Traverser la nuit
Works From the Antoine de Galbert Collection
On the occasion of the Portugal-France Season 2022, maat is presenting a broad overview of Antoine de Galbert’s personal collection in Portugal for the first time.
Antoine de Galbert, an amateur collector who enjoys breaking down barriers and creating a dialogue between contemporary and folk arts, and art brut in his collection. A well-known patron of the arts in France, after creating a foundation in his name, he opened La Maison Rouge in 2004, a private arts centre in Paris whose activities shaped the city’s cultural landscape until it closed in 2018. He continues to work through his foundation to promote different forms of contemporary creation, support research into the history of art, help artists and critics to publish their work and enrich museum collections via donations and purchases.
Guided by the site’s history and original purpose, the theme of the nighttime quickly imposed itself. Arranged in a way that represents the passage from dawn to dusk, from blindness and disorientation to better days on the horizon, from nocturnal dreams to the cosmic night, the exhibition invites visitors to traverse this nocturnal space, which is so ripe for the imagination, dreams and visions of the future.
Read more about the show, here.