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.

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.

Musée des beaux-arts de Rouen, Rouen (FR)   17 September 2021 - 17 January 2022

Judit Reigl, le vertige de l'infini

Cette exposition est la deuxième issue du partenariat de la Fondation Gandur pour l’Art avec la Réunion des Musées Métropolitains Rouen Normandie (France). Après une présentation inaugurale d’œuvres de Simon Hantaï en 2019, l’artiste Judit Reigl est cette fois à l’honneur avec cinq chefs-d’œuvre de jeunesse, dont un qui a rejoint la collection de la Fondation pendant la préparation de l’exposition.

Commissariat : Florence Calame-Levert et Bertrand Dumas

Musée d’arts de Nantes, Nantes (FR)   12 February 2021 - 18 July 2021
Musée Fabre, Montpellier (FR)   5 August 2021 - 31 October 2021

United States of Abstraction. Artistes américains en France, 1946-1964

The Musée d’arts de Nantes and the Musée Fabre de Montpellier are organizing an exhibition entitled United States of Abstraction. Artistes américains en France, 1946-1964 (United States of Abstraction. American Artists in France, 1946-1964). It explores the strong presence of American artists in France at the end of the Second World War and the way in which they contributed to redefining abstract art in France at a time when the world art map had been disrupted. 

Curators: Sophie Lévy (Musée d’arts de Nantes, Nantes, France) and Michel Hilaire (Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France)
Curatorial research and expertise: Claire Lebossé, Sophie Lévy (Musée d’arts de Nantes, Nantes, France) and Maud Marron-Wojewodzki (Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France)

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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