PER KIRKEBY – Matter is light

4 November 2018 – 21 January 2019

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.

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JEAN PROUVÉ – L’âme du metal

26 November 208 – 5 March 2019

An exhibition,  featuring furniture and architectural elements by Jean Prouvé from Laurence and Patrick Seguin’s private collection.
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, uniquepieces, or extremely rare, notably : a Centrale table, Antony (1954), a table from Africa (1952), a Granipolitable (1939), 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).

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From 26th August to 11th November 2018

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.

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26 August – 25 October 2018

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.

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Sophie Calle – Dead End

2 July – 15 August 2018

In 2018, we are inaugurating a new permanent work by Sophie 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.

Jean Prouvé

JEAN PROUVÉ, Maison Démontable 1944. Adaptation Richard Rogers 2015

2 June – 17 June 2018

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.

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Tony Berlant – The Marriage of New York and Athens

14th April – 15th June 2018

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.

ETEL ADNAN – Tout ce que je fais est mémoire

3 March – 21 May 2018

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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CALLUM INNES – In Position

3 February – 2nd April 2018

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 2018 – 25 February 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.

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GIUSEPPE PENONE – Des Corps de Pierre

10  September – 26 November 2017

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

3 July – 23  September 2017

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.

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO – The Sea and The Mirror

8 May – 3 September 2017

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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8 April – 17 June 2017

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.


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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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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