French fashion house Louis Vuitton has some amazing videos of Indonesian art and Angelina Jolie in Cambodia. Powerful, intense and stylish.
Trans-Figurations: Indonesian Mythologies
From June 24 to October 23, 2011
Artists: Heri Dono / Arie Dyanto / Mella Jaarsma / Jompet Kuswidananto / Agung Kurniawan / Eko Nugroho / Garin Nugroho / Ariadyhitya Pramuhendra / Eko Prawoto / Bayu Widodo/ Tintin Wulia
For its 16th exhibition, the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton continues its regular exploration of emerging artistic scenes in distant countries with the presentation of Trans-Figurations: Indonesian Mythologies. It opened on June 24. The Espace culturel invites visitors to discover an energetic and effervescent generation of Indonesian artists.
Exhibition curators: Hervé Mikaeloff
Scenography: Alain Batifoulier and Simon de Tovar
Info on Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton
60, rue de Bassano – 75008 Paris, France
Entrance by the Louis Vuitton shop:
101, avenue des Champs Elysées – 75008 Paris, France
Monday to Saturday: noon to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The above video is a full interview with Angelina Jolie by Louis Vuitton. In it, she discusses how her visits to Cambodia were a life-changing experience, awakening her to the plight of Third World countries. She adopted her eldest son, Maddox, from Cambodia and she and Brad Pitt established the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which is active in community development and conservation in the country.
She’s barefoot, wearing her own clothes, just a little makeup and toting her own elegantly weathered monogrammed Alto bag. Yet Angelina Jolie looks radiant and completely in her element, reclining on a wooden boat in a verdant, lakeside landscape in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province. Jolie discovered the country in 2000 when she filmed Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and it sparked her humanitarian activism.
She’s the latest celebrity to pose for Louis Vuitton’s popular “Core Values” campaign—and surely the only one who brought four children to the photo shoot, some of whom had to be shooed out of Annie Leibovitz’s frame.
Core Values celebrates Vuitton’s timeless classics in real situations on ‘real’ people—meaning celebrities rather than models—and runs alongside their seasonal ‘fashion’ campaigns.
The campaign is expected to run for at least 18 months.
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