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A major contemporary Art Gallery; La Maison Rouge

A major contemporary Art Gallery; La Maison Rouge

La Maison Rouge is a leading non-profit contemporary art foundation, offering shows devoted to individual artists and exhibitions of private collections. This dynamic and fascinating creative space also houses its own bookshop and restaurant, and is itself a stunning architectural design well worth seeing. It is easily reached within a fifteen minute walk from the Hotel Marais Bastille. Contemporary Art - Art Market - Tourist Office Paris - Photographer David Lefranc

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.

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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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