Per Kirkeby


Château La Coste, in conjunction with Michael Werner Gallery, is delighted to announce Matter is Light, an exhibition of paintings and sculptors who aims to celebrate the life and legacy of this great danish artist, a major figure of the European art. Equally important to his development as a painter and sculptor are the many experiments with architecture and performance Kirkeby carried out during his student days and into the 1970s

Exhibition from the 3rd of November to the 21st of January

Jean Prouvé


Sixty pieces will be presented in the exhibition pavilion designed by Renzo Piano. Furniture and architectural elements from the collection are for the most part prototypes, unique pieces, notably : a Centrale table, Antony (1954), a Présidence desk (1955), a lighted ramp from Le Mans (1954) and a swing-jib lamp fromAfrica (1952), as well as various types of facades such as a porthole panel from the Casino de Royan (1951), apanel from the Fédération du Bâtiment (1949), and a sliding door from the Pavillon du Centenaire de l’Aluminum (1954).
Exhibition from the 25th of November to the 5th of March





Château La Coste, in conjunction with Kerlin Gallery and Yoshii Gallery, is delighted to announce Broken, the first major solo exhibition in the South of France by the celebrated Dublin-based artist Guggi. The exhibition consists of new sculpture and works on paper.

Exhibition from the 26th of August to the 11th of November 2018

Cy Twombly


The exhibition comprises of thirty photographs including intimate spaces, landscapes, and natural subjects, taken between 1985 and 2008. From his days as a student at Black Mountain College until his death in 2011 at the age of 83, Twombly captured his daily life in photographs. He recorded the landscapes of Virginia and the coasts of Italy; details of ancient buildings ; and still lifes of objects and flowers.
Exhibition from the 26th of August to the 1st of November

Thomas Dozol

I AND THEM 08/18

For Château La Coste, Dozol decided to combine and contrast three separate bodies of work: his first photographic series; his first foray into screen-printing on paper; and his most recent works layering photography and screen-printing onto large format canvases.

Exhibition from the 26th of August to the 25th of October 2018

Sophie Calle


Death, loss and love are explored in two exhibitions that include a series of large black and white tombstone photographs laid out on one gallery floor, her more recent “Autobiography” series, and her seminal work “Exquisite Pain”, the first time this has been shown in France since her 2004 exhibition at the Centre Pompidou.

Exhibition from the 2nd of July to the 15th of August 2018

Jean Prouvé & Richard Rogers


In 2015, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners adapted a Jean Prouvé 6×6 Demountable House, 1944, designed for the victims of Word War II in the Lorraine region. While preserving the integrity of the original structure, Richard Rogers and his team have added electricity, hot water, kitchen and bathroom, to create an autonomous home.

Exhibition from the 2nd of June to the 17th of June 2018

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Tony Berlant


In 1966-68, the West coast pop artist, Tony Berlant built three large scale sculptures. Celebrated as key works in West Coast Pop, these works were exhibited in the Whitney Museum and later installed in the offices of architect, Frank Gehry who cites them as a major influence on his work. In 2019, they will find their home in a three tower pavilion designed by Gehry.

Exhibition from the 14th of April to the 15th of June 2018

Etel Adnan


Etel Adnan fill the Renzo Piano Pavilion with her vibrant colours. A selection of paintings demonstrate the rich and bold palette that has gained international attention in recent years for an artist who has a long, successful career as a writer. Opposite these works, two large new tapestries will be shown for the first time. Working with a weaver from Aubusson, Adnan continues in the tradition of Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger and other painters who have transferred their compositions to this medium.

Exhibition from the 3rd of March to the 21st of May 2018

Callum Innes


Château la Coste is pleased to announce In Position, the first major solo exhibition in France by the Scottish artist Callum Innes. Innes has considered an installation in response to the Jean-Michel Wilmotte-designed gallery space, that includes three site-specific wall paintings, watercolours and a major new canvas work. A fully-illustrated publication will accompany the exhibition, featuring a new text by critic and art historian Éric de Chassey (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris).

Exhibition from the 3rd of February to the 2nd of April 2018



JR exhibits in the streets of the world and crosses art and action. His work challenges the general public around topics such as commitment, freedom or identity. His public interventions in situ are strong acts that give an unique voice and presence to both the subjects of his photographs and his audience. He has also demonstrated an extraordinary ability to surpass disciplines, challenging categories and reaching new audiences. For Château la Coste he has developed his first new museum piece.

Exhibition from the 10th of December 2018 to the  25th of February 2018

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Jeppe Hein


After spending some time at Château La Coste in 2016 and 2017, Hein has proposed to re-organise the gallery space. Partly inspired by the different routes and options that visitors find around La Coste, Hein has broken up this volumous, “white cube” space into a series of smaller spaces. In doing so, it presents visitors with various choices and experiences along the way, as is suggested by the exhibition title.

Exhibition from the 30th of September 2017 to the 12th of January 2019

Giuseppe Penone


Considering Piano’s design and the surrounding landscape, Penone has carefully selected works that will be presented both inside and outside the gallery, creating an overall dialogue between his artwork, architecture and nature. Works on paper or the delicate replication of a single grain of sand are included in a context that brings a poignant resonance to Penone’s interest in questions of nature and identity in todays industrialised society.

From the 10th of  September to the 26th of  November 2017

Tracey Emin


Twelve canvases have been carefully chosen from the past ten years of Emin’s work to present an important reflection on her use of this media. Hung on the walls of the Jean-Michel Wilmotte gallery, they literally surround the viewer, but this typically poetic title also suggests the deeply personal connection Emin has with all her work.Two sculptures, the biggest she has ever made have also been created for this exhibition.

Exhibition from the 3rd of July to the 23rd of  September 2017

Hiroshi Sugimoto


The new Renzo Piano Photography Pavilion will be inaugurated with The Sea and the Mirror, an exhibition of photography by the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. Curator Philip Larratt-Smith has made a careful selection of ten large-format works from the artist’s iconic Seascapes series to create a resonant and poetic presentation in dialogue with Piano’s architecture.

Exhibition from the 8th of May to the 3rd of  September 2017

Ai WeiWei


The works to be exhibited are made using traditional kite-making techniques and employ a wide range of references to Chinese mythology and Ai Weiwei’s own life experiences. Created just before the summer of 2015, when Ai Weiwei’s passport was returned following his detention and subsequent four years of travel restrictions, the works draw from this turbulent period.

From the 8th of  April to the 17th of June 2017

Lee Ufan

Château La Coste, in collaboration with Lisson Gallery and galerie Kamel Mennour, present an exhibition of new and recent work by Lee Ufan.
Lee Ufan’s solo exhibition at Château La Coste, the artist’s first in France following his presentation at the Palace of Versailles in 2014, is in many ways an extension of “House of Air”, a permanent commission unveiled at the château in 2014.

Exhibition during summer 2016

Sean Scully


” Different Places“ is an exhibition of key paintings by Sean Scully. These abstract compositions are all created from a story, a life moment attached to a particular place. Sean Scully also presents a new sculpture “Boxes full of Air”

Exhibition during summer 2015