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Olivier Michelon, who has been at the helm of the Musée des Abattoirs—the FRAC institution in the Midi-Pyrenees region—for over three years, will leave his position in Toulouse to become the new chief curator at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris next March.

In a statement released on December 3, the modern and contemporary art museum in Toulouse said that Michelon would still be in charge of its upcoming exhibition dedicated to Antoni Tàpies, which opens on February 12.

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The J. Paul Getty Trust awarded the Third Annual J. Paul Getty Medal to Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry at a gathering of arts and community leaders at the Getty Center in Brentwood on Monday evening, September 28. Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel introduced Gehry, who was honored for transforming the built landscape with buildings such as Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

“There have been very few individuals who have changed the course of architecture, and Frank Gehry is one of them."

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Paris’ Fondation Louis Vuitton collection was designed according to four axes: contemplative, subjective expressionist, Pop art, and music/sound. Following two hangings—the first in the autumn of 2014, which exhibited a limited set of works representative of the four categories and from the field of architecture, and the second taking place in the winter of 2014 until the spring of 2015, adhering to the expressionist and contemplative axes—the third part of the collection was inaugurated on June 3, 2015, bringing together Pop art and sound works, which are to be exhibited until October 2015.

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The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has created a series of immersive light installations for Paris’ Fondation Louis Vuitton. Eliasson, who is widely considered one of the most influential and pioneering artists of his generation, is best known for his sculptures and large-scale installations that employ natural materials. “Olafur Eliasson: Contact” marks the launch of the second phase of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s inaugural program. 

The Fondation, which opened in October, was established by the French multinational luxury goods conglomerate, LVMH Group. It is housed in a building commissioned by LVMH’s chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bernard Arnault, and designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Frank Gehry.

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