Louise Blouin Foundation

Louise Blouin Foundation
3 Olaf Street
Greater London
W11 4BE




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The Louise T Blouin Institute opened in October 2006 with a solo exhibition of Light by James Turrell and aims to generate and disseminate knowledge about the arts and the science of creativity. The Foundation provides 35,000 sq ft of exhibition space and lecture facilities, and creates a platform for contemporary art and affiliated events.

DESIGN HIGH Exhibition at the Louise Blouin Foundation
25 June - 30 August 2009

The Louise Blouin Foundation is delighted to announce its partnership with Carpenters Workshop Gallery, one of the world’s leading design art dealers, in a collaborative exhibition that will feature several of the most important and innovative artists in the field of contemporary design art. Design High will specifically address the tensions that exist between craft and fine art among some of the most innovative established and emerging artists in the field, including Marc Quinn, Pablo Reinoso, Thierry Dreyfus, Vincent Dubourg and Sebastian Brajkovic. Working in an idiom that does not preclude a purpose beyond formalist or subjective aims, design art is both celebrated and dismissed for embracing some form of functionality or usefulness.

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Opening hours

10.00 - 18.00 Tuesday-Friday
noon-18.00 Saturday
10.00 - 21.00 Thursday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Closed: Sunday, Monday

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Free Entry

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Exploring Inward

  • 27 January — 6 February 2015 *on now

Neither Europe nor Asia, Azerbaijan is a country of diversity, rich culture and contrasts. The historic mix of ancient empires and the emerging contemporary nation are producing a fascinating cultural scene. Baku the cosmopolitan capital's contemporary art scene is booming with numerous galleries opening across the city, Museum of Modern Art [MIM], the Yay Gallery and the Yarat contemporary Art Space.

As different as the work of young Azerbaijani artists Aida Mahmudova and Faig Ahmed is, both radiate the same spirit, the same mood of exploration. Mahmudova is showing a monumental landscape 17-metre-long canvas and Ahmed’s installations experiment with traditional Azeri carpets.

The curator Farah Pirieva says, '[...]both artists explore from within, both share the explorer’s curiosity the constant journey to discover what is inside'

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