Espace Louis Vuitton - Venice Travel Book by Jiro Taniguchi
Venice: Espace Louis Vuitton – Mariano Fortuny – Jiro Taniguchi – Sguardi Incorociati a Venezia – travel book launch. Sguardi Incrociati a Venezia is the third exhibition, until November 18, at Espace Louis Vuitton - Venezia. It is a, “face to face” between Jiro Taniguchi, the famous Japanese manga artist, and Mariano Fortuny, painter, set designer and photographer, which offers two different views on Venice with striking similarities.
Above. Video of the Jiro Taniguchi and his Venice Travel Book and a still of Taniguchi.
Espace Louis Vuitton: Mariano Fortuny – Jiro Taniguchi – Sguardi Incorociati a Venezia. The exhibition brings together more than 30 sketches, made by Jiro Taniguchi for the new Louis Vuitton Travel Book with 25 photographs by Mariano Fortuny held in the reserve collection of Palazzo Fortuny, together with films and books, after meticulous restoration work funded by Louis Vuitton, as part of its partnership with the Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia of which the museum is part of.
Palazzo Fortuny's curator Daniela Ferretti and Louis Vuitton’s head of art and culture Christine Venredi-Auzanneau
Espace Louis Vuitton: Mariano Fortuny – Jiro Taniguchi – Sguardi Incorociati a Venezia – travel book. In Fortuny’s photographs presented here, one recognizes immediately his taste for not just theater, scene setting and stage sets, but also for unexpected lighting. In the cartoonist Taniguchi it is the comic strip, so close to manga, and at the same time so different. Both of them wish to stand out from the crowd and both succeed: Fortuny sought to distance himself from painting, which he practiced himself, sometimes with similar compositions, as, for example, when, he set the depth of the narrow streets in small vertical format paintings, Taniguchi wishes to forget the classical storytelling of the comic strip, divided into a succession of panels.
Curator of the exhibition Adrien Goetz
Espace Louis Vuitton: The Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia launched the publication of the Venice Travel Book designed by Jiro Taniguchi during the opening of the 14th International Architecture, directed by Rem Koolhaas. The Louis Vuitton “Travel Book” collection is an invitation to real and virtual voyages, enriched by intellectual stimulation and poignant moments. In its pages, illustrations by renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting the varied architecture and special light of each place, and recording the passing days and lives of its people.Pin It