Paris’s former commodities exchange on Saturday has opened its doors again as the French capital’s newest site for artistic exchange, housing billionaire François Pinault’s contemporary art collection. FRANCE 24 reports.© FRANCE 24
Located a stone’s-throw away from the Louvre museum and dating back to the mid-18th century, the 10,500 square-metre Bourse de Commerce building has been revamped to house Pinault’s collection of contemporary artwork, including paintings, sculptures and videos.
The Bourse’s first exhibition is called Ouverture, meaning “opening” in French.
”Being open to everything is an attitude, an approach to life. If there was an ‘s’ at the end of the word, it would mean open to specific things, but since there isn’t an ‘s’ it means ‘open’, period,” Caroline Bourgeois, curator of the Pinault collection, explains, noting also that the venue’s unique space was taken into careful consideration when designing the exhibition.
Video: A Paris, la collection Pinault investit la Bourse de Commerce (AFP)
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