Toronto artist Shary Boyle and Vancouver artist James Nizam are to be featured as debut exhibitors at Toronto’s new Louis Vuitton Maison starting on September 21.
Louis Vuitton has a history of collaborating with prominent artists. Internationally, Vuitton stores and maisons have hosted installations by artists including Yayoi Kusama. The company also maintains dedicated contemporary-art spaces in Paris and Tokyo that have exhibited works by Tracey Emin and James Turrell, among others. It has also produced editions in collaboration with Takashi Murakami and other creators.
Boyle’s new installation Buttermint Equilux and Nizam’s photographs Anteroom (wildflowers in a room) and Anteroom (tree in a room) will be featured in the new Toronto maison’s spaces.
Boyle’s work is due be featured there through April 2013, while Nizam’s works are said to be part of a permanent installation.
This article was corrected on September 25, 2012. The original article stated that Nizam’s photographs were from 2007. While similar in name and manner of production to a 2007 Nizam series, these works were created in 2012.