19 May 2023 -
07 Jan 2024
The Invisible forest - Fabrice Hyber
Event organised by Fondation Louis Vuitton
The Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia is pleased to invite to discover the exhibition La Foresta Invisibile, an exclusive installation by French artist Fabrice Hyber. Inside the Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, Hyber is bringing the forest of Venice back to life: the trunks of trees planted in the silt several centuries ago to stabilise the islands made it possible to build the city. This forest of wooden pillars forms the city’s base. Some of those tree trunks, long hidden and silent beneath the foundations, reappear here like ancient ghosts. Glass is an indelible element in the Venetian imagination and a material that fascinates the artist, who, alongside a master glassmaker in Switzerland, embraces it for his work. In this exhibit, glass trees and celestial bodies form a monumental stained-glass window framing a space. Within, shadows dance and become light, bringing the place to life, beckoning us to daydream in this crystallised forest and to wonder about the place’s history and memory in light of today’s challenges.
From Friday 19 May
to Sunday 07 January
10.30am - 7pm