The Fondation Cherqui – a 5,000-kinetic masterpiece private collection to discover – Video

Published by Laura B. · Published on 12 January 2022 at 11h18
The Fondation Cherqui – genuine museum housing a private collection of 5,000 pieces of optical and kinetic works of art – is now opening to the general public. Collector’s grandson Jean Cherqui provides guided tours of his grandfather’s huge collection. Next tours are planned on Sunday January 16, Wednesday 26, then on Sunday February 6, Wednesday 23 and Sunday 27, 2022, and you do not want to miss them!

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.

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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.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 16 January 2022 to 27 February 2022

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    Location

    93300 Aubervilliers
    93300 Aubervilliers

    Prices
    Tarif unique: €13

    Official website
    ccfondation.com

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