The French Senate has given permission to Bernard Arnault
to construct his Foundation Louis Vuitton pour la
Création which will contain Arnault’s art collection, with artworks ranging
from Picasso, Yves Klein, Richard Serra and Mark Rothko. The architect Frank
Gehry, who previously dealt with the Guggenheim in Bilbao and Abu Dhabi, will
deal with its construction according to Forbes.
Permission has been given to Arnault after having been taken away due to
the fact that the garden in which the museum should be build on is a “site
classé”, that is, a place protected by the Arts, therefore no constructions
would be normally allowed. In this case though, after claiming the procedure to
be “cavalier legislatif”, it could come to life.
plans brought forward to install the unidentified remains of 1,123 victims of the World Trade Center
attack in a wall of the upcoming National September 11 Memorial and Museum have
caused the reactions of the victims' families, who don’t agree with the bones
and ashes being put in a museum, which makes it a rather dark spectacle. In
addition, as The New York
explains, the remains would be celebrated with a citation from book nine of Virgil's "Aeneid"
— "No day shall erase you from the
memory of time" - which
conveys an odd literary connection: that of the warrior.
discloses Max Mara
Art Prize Shortlist: See the work of the five finalists for the
gallery's women-artists-only biannual award, that awards a six-month residency
in Italy, a show at Whitechapel, and finances to complete a project. (curated by eleonora galasso)