Anthony Caro
Anthony Caro - solo exhibition

The van Buuren Museum, in collaboration with the Caro Foundation and the Daniel Templon Gallery, has decided to exhibit the work of a major name, not only in English sculpture, but also on the international stage: Anthony Caro (1924-2013). The artist’s sculptures will grace this stunning setting during the spring and summer of 2017.
Even though modern and contemporary sculpture follows in the footsteps of the previous centuries, there is one significant difference: it has become autonomous and no longer fulfils a specific function. Modern-day artists express themselves in all freedom. Anthony Caro, much acclaimed for his innovative approach of removing the sculpture from its plinth and encouraging direct interaction between viewers and the work, exemplifies this trend magnificently. He saw sculpture as a form of art that opens up onto space.
Visitors will have an opportunity to lose the world in the paths of the park’s Labyrinth, to peacefully meditate in the Jardin du Cœur, both designed by René Pechère, and to explore the marvellously picturesque garden or stroll through the recently restored rose gardens Jules Buyssens originally created.
Galerie Templon will be presenting ‘Table Pieces and Late Sculptures’, an original collection of indoor sculptures by Sir Anthony Caro in Brussels from June 1 to July 22, echoing the exhibition of his works in the gardens of the Musée Van Buuren.

From 5/10/2017 to 10/8/2017


Ivan Navarro
In collaboration with DOMINIQUE PERRAULT 

As part of its artistic and cultural brief, GRAND PARIS EXPRESS has announced that Iván Navarro will be one of its guest artists, working with architect Dominique Perrault (DPA) on the future Villejuif-Institut Gustave Roussy station.

Grand Paris Express is Europe’s largest urban infrastructure project, with 200-km of new automated metro lines and 68 new stations to build by 2030, designed by influential modern architects. As part of this unprecedented urban transformation project, and to promote the emergence of a unified city-wide identity, Société du Grand Paris (SGP) has launched a major arts programme under the direction of José-Manuel Gonçalvès.

Each new station will be the setting for a lasting artistic intervention, fruit of the convergence between two creative worlds, architect and artist working in tandem. The programme will lead to the creation of a vast body of multi-disciplinary art, with an impact simultaneously local and city-wide.

Iván Navarro and Dominique Perrault are one of the first architect-artist pairs to be announced. They will work together on the Villejuif Institut-Gustave Roussy station, collaborating on a project focused on sensations of depth and the interplay of light.



Gérard Garouste
Les Garouste, Complot de famille - solo show

This is a very singular exhibition which will be presented this summer at the Hauterives Palace / Drôme. Singular in two ways. For the first time, Gérard Garouste – emblematic figure of French painting – and his wife, Elizabeth Garouste – designer – exhibit together. For the first time, this is their shared passion for « art brut » (outsider art) that get them together, right here where Facteur Cheval erected his famous Ideal Palace, considered as the international reference of « art brut ».

Quite naturally, the extravagant creations of David Rochline – Elizabeth’s brother, deceased in 2015, found their place in this exciting family venture, like the ones of children from La Source association, henceforth at the heart of their artistic and civic concerns.


From 5/06/2017 to 9/31/2017

Valerio Adami
Mondialité - group show

Mondialité focuses on Edouard Glissant and his inspiring call for a global dialogue that does not erase local cultures. In our current moment, there is much to remind of the international debates swirling around cosmopolitanism at the beginning of the 20th century.

Curator : Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza

Artistes : Adonis, Valerio Adami, Etel Adnan, Sophia Al-Maria, Kader Attia, Miquel Barcelo, Alighiero Boetti, Daniel Boyd, Edith Dekyndt, Manthia Diawara, Simone Fattal, Geneviève Gallego,Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Koo Jeong A, Wifredo Lam, Ranjana Leyendecker, Roberto Matta, Steve McQueen, Otolith Group, Walter Price, Raqs Media Collective, Adrián Villar Rojas et Antonio Segui, Sylvie Sema.


from 4/19/2017 to 8/27/2017

Prune Nourry
Holy, Carte blanche à Prune Nourry - solo show

For its fourth Carte Blanche assigned to a contemporary artist, the MNAAG chose to go beyond the close environment of the Rotunda (4th floor) and show the visual artist Prune Nourry’s sculptures in a poetic dialogue with the collections. Fifteen historic pieces of the museum’s permanent collection share in it. Presented in a tour outlined in the folder, Prune Nourry’s worksoffer visual analogies and semantic correspondences, invitingthe visitor to participate throughout the museum in anauthentic reflection on the future of mankind. Arisen from atriptych of experiences in Asia, her creations – performances, sculptures, installations – illustrate ten years of the artist’s work. The tour culminates under the gaze of a monumentalcreation, a fragmented Buddha, in ruins, that takes over every floor of the museum.

From 4/19/2017 to 9/18/2017 


David LaChapelle
Lost + Found - solo show

Casa dei Tre Oci, a splendid example of early 20th-century Venetian architecture, welcomes a major retrospective of David LaChapelle, gathering around 100 works by the American photographer, including the never seen before new series New World.


From 4/12/2017 to 9/10/2017


Pierre et Gilles
Le baiser dans l’art de Rodin à Wang Du – group show

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Rodin’s death, the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Calais pays tribute to the great master of French sculpture with an exhibition focusing on the most famous theme of his work: The Kiss! Through the eyes of international artists – including Rodin, Brancusi, Picasso, Le Corbusier, Jacques Monory, Ange Leccia, Douglas Gordon, Orlan, Pierre et Gilles… and a diversity of media and artistic disciplines (painting, sculpture, installation, cartoon, street art, cinema, photography, video), the exhibition aims to show the evolution of this theme in art, since the creation of The Kiss by Rodin in 1887.

The artworks question the image the image and expression of a new reality. The featured artists all approach The Kiss primarily as a language. Between myth and reality, between codes and protocols of yesterday, today and tomorrow, they (re)think the relation to the Other.


From 4/08/2017 to 9/17/2017

Oda Jaune
'Peindre, dit-elle’ - group show

"Paint, She Said”, celebrates the current buoyant state of painting and particularly of painting by women artists living in France. Grouped under this title (reminiscent of Marguerite Duras' film and book "Destroy She Said") are a selection of established or up-and-coming artists who have clearly placed themselves in a painterly tradition and contribute to its continuing renewal. 

With Oda Jaune, Giulia Andreani Farah Atassi, Amélie Bertrand Anne Brégeaut, Marion Charlet Coraline de Chiara, Nina Childress Béatrice Cussol, Hélène Delprat Vanessa Fanuele, Vidya Gastaldon, Maude Maris Elodie Lesourd, Iris Levasseur Eva Nielsen, Laure Prouvost ClaireTabouret, Delphine Trouche.


From 3/10/2017 to 5/28/2017

Philippe Cognée
Jan Fabre
Pierre et Gilles
Chiharu Shiota
Yue Minjun
Daniel Templon - Portrait of a Gallery

On the 9th of March 2017, the Cultural Institute Bernard Magrez, leading centre for arts and culture in Bordeaux, pays tribute to Daniel Templon through an important exhibition organised at the Château Labottière.

With over 600 exhibitions and 250 artists, the world-renowned French galerist, always knew to pay particular attention to the artistic avant-garde.

The exhibition, portrays Daniel Templon, pioneer and major figure of the art world, featuring five major artists of his gallery, offering different artistic styles: Philippe Cognée, Jan Fabre, Pierre et Gilles, Yue Minjun and Chiharu Shiota.



From 3/09/2017 to 6/25/2017

Gérard Garouste
Golem! - group show

With 136 works from 28 institutions and private lender, this exhibiton at the MAHJ explores the rich future of the Golem's figure in the visual arts, through a journey mixing painting, drawing, photography, theatre, cinema, literature, comic and video games. From the presentation of a remarkable Sefer Yetsirah ("Book of Creation") printed in Mantua in 1612 to the movie clip from Terminator 2, through works of Boris Aronson, Christian Boltanski, Gérard Garouste, Antony Gormley, Philip Guston, Amos Gitaï, R.B. Kitaj or Anselm Kiefer, the exhibition reveals how this medieval Jewish legend still effects today in a globalized imaginary world.


From 3/8/2017 to 7/16/2017

Pierre et Gilles
L'ESPRIT FRANCAIS CONTRE-CULTURES - 1969-1989 - group show

From Narrative Figuration to the hardcore graphics of Bazooka, from Les Editions Champ Libre to the first «radios libres» (a form of pirate radio), from Hara-Kiri to Bérurier Noir, the exhibition looks at the formation of a critical, irreverent, dissenting «French spirit» by proposing a multitude of crossovers and affinities. Through some sixty artists and over seven hundred works and documents, spanning newspapers, flyers, posters, and extracts from films, videos and television shows, it purposely looks to other creative «genres» than those generally in the spotlight of contemporary art.

From 2/24/2017 to 5/21/2017

Pierre et Gilles
Clair-obscur - solo show

Pierre et Gilles embody a highly sophisticated art of the portrait, somewhere between photography and painting. They infuse a touch of humanity to the artificial beauty of celebrity, glorify ordinary people and enchant the world with superheroes plucked from mythology, the Bible or fairy tales. Nourished by art, film and all forms of popular culture, these painted photographs fit perfectly into the contemporary world.

Curator: Sophie Duplaix, Centre Pompidou

From 2/16/2017 to 5/14/2017

Pierre et Gilles
Pierre et Gilles '40 years' - publication

Already 40 years: It was in 1976 when the photographer Pierre Commoy met Gilles Blanchard, a painter from Beaux-Art in Paris, and when they start their four-handed oeuvre on the boarders between painting and photography. Under the name of Pierre and Gilles, art cannot be dissociated from personal issues or intimacy. In order to celebrate this anniversary, the artistes chose to publish a book presenting year by year like in an album.

Published in October by Flammarion, the book offers 350 illustrations, including never published photographs and a sophisticated text by Éric Troncy. It’s all in one : An anniversary, a tribute, a discovery.


Pierre et Gilles - 40 years, artist monograph published by Flammarion,

Available in bookstores on October 18, 2016

Jonathan Meese
Dr. Merlin de Large (Marquis Zed de Baby-Excalibur) - solo show

From February 15 to April 30, 2017, the Carré Sainte-Anne in Montpellier presents "Dr. Merlin de Large, Marquis Zed de Baby-excalibur”, an exhibition by the Berlin artist Jonathan Meese.

Blending references to history, legends and science fiction, for the last fifteen years, Jonathan Meese has been juxtaposing different personalities from various modes of expression such as film, opera, video or live performances. The expressionist forms and colours of his paintings are characterised by bold brush strokes and spontaneous scripts on a black background, completed with objects that are glued on. The artist develops his installations out of various items that he has collected.

The exhibition refers to the mythical legends of Arthur, as well as to the works of Stanley Kubrik, John Boorman and the Marquis de Sade. It consists of a series of paintings on canvas and ephemeral works created directly on the mouldings of the former church.


From 2/15/2017 to 4/30/2017

Chiharu Shiota
Piranesi - group show

The exhibition juxtaposes Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s series of prints “Carceri d’invenzione,” from ca. 1761, with Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota’s 2012 installation Stairway: a web of black threads featuring a staircase. Shiota's heaped yarns create hatches and spaces reminiscent of etching and of Piranesi’s architectural fantasy spaces. The culture-dependent prisons of passion and nightmares exist in the artists’ imagination and incarcerate dreams and memories.

Curator : Emanuela Calò


From 12/16/2016 to 05/06/2017


Omar Ba
En toute modestie, Archipel Di Rosa - group show

The Exhibition En toute modestie – Archipel Di Rosa portrays this artiste from Sete, Hervé Di Rosa, through his influences, preferences and commitments. By bringing together 70 artistes, the exhibition explores the theme from contemporary art to pop arts, referring also to Outsider art, religious art and craft industry.

Curator: Julie Crenn  

With: ACM – Kwame Akoto / Almighty God – Pilar Albarracin – Elodie Antoine – Pierre Ardouvin – Marion Auburtin & Benjamin L. Aman – Omar Ba – Enrico Baj – Rina Banerjee – Raphael Barontini – Zoulikha Bouabdellah – Thérèse Bonnelalbay – Anne Brégeaut – Bernard Buffet – Marcos Carrasquer – Henri Darger – Hélène Delprat – Mathilde Denize – Dewar & Gicquel – Hervé Di Rosa – Jean Dubuffet – Christelle Familiari – Richard Fauguet – Harald Fernagu – Aurélie Ferruel & Florentine Guédon – Charles Fréger – Vidya Gastaldon – Romuald Hazoumé – Hippolyte Hentgen – David Hockney – Benoit Huot – Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel – Milan Kunc – Yayoi Kusama – Carlos Kusnir – Charles Lapicque – Francisco Larios – Léa Le Bricomte – Mélanie Lecointe – Fernand Léger – Eugène Leroy – Natacha Lesueur – Aurélie William Levaux – Pascal Lièvre – Myriam Mechita – Elena Moaty – Pierre Molinier – Lucien Murat – Hassan Musa – Otobong Nkanga – ORLAN – Régis Perray – Guillaume Pinard – Agathe Pitié – Raphaëlle Ricol – Athi Patra Ruga – Lionel Sabatté – Peter Saul – Judith Scott – Sarah Tschann – Sarah Tritz – Willem Van Genk – Alan Vega – Erwan Venn – Marion Verboom – Adrien Vermont – Jean-Luc Verna – Gretel Weyer – Maria Jeona Zoleta – Unica Zurn.

From 02/02/2017 to 9/17/2017

Ivan Navarro
Chiharu Shiota
From here to eternity – group show

From “Where do we come from?” to “Where are we going?” From beginning to end, from origins to eternity, such is the guiding theme and framework of the exhibition, From here to eternity. In his works, guest artist Angelo Musco tirelessly explores the cycles of existence: birth—a recurrent theme in his work; origins and evolution ; the metamorphoses of the human being and nature; mystery; and abysses.

Accompanying Angelo Musco on his journey are works, among others from Chiharu Shiota and Ivan Navarro, that encounter his, engaging in a dialogue and free falling weightlessly into an open space with no beginning or end. Existence can therfore be the intertwining of connections and relationships, sometimes due to chance, other times intentional, like the threads that are woven and (out)stretched, as in the work by Chiaru Shiota.

From 10/06/2016 to 4/30/2017

Daniel Templon, une histoire d'art contemporain
Julie Verlaine
Editions Flammarion

Daniel Templon, une histoire d'art contemporain published by Flammarion, will be available on May 25.
Placing Daniel Templon’s activity in its artistic, economic and political context, Julie Verlaine’s detailed account follows the career of a man whose position has made him a privileged witness to the making of art and the remaking of the art world. The accompanying interviews with Daniel Templon himself are rich in personal recollections of some of the leading artists of our time (such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Helmut Newton, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ben, Daniel Buren, César, Gérard Garouste, and Jean-Michel Alberola). They also offer some frank and vivid insights into the workings of the French art scene.
The English version of the book Daniel Templon, a History of Contemporary Art is to be released mid-June.
480 pages / more than 200 images.

Available in bookstores on May 25