In 2003 I saw Olafur Eliasson’s installation The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London. It was, and still is, one of the most incredible art installations I have seen.
So when I read that Eliasson has the first major exhibition at the newly opened Fondation Louis Vuitton, I went as soon as I could. Open since 17 December, and running until 16 February 2015, Contact did not disappoint. I left feeling completely enchanted, as if I had just spent some time in another dimension. Set in a series of darkened rooms, each space transported and delighted us.
Buy a timed entry ticket online on the website of the Fondation, you go straight past the lines and it gives you access to all the permanent exhibition space too.
One thing is sure, I’ll be going back to see Contact again before it ends.
- Olafur Eliasson – Contact – Fondation Louis Vuitton, 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris
Take the metro to Les Sablons and it’s about a 10 minute walk (it’s signposted). Otherwise take the electric shuttle bus from Charles de Gaulle Etoile, on the corner of Avenue Friedland, for 1€