27 Apr 2019
28 Jul 2019

SOUVENIRS DE VOYAGE LA COLLECTION ANTOINE DE GALBERT

Musée de Grenoble

Although the Maison Rouge closed its doors at the end of 2018, the Musée de Grenoble is holding an exhibition of the personal collection of its founder, Antoine de Galbert. He was born in the city which gave rise to his passion for art when he became a gallery owner, an activity he then swiftly abandoned to devote himself to forming his collection. Put together during the last 30 years of his life, it comes across today as one of the most unusual of private French collections.

 

It is an implicit self-portrait of its author, for whom the art arena is above all one of freedom. The exhibitions held in Lyon—Ainsi soit-il/So be it, Grenoble—Voyage dans ma tête/Journey in my Head, and Paris—Le mur/The Wall, gave people a chance to discover part of Antoine de Galbert’s collection, but the broad scope of Souvenirs de voyage/Travel Memories further reveals the collection’s coherence and wealth. Above all, it shows how a collection is more than an activity and a set of chosen artists: it is a particular reflection of a personality, a way of looking at the world, and also a philosophy, a sensibility and an existential quest. Antoine de Galbert was fond of saying, not without irony, that his “collection is an addiction”. Travel Memories, in any event, sheds light on the collection’s originality, which is very like its author, preferring the exploration of unknown territories to the art world’s best-known figures.

Je n’aime pas jeter
Sans titre
Angst
Distorsion n°45
Nelson Mandela, Houghton, Johannesburg, April 1994
Aanéén
Tell Me Who Stole Your Smile, 1974
Street Beached
Parvis
Sans titre
Composition décorative
Le nounours crucifié
Sans titre
Effigie funéraire dite Rambaramb
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DOCUMENTATIONS
General information

MUSÉE DE GRENOBLE
5, place de Lavalette - 38 000 Grenoble
Tel. : 04 76 63 44 11
Tous les jours sauf le mardi, de 10h00 à 18h30
www.museedegrenoble.fr

DIRECTION

General curator: Guy Tosatto, director of the Musée de Grenoble.

Curated by Sophie Bernard, the museum’s head curator in charge of its modern

 

and contemporary collections.

CONTACT

Caroline Vaisson / caroline@claudinecolin.com


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