Viewpoints of Venice: Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia presents Sguardi Incrociati a Venezia 

The third exhibition installment at Louis Vuitton’s  Espace Venezia will present an cultural clash of the work of Japanese manga artist Jirô Taniguchi (b. 1957) and photographer and set designer Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949.) The work of the two celebrated artists offers two personal views on the city of Venice which, while obviously conflicting, simultaneously present striking similarities.

Sguardi Incrociati a Venezia is the third exhibition at Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, and is curated by art historian Adrien Goetz. Following Where Should Othello Go? by Pompeo Molmenti and Tony Oursler, and Renaissance, by Bill Viola and Carpaccio, will be opening next month and will coincide with the 14th International Architecture Awards, directed by Rem Koolhaas and presented at the Giardini and Arsenale.

The exhibition will debut over 30 sketches by Jirô Taniguchi, created exclusively for the new Louis Vuitton Travel Book, (also set for a June launch,) alongside 25 photographs by Mariano Fortuny held in the reserve collection of the Palazzo Fortuny. Furthermore, the exhibition will showcase a selection of films and books, meticulously restored thanks to the Louis Vuitton partnership with the Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia (MUVE).


by Roberta Lister

Sguardi Incrociati a Venezia will run from June 6 to November 18 2014