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Almine Rech

Le monde comme il va

Mar 20 — Sep 2, 2024 | La Bourse de Commerce, Paris, France

Jeff Koons is part of Le monde comme il va, at the Bourse de Commerce, Paris, France

Consisting exclusively of works from the Pinault Collection that underscore its breadth, vitality, and diversity, the exhibition Le monde comme il va (The World as It Goes) takes place in all spaces of the Bourse de Commerce, beginning on 20 March 2024. Featuring a vast selection of works made mainly from the 1980s to the present day, half of which the Pinault Collection is showing for the first time, the exhibition highlights François Pinault’s passionate commitment to a contemporary art that directly engages with our era.

In borrowing its title from a philosophical tale by Voltaire, this new exhibition at the Pinault Collection reveals artist'“heightened awareness of the present”, according to its curator, Jean-Marie Gallais. From established figures (such as Maurizio Cattelan, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Sturtevant, and Rosemarie Trockel) to a younger generation of artists (including Anne Imhof, Mohammed Sami, Pol Taburet, and Salman Toor), François Pinault’s choices as a collector have always reflected his passion for art that is in sync with its time, be it engaged or simply observing, provocative or more sombre. In the face of the world’s excesses and paradoxes, the turmoil of our time, and a feeling of losing our bearings, artists become prophets, visionaries, and philosophers who are at times cynical and ironic, and often poets and re-enchanters.

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