Louis Vuitton host Young Arts Project

The luxury fashion house's project aims to give young Londoners access to the city's most influential art galleries

Louis Vuitton has proved it’s so much more than a fashion house with its Young Arts Project that aims to give young Londoners access to the city’s most influential art galleries.

Every summer its academy is hosted by a different artist offering thirty young Londoners the opportunity to participate in a variety of talks and activities.

This summer the renowned duo Elmgreen and Dragset hosted the academy, choosing the theme of public sculpture.

In addition to a presentation from the contemporary art duo in front of their Fourth Plinth commission, Powerless Structures, the group also attended a talk from Art of the Underground Curator Louise Coysh.

Working in groups, they created four temporary public monuments in distinct sites across London – Toynbee Hall, Dalston Library, Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre and Bold Tendencies at Peckham Car Park, as well as taking a trip to see the Frieze Projects at Poplar Baths.

The week culminated in a curator-led tour on Routemaster buses, beginning at the Whitechapel Gallery and finishing with a drinks reception at the Bold Tendencies exhibition space in Peckham.

The Summer Academy is open to participants of the Young Arts Project through Louis Vuitton’s partner institutions.

However, anyone can get involved through the website REcreative.

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