Since 2011, the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art lends its works to the most prestigious institutions in the museum world so that they can be discovered by as many people as possible : from the Juan March Foundation in Madrid to the Hermitage in Lausanne, from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to the Museum of Modern Art in the city of Paris.

The Foundation wished to briefly retrace the purpose of the exhibitions for which it has lent works. These texts are largely inspired and drawn from the sites relating to the exhibitions of the borrowing institutions, for which they are thanked here. 
The Foundation is pleased to be able to contribute to the influence of the artists and the different cultures exhibited through these loans.

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole (FR)   22 March 2019 - 15 September 2019

Tous les sexes du printemps, Jean Messagier (1920-1999)

The retrospective at the Musée des Beaux-arts of Dole will show the work of Jean Messagier in all its diversity, covering his entire career, from the late 1940s to his last paintings in the 1990s. Around a hundred works will be presented: paintings, prints, and sculptures, as well as films and photographs evoking the performative dimension of his work.

Curators : Amélie Lavin et François Michaud

Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme, Paris (FR)   20 March 2019 - 25 August 2019

Helena Rubinstein, l'aventure de la beauté

The exhibition « Helena Rubinstein. L’aventure de la beauté » (“Helena Rubinstein. The Adventure of Beauty”) featuring over 300 objects and documents, retraces the career of Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965), creator of the famous cosmetics brand. This chronological and geographical presentation reveals the outstanding career of this exceptional woman - innovator, businesswoman, collector and patron - who reinvented the "concept of beauty" by adapting it to the modern world.

Curators : Michèle Fitoussi, Iris Meder and Dorota Sniezek

The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (JP)   19 February 2019 - 19 May 2019

Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism

For its 60th birthday, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo is hosting a grand exhibition dedicated to Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known by his pseudonym Le Corbusier (1887-1965), the architect who designed this very building.

Curator : Hiroya Murakami

Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc pour la Culture, Landerneau (FR)   16 December 2018 - 22 April 2019

Mitchell/Riopelle. Un couple dans la démesure

Key figures in abstract painting of the second half of the 20th century, American painter Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) and Canadian painter Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002), belong, like Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin, Lee Miller and Man Ray, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock, to the realm of sentimental and artistic mythologies that reveal the full significance of a close emotional bond between two passionate and daring artists. For the very first time, an exhibition retraces their respective artistic careers in the light of their relationship, from their first meeting in 1955 until their separation in 1979. Iconic and mainly large format pieces will be presented in Landerneau, the fruits of their work accomplished within the special context of their shared lives.

Curator: Michel Martin


Musée départemental Arles antique, Arles (FR)   15 December 2018 - 22 April 2019

The Army of Rome, the Power and the Glory

Never would the expansion of Rome have been so rapid, nor would its territory have covered so vast an area for such a long time without the incredible fighting strength of its army. As well as being an instrument of conquest, it also guaranteed the Roman Empire a long period of peace. The exhibition presented at Arles shows how the army was organised, its strength and skills, while retracing its development from the 2nd century BC to the end of the Empire.

Curators: Katia Schörle (Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins), and Claude Sintes


Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)   21 November 2018 - 22 April 2019

París pese a todo. Artistas extranjeros 1944 - 1968

This exhibition explores the contribution made by foreign artists to the dynamism of the École de Paris after the Second World War. Still considered as a point of reference and stimulation for modern art, the French capital retains intact its aura as a "City of Light" inherited from the 19th century and still exerts a magnetic attraction on artists from all over the world.

Curator : Serge Guilbaut

Museum Tinguely, Bâle (CH)    5 June 2018 - 10 June 2019

Enlarged presentation of the Jean Tinguely collection

As part of the presentation of its permanent collection, the Tinguely Museum offers a chronological and thematic tour of Jean Tinguely's artworks from 1955 to 1991, highlighting certain groups of particularly important artworks.

Curator : Sandra Beate Reimann

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