Louis Vuitton is opening a temporary location in the Aventura Mall this summer, which offers a full array of Louis Vuitton product categories and collections. A permanent Louis Vuitton store at Aventura Mall, adhering in design to the Maison’s latest global store concept, is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2012.
Underscoring Louis Vuitton’s long-standing relationship with contemporary art, the temporary Aventura location features a space dedicated to a rotation of works by renowned artists, created in celebration of Louis Vuitton’s new Miami home. The first exhibit is by artist, Vik Muniz, whose collaborative work with Brazilian landfill workers was the subject of the Academy-Award Nominated documentary, Wasteland, in 2011.
As part of the inaugural exhibit, Muniz has created a wooden sculpture inspired by Louis Vuitton’s iconic “LV” logo, in celebration of the move to Aventura. Composed of 23 individual logos stacked upon a single base, the sculpture is covered in printed canvas, illustrated with colorful drawings and art work which Muniz created in collaboration with students from the non-profit organization, Spectaculu. Founded in 2000 by Art Director, Gringo Cardia, and respected Brazilian actress, Marisa Orthin, Spectaculu is a School of Scenic Arts, Design and Photography for young people in high-risk environments, giving support and professional development to more than 200 students from in and around Rio de Janeiro. In honor of the opening, Louis Vuitton is making a donation to Spectaculu.