Famed scientist Jean Cherqui has gathered a huge collection of optical and kinetic masterpieces.
Including about 5,000 pieces, this private collection gathered at the Fondation Cherqui – in a 1,000sqm shed in Aubervilliers, Seine-Saint-Denis – now opens to visitors for guided tours open to the general public.
The doctor and pharmacologist – among more scientific qualifications – Jean Cherqui is in love with art and has gathered optical and kinetic works of art. Including some by plastic artist Thomas Canto and Uruguayan artist Carmelo Arden-Quin – behind the MADI movement in the 50’s. Now, his monumental work collection – set in Jean Cherqui’s former laboratories – has become a genuine museum open to the public. And all this thanks to Jean Cherqui’s grandson, Mathias Chetrit.
Fascinated by art and artist himself, famous as Falcone, he has decided to share his grandfather’s incredible collection with the general public. Therefore, he provides guided tours of the Fondation Cherqui he comments himself.
In this museum, discover works by Julio le Parc, Jesus-Rafael Soto, Martha Boto, Ettore Sottas, U-ram Choe. And even a ball pool by Bolivian Gaston Ugalde, or a Ferrari repainted by Jose Franco.
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Visiting the Fondation Cherqui takes about an hour and is completed in groups of 25 people maximum.
To find out more about opening hours and dates, you have to regularly visit the Fondation’s website. The exact location is kept secret and revealed after booking.
Tarif unique: €13