Ouverture - Inaugural exhibit of the new Bourse de Commerce

Bourse de Commerce - Exhibition view, "Ouverture » Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2011
Galerie 2 David Hammons
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Press release

"Overture"- inaugural exhibit of the new Bourse de Commerce | Collection Pinault

To celebrate its recent opening the Bourse de commerce Collection Pinault its inaugural exhibition called “Ouverture” (Opening) features some 200 works by 32 contemporary artists from paintings, sculptures and video to installations, photography and performance art. The exhibition will run through December 31, 2021.

This remarkable show features in the vast central rotunda an ensemble of wax candle sculptures by Urs Fischer, the main sculpture being a reproduction of The Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna. High up in the rotunda are several pigeons that look down from atop by artist Maurizio Cattelan. The exhibition makes use of all ten exhibition spaces and showcases in-situ works throughout—inside and outside. The first floor of the building is the photography gallery featuring works by Cindy Sherman, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, and Richard Prince. The works of two African-American artists will displayed. According to reports, François Pinault has acquired 30 pieces by David Hammons over nearly 40 years and this the first time that this rare ensemble of works will be on view in their entirety. Works by Kerry James Marshall will be displayed on the second floor which is dedicated to paintings.

The paintings gallery will also feature the works of h as Rudolf Stingel, Marlene Dumas, Luc Tuymans and Yiadom-Boakye, who have been showcased in Pinault’s Venetian spaces. The figurative works by Kerry James Marshall, Florian Krewer and Antonio Oba, artists are being presented as part of the collection for the first time.

For all the exhibits within Ouverture, click here.


Marion Fourestier
Atout France-The France Tourism Development Agency