In late October, the Fondation Louis Vuitton contemporary art museum opened in Paris’ Bois de Boulogne, and there’s every reason to believe that the children playing in the nearby Jardin d’Acclimatation zoological garden will mistake it for un monstre mal.
But le musee will in fact be home to a dazzling, zeitgeisty collection featuring works by Ellsworth Kelly, Olafur Eliasson, Pierre Huyghe and Christian Boltanski, amongst other exalted art world names. Its inaugural feature exhibition will be an encomium to the aesthetically confrontational architect himself: Frank Gehry will run through March 2015.
In the meantime, for an appropriate dose of inaugural cultural frisson, Kraftwerk plays a run of shows through November 14.
Here’s what it all looks like.