In celebration of Louis Vuitton’s bicentennial birthday, an amazing number of imaginative trunks were created by 200 visionaries as part of the "200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition". These trucks recently landed in Singapore on 4 April 2022. This travelling exhibition debuted in Paris, and Singapore is the first international destination following the European location. #LV200 project
This colourful and intriguing travelling art exhibition is a welcomed respite for luxury retail on the sunny bay. A tribute to the French maison’s innovative legacy, the exhibition showcases 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, and that is only a handful out of the sum total of 200 customised trunks you will see at the exhibition.
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. 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.
Here are some of the creations you can see at the exhibition and the personalities behind them.
Visitors will begin their experience in a briefing room panelled with LED screens. They will then make their way to the first main space, a warehouse-like room where original art pieces are juxtaposed with screen panelled “magic trunks”.
To complete this first experience, a robot-trunk — Monsieur Louis – will represent a futuristic transfiguration of object and creator, giving life to the past. Eventually, visitors can make their way through the open space, admiring original pieces as the trunks, staggered at various heights, are stacked upon the carts in which they will continue their global journey.
Walk around the exhibition and immerse yourself in the rich history and creative talent stemming from each trunk. Each area has a unique vibe, from vibrant colours to an industrial warehouse feel.
After Singapore, the exhibition will travel to its next destinations of Beijing, Tokyo, New York and London by the end of 2022. 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. Louis Vuitton may be a high-end brand for many but their efforts to encourage young talents around the world is truly something that we all should appreciate.
With this meaningful goal in mind, do your part to show your support at this exhibition. The exhibition is free for all, and the registration link is available here.
The 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition will run until 27 April 2022 at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza from 10a.m. to 10p.m. daily.