Vuitton Foundation stands out at the Jardin d’Acclimatation like a crystal palace, a masterpiece that ranks among the greatest monuments of the French capital. On a surface of 11 000 m², including 7 000 m² open to the public, the Foundation has 11 galleries dedicated to the presentation of the LVMH collections, artistic interventions and temporary exhibitions. A modular auditorium (with a capacity of 360 to 1 000 spectators) regularly hosts concerts and international artists recitals. The Louis Vuitton Foundation currently presents an exhibition on Frank Gehry’s building (from October 24th 2014 to March 16th 2015), the occasion to reveal the genesis of Bernard Arnaud’s project. At the same time and until February 16th, the exhibition Contact by Olafur Eliasson is presented. His works connect directly with several of our senses. I ‫رغبـاتنـــا‬ 2 1. Exposition Frank Gehry © Fondation Louis Vuitton Martin Argyroglo I 2. Iwan Baan for Fondation Louis Vuitton ©Iwan Baan 2014 I 61 I 59 ‫الغـزالــــة‬