Le Mur

For its tenth anniversary, La Maison Rouge presents Le mur (The Wall) – works from the collection of Antoine de Galbert, the eleventh in a series of exhibitions showing private collections.

After ten exhibitions showing diverse collectors’ worlds, this anniversary brings a much-awaited opportunity for a broader presentation of the collection assembled by la maison rouge’s founder and chairman, Antoine de Galbert; he decided to put aside curatorial approaches for “an order that would be defined by a computer programme with, as sole data, their size when framed and inventory number. The programme was developed by an IT specialist using the Monte-Carlo method, a process that calculates a numerical value using random processes, i.e. probabilistic techniques. Its name alludes to the random nature of casino games.”

Le Mur will raise a certain number of questions concerning the actual act of collecting, hanging, storing and showing art. It is also a diachronic portrait of a collector who reveals his likes and tastes to the world without disowning any of his choices, past or present. Ultimately the visitor makes his or her own selection, invents their own itinerary, guided by their own perception, curiosity and tastes…

  • Open:
    Saturday, 14 June 2014
  • Close:
    Sunday, 21 September 2014
  • Address:
    10 bd de la bastille, 75012 Paris
  • Mail:
  • Phone:
    +33 1 40 01 08 81
  • Web:
    La Maison Rouge
  • Opening hour:
    Wes – Sun | 11am – 7pm; Thu | 11am – 9pm
  • Admission:
    Full price: € 9 Concessions: € 6 (13-18, students, full-time artists, over 65s); Free for under 13s, job-seekers, companions to disabled visitors, members of ICOM
  • Transport:
    Metro: Quai de la Rapée (line 5) or Bastille (lines 1, 5, 8); RER: Gare de Lyon; Bus: 20, 29, 91
  • Photo credits:
    View of the exhibition, photo © Marc Domage, courtesy of la maison rouge


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