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 d’arts de Nantes (FR)   12 February 2021 - 24 May 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) and Michel Hilaire (Musée Fabre)
Curatorial research and expertise: Claire Lebossé, Sophie Lévy (Musée d’arts de Nantes) and Maud Marron-Wojewodzki (Musée Fabre)

Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden (DE)   17 October 2020 - 28 February 2021

Painting 1946-2019

This retrospective exhibition aims to show the remarkable consistency of his oeuvre in spite of its exceptional time span. The works by Soulages exhibited here, on loan from private collections and European museums, create a very special atmosphere in the light-flooded setting of the Museum Frieder Burda, this "white villa in the middle of a park”.

Curators: Alfred Pacquement, Udo Kittelmann

Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)   14 October 2020 - 5 April 2021

Martin Barré

Considered one of the most important abstract painters of the second half of the 20th century, Martin Barré (1924-1993) is featured in a retrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou.

Curator : Michel Gauthier, Rita Cusimano

MAMAC, Nice (FR)    3 October 2020 - 28 March 2021

She-Bam Pow POP Wizz !
Les Amazones du POP

On the occasion of MAMAC's 30th anniversary, the exhibition looks back at a strong axis of its history: the face-off between France and the United States and the borrowing movements between New Realism and Pop Art.

Curators : Hélène Guénin and Géraldine Courbe

Couvent de La Tourette, Éveux (FR)   22 September 2020 - 21 April 2021

Le Mural-nomade. Tapisseries modernes et contemporaines

The Convent de La Tourette is hosting an exhibition this autumn devoted to modern and contemporary tapestry, including the “Muralnomad” tapestries by Le Corbusier. This exhibition is an opportunity to discover the richness and diversity of tapestries created from the 1960s to the present day.

Curator: Frère Marc Chauveau

Musée d'Ethnographie de Genève (MEG), Geneva (CH)    8 September 2020 - 28 February 2021

Jean Dubuffet, a barbarian in Europe

Co-produced with the Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (Mucem), Marseille (France) and the IVAM Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (Spain), the travelling exhibition Jean Dubuffet, a barbarian in Europe moves to the MEG for the third stage of its tour.

Curators : Batiste Brun, Isabelle Marquette

Museum of Montmartre Renoir Gardens, Paris (FR)   28 February 2020 - 31 January 2021

Otto Freundlich (1878-1943) The Revelation of Abstraction

The Museum of Montmartre is devoting a major exhibition to one of the first great creators of non-figurative art, the German painter and sculptor Otto Freundlich (1878-1943). This exhibition is the first of its kind in a Parisian museum since 1969.

Curators : Christophe Duvivier, Saskia Ooms

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