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.

Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel (CH)   25 March 2023 - 30 July 2023

Shirley Jaffe
Form as Experiment

Shirley Jaffe (1923 - 2016), an American painter who settled in Paris in 1949, is a referential figure in abstract painting at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. She claimed, provocatively, to have discovered Pierre Bonnard in New York, then Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol in Paris. This exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel constitutes the second stage of her first retrospective after an initial show at the Centre Pompidou in Spring 2022.

Curators: Olga Osadtschy, Frédéric Paul


Munchmuseet, Oslo (NO)   23 February 2023 - 21 May 2023

The Shape of Freedom

Big, expansive, paint-splattered surfaces; spontaneous actions captured on canvas; new ideas of freedom. A story of post-war recovery and Transatlantic dialogue. The Shape of Freedom is an open invitation to abandon inhibitions and get carried away in the moment.

Curator : Daniel Zamani

Mucem, Marseille (FR)    8 February 2023 - 8 May 2023
Bozar, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (BE)   30 SEPTEMBER 2022 - 8 JANUARY 2023

Alexandria: Past Futures

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (Mucem) in Marseille, in collaboration with Bozar Brussels and the Royal Museum of Mariemont, presents Alexandria: Past Futures from February 8 to May 8, 2023, an original exhibition that re-examines the ancient megalopolis at the height of its history. No less than 200 works of art are on display. Alongside such prestigious institutions as the Louvre, the Allard Pierson Museum (Amsterdam), the Museo Egizio (Turin) and the Museo Archeologico di Napoli, to name but a few, the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art has loaned six artworks, including the majestic bronze equestrian statue of Alexander the Great and a jar with motifs of sphinges, the god Bes as well as Udjat eyes.

Commissariat : Edwin Nasr, Sarah Rifky, Arnaud Quertinmont, Nicolas Amoroso.

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, Dijon (FR)   16 December 2022 - 3 April 2023

Vieira Da Silva. L'œil du labyrinthe. L'œil des collectionneurs

The Musée Cantini, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Marseille, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon (in partnership with the Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Paris-Lisbon) are presenting a retrospective of Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992), the internationally renowned Portuguese-born artist. The event brings together eighty emblematic works, reflecting her artistic path, scattered in private collections and European institutions.

Curators: Naïs Lefrançois, Agnès Werly, Guillaume Theulière

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (US)   28 November 2022 - 30 April 2023

Hervé Télémaque

From November 28, 2022, to April 30, 2023, ICA Miami presents “Hervé Télémaque: 1959–1964,” which brings together over a dozen paintings from the artist’s first five years of production. As one of the preeminent painters of the postwar period, with an artistic output that spans grotesque figuration to Pop art to assemblage, Télémaque has been at the forefront of a number of modes that characterise contemporary art.

Curator: Gean Moreno

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (US)    4 November 2022 - 26 March 2023

Hervé Télémaque
A Hopscotch of the Mind

It is the first time a museum in the United States has opened an exhibition on the work of Hervé Télémaque. Following an initial show at the Serpentine Gallery (London, UK) in 2021, Hervé Télémaque: A Hopscotch of the Mind comes to the Aspen Art Museum with a reconceptualised staging from artist Helen Marten. The exhibition includes paintings, objects, collages and assemblages from the 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, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Helen Marten 


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.

Past Loans