The Cherqui Foundation: visit the private collection of 5,000 works of kinetic art!

Published by Communiqué Sponsorisé · Published on April 11th, 2024 at 11:45 a.m.
The Cherqui Foundation is a veritable museum, housing a private collection of 5,000 works of optical and kinetic art that is open to the general public. The grandson of collector Jean Cherqui organizes guided tours of his grandfather's immense collection. Find out about upcoming dates!

Renowned scientistJean Cherqui has amassed an impressive collection of optical and kinetic artworks.

Comprising almost 5,000 pieces, this private collection, housed at the Cherqui Foundation in a 1,000m² hangar in Aubervilliers, Seine-Saint-Denis, is now open to the general public for private tours.

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Physician and pharmacologist Jean Cherqui, among other scientific qualifications, was anart lover who collected works of optical and kinetic art. Notably those of the visual artist Thomas Canto and the Uruguayan artist Carmelo Arden-Quin, at the origin of the MADI movement in the 50s. Today, his collection ofmonumental works, housed in Jean Cherqui 's former laboratories which have become a veritable museum, is open to the public. And it's all thanks to Mathias Chetrit, Jean Cherqui's grandson.

He too is passionate about art, and an artist himself under the pseudonym Falcone, and has decided to share his grandfather's incredible collection with the general public. He organizes his own guided tours of the Cherqui Foundation .

The museum features works by Julio le Parc, Jesus-Rafael Soto, Martha Boto, Ettore Sottas and U-ram Choe. There's even a balloon pool by Bolivian Gaston Ugalde and a Ferrari repainted by José Franco.

Tours of the Cherqui Foundation last about an hour, and are available in groups of no more than 25 people.

Children's art workshops are now available at the foundation!

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In a room as unusual as the rest of the exhibition, children can develop their creativity while having a great time as a family.


To find out about tour dates and times, visit the Foundation's website regularly!

Practical information

Location

61 Rue Lécuyer
93300 Aubervilliers

Access
M°7 - Quatre chemins

Prices
Tarif réduit: €9
Tarif plein: €12

Official website
fondationcherqui.com

Instagram page
@fondationcherqui

More information
Foundation accessible by registration only Visits Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

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