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.

La contemporaine, Nanterre (FR)   19 January 2022 - 7 May 2022

Élie Kagan,
Photographe indépendant 1960-1990

For its inaugural exhibition in the building designed by the Atelier Bruno Gaudin on the Université Paris Nanterre campus, La contemporaine pays tribute to Élie Kagan (1928-1999), a socio-politically engaged photographer and formidable archivist of his epoch. The exhibition makes use of over 200,000 images – negatives, prints, contact sheets and slides – accompanied by professional archives, entrusted to La contemporaine in 1999 by the photographer’s family.

Curators : Cyril Burté (La contemporaine, Nanterre, France) et Audrey Leblanc (EHESS-INA, Paris, France)

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)   27th november 2021

Vasos Comunicantes. Colección 1881-2021.

Within the context of its partnership with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía established since 2015, the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art plays a role in the new presentation of the Museum’s permanent collection, unveiled in November 2021, and entitled Vasos Comunicantes. Colección 1881-2021.  Thirteen works from the Fondation’s fine art collection have been lent to the Museum and can be seen in the Doble exposición: el arte y la Guerra Fría section.

Curator : Rosario Peiró Carrasco

Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)   21 November 2021 - 29 May 2022

Calder Now

This coming autumn, Kunsthal Rotterdam presents Calder Now, an extensive exhibition that explores for the first time in Europe the modern master’s enduring and unmistakable influence on contemporary art. Calder Now presents twenty sculptures by Alexander Calder alongside works by ten prominent contemporary artists: Olafur Eliasson, Žilvinas Kempinas, Simone Leigh, Ernesto Neto, Carsten Nicolai, Aki Sasamoto, Roman Signer, Monika Sosnowska, Sarah Sze and Rirkrit Tiravanija. The exhibition shows how Calder’s legacy continues to inspire and inform contemporary practice fifty years after the artist’s death.

Curators : Dieter Buchhart, Anna Karina Hofbauer et Eva van Diggelen

Fondation Baur, Genève (CH)   17 November 2021 - 27 March 2022

Éloge de la lumière (In Praise of Light), Pierre Soulages – Tanabe Chikuunsai IV

Within the framework of its new exhibition, the Fondation Baur, Musée des Arts d’Extrême-Orient (Museum of Far Eastern Art) pays tribute to Japan and Pierre Soulages, whose masterpieces may be said to resonate with the Museum’s objects and the bamboo works of Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, the fourth representative in a line of master basket makers.  

Curators : Laure Schwartz-Arenales en collaboration avec Philippe Boudin (Galerie Mingei, Paris, France)

Fundación Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao (ES)   22 October 2021 - 27 February 2022

Women in abstraction

After the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Women in Abstraction, an exhibition that shares a new vision of the history of abstraction from its origins to the 1980s through the works of more than one hundred female artists that span visual arts, dance, photography, film, and decorative arts. By way of a chronological analysis, the exhibit highlights the processes that led to the invisibility of female artists and points out some of the milestones that marked the history of abstraction, while questioning esthetic canons, without defining a new one.

Curators: Christine Macel (Centre Pompidou, Paris, France) and Karolina Lewandowska (Museum of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland) in collaboration with Lekha Hileman Waitoller (Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain)

MAMAC, Nice (FR)   16 October 2021 - 27 March 2022

Daniel Spoerri’s Theatre of Objects

For the very first time, the MAMAC is devoting an exhibition to the artist Daniel Spoerri, member of the Nouveau Réalisme (New Realism) movement, close to Fluxus and initiator of Eat Art.

This astonishing project captures the way in which the artist tackles chance, the anecdotal and the derisory, taking emotion as his starting point. Visiting this exhibition is as surprising and fascinating as strolling through a funfair with all its traps and tricks, its cabinets of curiosities and its banquets. The show highlights the artist's desire to create a new form of art, a global, sentimental and people’s project produced in conjunction with the public.

Curator: Rébecca François


Serpentine Galleries, London (UK)    7 October 2021 - 30 January 2022

Hervé Télémaque: A Hopscotch of the Mind

Serpentine presents a major exhibition of the work of Hervé Télémaque, the legendary Haitian-French artist’s first in the UK. It includes paintings, objects, collages and assemblages from late 1950s to present day. Télémaque’s subversive practice, combining archival and contemporary pop cultural references, traces histories and contemporary impact of racism, imperialism and colonialism.

Curators :  Joseph Constable and Hans Ulrich Obrist 

Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel (DE)    2 October 2021 - 6 March 2022
MAMAC, Nice (FR)   10 march 2020 - 29 august 2021

Amazons of Pop! Women Artists, Superheroines, Icons 1961-1973

With Amazons of Pop! the Kunsthalle zu Kiel will be showing the female side of pop art on an extensive scale with around 40 artists from Europe and the USA. About 100 works from the fields of painting, installation, performance art, sculpture and film will be exhibited and encompass an era of social optimism and political tensions in the period from 1961 to 1973.

Curators : Hélène Guenin and Géraldine Gourbe (MAMAC, Nice, France) in collaboration with Regina Göckede and Anette Hüsch (Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany)


Hall of Ancient Egypt

The long-term partnership between the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art (FGA) and the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) was established in 2021. An initial selection of fifteen masterpieces from the FGA are presented in the permanent hall of Egyptian art of the HMNS. Their unveiling is scheduled to coincide with the opening of the exhibition Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs. The bust of Ramses loaned by the FGA serves as a practical link between the permanent displays and the temporary exhibition, which showcases artefacts exclusively selected from Egyptian institutions.

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville (US)   11 February - 6 June 2021
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill (US)   1 August 2021 - 24 October 2021
Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio (US)   4 March 2022 - 5 June 2022
Nasher Museum of Art, Durham (US)   25 August 2022 - 8 January 2023

Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960

Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960 is the first major museum exhibition to investigate the early work of one of the most celebrated American artists of the twentieth century. It tells the overlooked story of Lichtenstein’s early career and establishes a deeper understanding of postwar American art.

The unprecedented exhibition features loans from museum and private collections, presenting about 90 works from the artist’s fruitful formative years. Many of the paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints will be on public view for the first time.

Curators : Marshall Price, Nancy A. Nasher et David J. Haemisegger

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