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2022

20 January 2022 Floater 29 (Lemon Slice) by Derrick Adams

Voicing the Artworks

In this new episode of Voicing the Artworks, Olivia Fahmy, curator of the collection of contemporary african art and of the diaspora, explores Floater 29 (Lemon Slice) by Derrick Adams. In the form of an apparent rest – a young woman on an inflatable mattress shaped like a slice of lemon, relaxing in a swimming pool – , American artist  represents a political act of resistance.


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.


10 January 2022 Commesso box

Voicing the Artworks

Twice a month, an artwork from the Foundation is narrated in pictures. This week, Fabienne Fravalo, curator of the Decorative Arts Collection presents a commesso box created in the 17th century.


2021

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.


Fondation Baur, Genève (CH)    17 November 2021 Loan

Éloge de la lumière (In Praise of Light), Pierre Soulages – Tanabe Chikuunsai IV

Within the framework of its new exhibition, the Fondation Baur, Musée des Arts d’Extrême-Orient (Museum of Far Eastern Art) pays tribute to Japan and Pierre Soulages, whose masterpieces may be said to resonate with the Museum’s objects and the bamboo works of Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, the fourth representative in a line of master basket makers.


Fundación Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao (ES)    22 October 2021 Loan

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.


MAMAC, Nice (FR)    16 October 2021 Loan

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.


Serpentine Galleries, London (UK)    7 October 2021 Loan

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.


Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel (DE)    2 October 2021 Loan

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.


2019

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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