Sguardi incrociati a Venezia
Jirô Taniguchi Mariano Fortuny
From June 6th to November 18th, 2014
Espace Louis Vuitton, Venezia
Designed by the art historian and exhibition curator Adrien Goetz, Sguardi Incrociati a Venezia is the third exhibition at Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia. Following Where Should Othello Go? by Pompeo Molmenti & Tony Oursler, and Renaissance, Bill Viola & Carpaccio, this face to face between Jirô Taniguchi (b. 1957), the famous Japanese manga artist, and Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949), painter, set designer and photographer, offers two different views on Venice with striking similarities.
The exhibition Sguardi Incrociati a Venezia brings together more than 30 sketches, made by Jirô Taniguchi for the new Louis Vuitton Travel Book to be launched in Venice in June, with 25 photographs by Mariano Fortuny held in the reserve collection of the 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 di Venezia.