Exhibitions 2018-04-14T14:36:44+00:00

Exhibitions

ETEL ADNAN – Tout ce que je fais est mémoire

3 March – June

For spring 2018 Etel Adnan fill the Renzo Piano Pavilion with her vibrant colours. A selection of recent 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 and poet. Opposite these works, two large new tapestries will be shown for the first time. Working with a weavers from the historical region of Aubusson, Adnan continues in the tradition of Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger and other painters who have transferred their compositions to this medium.

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Tony Berlant – The Marriage of New York and Athens

14 April – 17 June

In 1966-68, the West coast pop artist, Tony Berlant built three large scale sculptures that lie somewhere between sculpture and architecture. As their title suggests, they stemmed from a combination of the skyscraper aesthetic of modern America, and the ancient temples of Greece. Celebrated as key works in West Coast Pop and the L.A. School, these works were exhibited in the Whitney Museum in 1973 and later installed in the offices of architect, Frank Gehry who cites them as a major influence on his work.

In 2018, they will find their permanent home in a three tower pavilion designed by Gehry for Château La Coste. Before this installation, the spring exhibition in the Jean Michel Wilmotte gallery at La Coste will offer visitors one last chance to experience these up close.

Sophie Calle – Dead End

1 July – 15 August

For the summer of 2018, we will inaugurate a new permanent work bySophie Calle with a two part exhibition.

Having taken the time to carefully choose a site on the property, Calle is developing a gravesite in the Provençal woods that is both an installation and a site for performance. This piece continues themes the artist has recently explored in tombstone works that were installed in Brooklyn (2017) and Geneva (2016). Death, loss and love are issues addressed throughout Calle’s work, and most importantly the processes we create to deal with such moments in public and in private. This is a grave for our secrets, as Calle invites visitors to note their most private moments on paper, and “bury” them through the post box of the tombstone.

Elsewhere, similar themes 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.

CALLUM INNES – In Position

3 February – 2nd April
Château la Coste is pleased to announce In Position, the rst 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 (Director General of l’Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris).

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JR – Mind The Gap

10th December – 25th February

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.

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GIUSEPPE PENONE – Des Corps de Pierre

10th September – 26th November

Considering Piano’s design, the approach, 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.

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TRACEY EMIN – Surrounded by You

3rd July – 23rd September

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 at La Coste, they literally surround the viewer, but this typically poetic title also suggests the deeply personal connection Emin has with all her work.
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HIROSHI SUGIMOTO – The Sea and The Mirror

8th May – 3rd September

Château La Coste is pleased to announce that 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.

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AI WEIWEI – MOUNTAINS AND SEAS

8th April – 17th of June

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.
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LEE UFAN

Summer 2016

Château La Coste, in collaboration with Lisson Gallery and galerie kamel mennour, is delighted to 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.
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SEAN SCULLY – DIFFERENT PLACES

Summer 2015

Château la Coste presents “Different Places“, 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.
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