KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL, Basel, Switzerland    1 March 2023 Loan

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.

Munchmuseet, Oslo (NO)    9 February 2023 Loan

The Shape of Freedom at the Munchmuseet

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.

Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (Mucem), Marseille (FR)    8 February 2023 Loan

Alexandria: Past Futures at the Mucem

After a first show at Bozar Brussels, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (Mucem) in Marseille presents “Alexandria: Past Futures” from 8 February to 8 May 2023. Through more than 200 artworks, the exhibition re-examines the ancient megalopolis at the height of its history. No less than 200 works of art are on display. On this occasion, the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art has loaned six artworks, including this jar with motifs of sphinges, the god Bes as well as Udjat eyes.

Mémorial de Caen, Caen, France    12 January 2023 Special exhibition

Années pop, années choc, 1960-1975

The Fondation Gandur pour l’Art and the Mémorial de Caen announce “Années pop, années choc, 1960-1975”, their second exhibition crossing art and history, opening on June 23 at the Memorial. The show will delve into social, political, and cultural protest movements in France from 1960 to 1975. It will present the figurative paintings of artists like Eduardo Arroyo, Erró, Gérard Fromanger, Eulàlia Grau, Ivan Messac et Bernard Rancillac, who brought a critical reflection on their time, from the Vietnam war in the aftermath of May 68.


Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon    15 December 2022 Loan

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

The last loan of 2022, "Dédale" (1975) by Maria Vieira da Silva now hangs on the walls of the Museum of Fine Arts in Dijon for the second edition of the retrospective exhibition "Vieira da Silva. L’œil du labyrinthe" (Vieira da Silva. The eye of the maze) from December 16, 2022 to April 3, 2023. The exhibition takes place on the occasion of the thirtieth birthday of the artist's death. The show features 80 emblematic works of the acclaimed Portuguese artist, highlighting her journey towards non-figuration. It includes an additional part devoted to “The Eye of the Collectors”, focuses on the artist's intimacy through her special relationship with Kathleen and Pierre Granville, who were both her patrons and her friends.

Institute of Contemporary Art Miami    29 November 2022 Loan

Hervé Télémaque 1959–1964

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 figuration to Pop art to assemblage, Télémaque has been at the forefront of a number of modes that characterise contemporary art.

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (US)    4 November 2022 Loan

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.

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden (NO)    16 September 2022 Loan

Niki de Saint Phalle

One of the greatest icons of the 20th century, Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) first made her mark in the early 1960s and continued breaking conventions in both art and society. Her work has been of great influence internationally and across generations. On September 16, 2022, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter will open the first presentation of her work in Norway: a retrospective long overdue given Saint Phalle was a pioneer in art and feminism.

Albertina, Vienna (AT)    9 September 2022 Loan

Die Retrospektive

The Albertina in Vienna presents the first retrospective of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in an Austrian museum. The exhibition Basquiat, Die Retrospektive brings together 50 of the artist’s works to illustrate his approach to lines, words and symbols. Pioneer and visionary in the 1980s New York, Basquiat remains relevant, as the exhibition demonstrates through the pictorial and social analysis of his work.

Musée Cantini, musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Marseille, Marseille (FR)    9 June 2022 Loan

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 the internationally renowned Portuguese-born artist, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992). The event brings together eighty iconic and seminal works from the artist’s career, scattered in private collections and a number of prestigious French institutions.

Museum Barberini, Potsdam (DE)    4 June 2022 Loan

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.

Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (AT)    22 April 2022 Loan

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.

Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)    20 April 2022 Loan

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.

Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris (FR)    13 April 2022 Loan

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.

Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik (IS)    9 April 2022 Loan

Erró: The Power of Images

Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús is opening Erró: The Power of images, a comprehensive overview of the artist's  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.

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

Objets migrateurs. Trésors sous influences

“Objects in migration” have always existed, whether we are considering populations, deities, ideas, languages, 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.

Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbonne (PT)    17 February 2022 Loan

Gérard Fromanger. O Esplendor

The Gérard Fromanger (1939-2021) exhibition at Lisbon's Museu Coleção Berardo features a number of series that characterise the artist's work: twenty-six in all, including more than sixty major paintings, drawings and silksreen print as well as his Film-tract from 1968, which was made with Jean-Luc Godard.

La contemporaine, Nanterre (FR)    19 January 2022 Loan

Élie Kagan, Photographe indépendant 1960-1990

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.


Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)    27 November 2021 Partnership

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.

Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)    21 November 2021 Loan

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.

Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston (USA)    20 November 2021 Partnership

Long-term partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science

The long-term partnership between the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art and the Houston Museum of Natural Science established in 2021 is the first of its kind pertaining to the foundation’s archaeology collection. The initial loan consists of a selection of fifteen ancient Egyptian artefacts that are presented among the permanent collection of the Museum.


17 May 2019 Partnership

Partnership with the Dijon Museum of Fine Arts

The Fondation Gandur pour l'Art has signed a long-term partnership with the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon. Eight works from the FGA that echo the museum’s permanent collection.

Musée d’art et d’histoire, Chaumont    7 February 2019

Presentation of the fragments of the tomb of Autrevillle

Two fragments belong to the Chaumont Museum, the other two are a deposit of the Archaeological Museum of the City of Dijon and a long-term loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art.

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