A major contemporary Art Gallery; La Maison Rouge
Published on 20 December 2014, dans Exhibition in Paris
The story of Antoine de Galbert’s La Maison Rouge
The renowned art collector Antoine de Galbert owned a gallery in Grenoble for ten years before establishing his art foundation in 2000 and setting up La Maison Rouge in 2004. The gallery occupies a former printworks that was built around an old red farmhouse from which La Maison Rouge derives its name. This farmhouse is today used as the foundation’s offices.
Antoine wished to safeguard the 2,000 square metre building’s industrial past, glass roofs and original proportions. He engaged the services of the architect Jean-Yves Clément and the artist Jean-Michel Alberola to create a space that would preserve the building’s character while at the same time fully embrace its new purpose.
Today La Maison Rouge hosts three to six exhibitions each year in four separate gallery spaces. It runs an artist in residence programme in addition to a series of events for children. The gallery has served as the venue for shows by artists such as Jonathan Meese, Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy.
After viewing the range of contemporary artwork on display you might wish to enjoy a meal at the gallery’s own Transversal restaurant, where the young chef prepares dishes reflecting the themes of the current exhibitions.
******La Maison Rouge, 10 boulevard de la Bastille, Paris 12e Tel. 0033 (0)1 40 01 08 81 Metro : Quai de la Râpée, line 5 - Bastille, lines 1,5,8
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