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My Paris

me Collectors Room - Olbricht Foundation, Berlin

Antoine de Galbert has been collecting art since 1987, deliberately bucking prevailing trends and defying the mainstream. Folk art, 'art brut' and religious objects also make rich additions to his collection of contemporary works. From the more than 2000 objects he has assembled over the last 25 years, the art lover has selected several dozen key works for the Berlin exhibition My Paris that sum up his impression of the French art scene of the last decade or so.

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From October 1, 2011 to January 8, 2012 me Collectors Room Berlin is presenting the collection of Antoine de Galbert.

Antoine de Galbert has been collecting contemporary art since 1987 with the conscious intent of circumventing the mainstream and certain trends. Folk art, “art brut” and religious objects complete his collection of contemporary works. An interest in motifs of transience and sexuality relate Antoine de Galbert to Essen-based collector Thomas Olbricht; it is in his exhibition venue in Berlin that parts of de Galbert’s collection are now being shown. Antoine de Galbert will be introducing his Berlin audience to works by artists living and working in France, providing an insight into the French art scene (Julien Berthier, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Claire Fontaine, Damien Deroubaix, Mathieu Pernot, Stéphane Thidet …)

Concurrent with the exhibition in Berlin, La Maison Rouge in Paris is in turn presenting Thomas Olbricht’s collection. In 2004, Antoine de Galbert opened his own exhibition venue—in parallel to his La Maison Rouge collection activities—where he has been showing three to twelve exhibitions a year ever since. Only rarely does he exhibit works from his own collection. Solo and group exhibitions alternate and are complemented by the presentation of one other private collection each year.

List of artists:
Gilles Barbier, Julien Berthier, Olivier Blanckart, Pierre-Yves Bohm, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Mircea Cantor, Claire Fontaine, Nicolas Darrot, John Davies, Luc Delahaye, Philippe Dereux, Damien Deroubaix, Ernest T, Richard Fauguet, Didier Faustino, Valérie Favre, Dominique Figarella, Elika Hedayat, Chris Hipkiss, Jean-Charles Hue, Jackie Kayser, Bertrand Lavier, Natacha Lesueur, Enrique Marty, Théo Mercier, Nicolas Milhé, François Morellet, Mathieu Pernot, Chantal Petit, Eric Pougeau, François Ribes, Elsa Sahal, Thibault Scemama de Gialluly, Stéphane Thidet, Philippe Thomassin, Barthélémy Toguo, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, Henri Ughetto

A catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Image: Nicolas Milhé: Untitled, 2009 Stuffed hyena, gold © Stéphane Béllanger

Press Preview: Wednesday 28 September 2011, 11 a.m.

me Collectors Room
Olbricht Foundation
Auguststrasse 68 - Berlin
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