After putting the brakes on his hectic work cycle, Virgil Abloh is back to the grind in Paris. The Off-White founder and artistic director of Louis Vuitton men’s has hit the ground running, and he’s promising more than fashion collections for 2020. Abloh has announced that he is staging an exhibition of new work entitled Efflorescence at Galerie Kreo in January.
The showcase follows Figures of Speech, a retrospective of the designer’s work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago this summer. Unlike this journey through Abloh’s past, Efflorescence homes in on a singular proposition: concrete. Namely, how humans and the environment can change the rigid blocks that form the foundation of cities, such as graffiti adding decorative flair, or foliage filling the cracks.
Abloh has proffered few clues as to what the showcase in the contemporary Parisian store will hold, but he will be present at the reception on Rue Dauphine on 14 January. Works originally commissioned for the gallery’s “laboratory space” are now housed in some of the most renowned museums in the world, so Abloh’s world domination is set to continue apace.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk