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Pinault exhibition in Rennes: Adel Abdessemed’s major work deteriorated – Rennes


Annus horribilis. For months, the Couvent des Jacobins convention center in Rennes has been closed to the public. But behind the high walls, activity is slowly resuming. Since the end of last week, the first works of the exhibition “Beyond color, black and white in the Pinault Collection” have been delivered in droplets. Stupor Tuesday afternoon. By unpacking the Coup de tête of Adel Abdessemed, star of contemporary art, the employees of the service provider in charge of the delivery realized that the major work of the collection had been damaged in transitt.

Zinedine Zidane’s bronze calves are cracked. Information confirmed by the Pinault Foundation. “Jean-Jacques Aillagon, the curator of the exhibition, is traveling to Rennes at this very moment to see the damage,” explains one of the communications officers of the Pinault Foundation. He will decide what action to take. »Can the work be repaired on site? Should it be repaired elsewhere? Will it be visible on June 12 in Rennes? At the time of this writing, questions remain unanswered.

106 works exhibited

This bad news falls on the opening day of reservations which will last from Saturday June 12 to Sunday August 29. This takes place on the site www.exposition-pinault-rennes.com…

In addition to the work of Adel Abdessemed, 106 works, created by 56 artists will be presented as well as four models from the Balenciaga and Saint-Laurent houses. Visitors will be able to discover works by Soulages, Man Ray, Jeff Koons. Some sixty works will be presented for the first time in an exhibition in the Pinault Collection.

As an echo, the exhibition “The Raw Color” will be presented at the Museum of Fine Arts. It will have 52 works, created by 46 artists.

Convenient. Both exhibitions will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Prices: Single combined ticket to visit both exhibitions. Adult: 10 € /. Reduced rate for beneficiaries of social minima and holders of a disabled and war-disabled card: € 4 /. Rate for holders of the Sortir card! : 2 € /. For those under 26: free. Guided tour at € 6.

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