Ongoing until 24 February 2020, Charlotte Perriand: Inventing A New World pays an important tribute to Charlotte Perriand's work as an architect and visionary creator exploring the relations between art, design and architecture. Louis Vuitton Fondation makes a statement by revealing her as an artist with her very own artistic dimension not just as Le Corbusier's associate.
The exhibition's curator Sébastien Cherruet insists on revealing her independence and personal vision: "It's a shame people only know her as a woman who simply designed furniture for Corbusier – not just for her, but for women of the 20th century (...) People need to see how she designed spaces and the synthesis with art (...) She was able to work from the scale of a spoon to the masterplanning of a city.»
Charlotte Perriand's daughter, Pernette, co-curator of the exhibition explains her mother wanted to imagine a new way of living, far from the conventional bourgeois ideal. The exhibit highlights the multidisciplinary artist she was: an urban planner, designer, photographer and scenographer. She created and collaborated with different artists in the perspective of building a "synthesis of the arts". She naturally integrated paintings, sculptures or ceramics by the greatest artists of the time in her own designs: Léger, Picasso, Braque, Calder... Doing so, she wished to abolish the hierarchy between the different disciplines.
In her spirit, art is everywhere. It is so powerful it can change our society...
Ongoing exhibit from 2 October 2019 to 24 February 2020 (closed on Tuesdays)
@ Fondation Louis Vuitton
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75016 Paris