Since 2011, the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art lends its works to the most prestigious institutions in the museum world so that they can be discovered by as many people as possible : from the Juan March Foundation in Madrid to the Hermitage in Lausanne, from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to the Museum of Modern Art in the city of Paris.

The Foundation wished to briefly retrace the purpose of the exhibitions for which it has lent works. These texts are largely inspired and drawn from the sites relating to the exhibitions of the borrowing institutions, for which they are thanked here. 
The Foundation is pleased to be able to contribute to the influence of the artists and the different cultures exhibited through these loans.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)   21 November 2018 - 22 April 2019

Artistas extranjeros en París (1944-1968)

This exhibition explores the contribution made by foreign artists to the dynamism of the École de Paris after the Second World War. Still considered as a point of reference and stimulation for modern art, the French capital retains intact its aura as a "City of Light" inherited from the 19th century and still exerts a magnetic attraction on artists from all over the world.

Curator : Serge Guilbaut

Ludwig Museum, Koblenz (DE)    4 November 2018 - 6 January 2019

Pierre Soulages. Noir - Lumière. Farbe und Geste in den 1950er Jahren

One of the last living legends of abstract art, French artist Pierre Soulages will celebrate his 100th birthday in 2019. His radicalism has marked the history of art, characterized by the colour black to which he devoted himself almost all his life. On the occasion of this anniversary, the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz is presenting an major exhibition featuring some forty works by the painter, including prints and early paintings.

Curator : Beate Reifenscheid

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, (DE)   26 September 2018 - 13 January 2019

Victor Vasarely – Im Labyrinth der Moderne

The Victor Vasarely. In the labyrinth of modernity retrospective presents more than a hundred works by the founder of optical art - or op art - covering more than 60 years of creation. Throughout his career, he has been influenced by various styles. Often reduced to his optical art, the artist creates a bridge between the modernism of Central and Eastern Europe and the avant-garde of the Swinging Sixties in the West. From his first works to his most emblematic works of op art, the exhibition allows us to rediscover this essential artist of the 20th century who better than anyone else reflects the complexity of the modernist movement.

Curator: Martin Engler and Jana Baumann

Kunsthal Museum, Rotterdam (NL)   22 September 2018 - 20 January 2019

ACTIE - REACTIE. 100 jaar kinetische kunst

More than a century after the birth of this artistic movement, Kunsthal Rotterdam presents, in close collaboration with the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais, Paris, a prestigious retrospective on yesterday's kinetic art in the context of today's performing arts.


Museum Tinguely, Bâle (CH)    5 June 2018 - 10 June 2019

Enlarged presentation of the Jean Tinguely collection

As part of the presentation of its permanent collection, the Tinguely Museum offers a chronological and thematic tour of Jean Tinguely's artworks from 1955 to 1991, highlighting certain groups of particularly important artworks.

Curator : Sandra Beate Reimann

Past Loans