PHOTO COURTESY OF LOUIS VUITTON
In celebration of Louis Vuitton’s bicentennial birthday, an amazing number of imaginative trunks were created by 200 visionaries as part of the #LV200 project. Now, you’ll have the chance to check them all out in the flesh as 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition makes its way to Singapore this April.
Following its debut in Asnières, France, the travelling exhibition will make its first international stop on our sunny shores at Marina Bay Sands, where visitors can discover the creations up close within an ephemeral presentation space.
A tribute to the French maison’s innovative legacy, the exhibition will showcase the original and unique pieces that were created in collaboration with a mosaic of talents from all walks of life, including BTS, Fornasetti, Lego and Supreme, just to name a few.
Each visionary personalised a metaphorical canvas 50 cm by 50 cm by 100 cm, approximately the same dimensions as the emblematic Louis Vuitton trunk that Vuitton created in the 1850s, making it their own with abstract concepts and dreamlike expressions.
The #LV200 project remains a fully philanthropic undertaking where the artists have directed all their fees to 15 charitable organisations across 13 countries, selected for their focus on uplifting young people through their creative endeavours.
At the end of the travelling exhibition, the trunks will be sold at auction by Sotheby’s in December 2022, with all proceeds going to a scholarship program to bridge inequality gaps.
At 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition, visitors will start their journey in a briefing room panelled in LED screens and move through dedicated spaces with interactive features, including a robot-trunk and trunks staggered at various heights stacked upon their assigned shipping crates.
Dive into realms of creativity in the different immersive spaces where objects, video interviews and books will be on display, alongside an audio speakeasy with a 200-track jukebox trunk, designed by British music producer and DJ, Benji B.
Ready to take it all in? The 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition will run from 4 April to 27 April 2022 at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza from 6pm to 10pm on the first day, and subsequently from 10 AM to 10 PM daily.
The exhibition is free for all, and registration opens via this link from 1 April 2022.