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 Cantini, musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Marseille, Marseille (FR)    9 June 2022 - 6 November 2022

Vieira da Silva
L’œil du labyrinthe

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 his artistic path, scattered in private collections and European institutions.

Curators : Guillaume Theulière, assist by Emma Usaï

Museum Barberini, Potsdam (DE)    4 June 2022 - 25 September 2022

The Shape of Freedom : International Abstraction after 1945

Supported by the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, the exhibition The Shape of Freedom: International Abstraction after 1945 opens at the Museum Barberini. It focuses on the two most important currents of abstraction following World War II: Abstract Expressionism in the United States and Art Informel in western Europe. The Shape of Freedom: International Abstraction after 1945 is the first exhibition to explore this transatlantic dialogue in art from the mid-1940s to the end of the Cold War. The show comprises around a hundred works by over fifty artists including Sam Francis, Georges Mathieu, Ernst Wilhelm Nay and Judit Reigl.

Curator : Daniel Zamani

Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (AT)   22 April 2022 - 28 August 2022
MAMAC, Nice (FR)   10 march 2020 - 29 august 2021
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel (DE)   2 October 2021 - 6 March 2022

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

The exhibition Amazons of Pop !, initiated by MAMAC Nice and previously shown at the Kunsthalle zu Kiel, shows in a comprehensive way how complex and heterogeneous women artists’ contribution to the history of Pop Art is. It anchors Pop Art in Europe, explores links with the North American movement, especially in New York, and also examines Austrian Pop Art tendencies at Kunsthaus Graz.

Curators : Hélène Guenin and Géraldine Gourbe (MAMAC, Nice, France) in collaboration with Katrin Bucher Trantow and Barbara Steiner (KunstHaus Graz, Graz, Autriche)

Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)   20 April 2022 - 29 August 2022

An American Woman in Paris

Shirley Jaffe, 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 constitutes her first retrospective.

Curator: Frédéric Paul

Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris (FR)   13 April 2022 - 21 August 2022

Le Théâtre des émotions

From 13 April to 21 August 2022, the Musée Marmottan Monet presents an exhibition entitled The Theatre of Emotions (Le Théâtre des émotions). Bringing together almost eighty works dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, coming from both private collections and prestigious French and international museums, the exhibition retraces the history of emotions and their pictorial expression from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century.

Curators : Georges Vigarello et Dominique Lobstein

Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús, Reykjavik (IS)    9 April 2022 - 29 September 2022

Erró: The Power of Images

Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús is opening Erró: The Power of images, a comprehensive overview of the artist's colourful career that has made use of various media in the visual arts. Erró is one of the few Icelandic artists who has gained a foothold in the international art scene. The Power of Images will display everything from performances, video works, graphics, multiples and collages, to larger works in public spaces and paintings of all scales. All have helped to earn his place in the art history of Europe. Here presented, is the most extensive exhibition that has been realized of the artist's works in Iceland.

Curators: Danielle Kvaran et Gunnar B. Kvaran

Musée d’archéologie méditerranéenne – Musée de la Vieille Charité, Marseille (FR)    8 April 2022 - 16 October 2022

Objets migrateurs
Trésors sous influences

“Objects in migration” have always existed, whether we are considering populations, deities, ideas, languages, musics, cooking habits, or the like. In the present day, when the reception of those designated as “migrants” is increasingly on the agenda, especially in the Mediterranean area, the Museums of Marseille wish to highlight some exemplary journeys, de-demonize the idea of migration, and show how these migrating objects – a source of cultural enrichment – contributed to form, spread and develop the civilization we consider as ours.

Curators : Barbara Cassin / Muriel Garsson

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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