20.9 201528.2 2016

Donation Florence & Daniel Guerlain

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Florence and Daniel Guerlain have dedicated much of their lives to art. They have been building a large art collection with works by contemporary artists since the 1990s. In 2013, the couple donated 1,200 drawings to the Centre Pompidou art museum in Paris.

The Nordic Watercolour Museum has been given the privilege of choosing pieces from this unique trove of art. The selection
reflects the Guerlains’ unconditional approach to collecting: there is no theme here. On the contrary, the collection includes a multitude of moods, styles, expressions and techniques. The artists live and work in different corners of the world. World-famous names are combined with lesser known artists. Poetic strokes run parallel to political ones, while acute depictions of reality neighbour pure fantasy.

The exhibition presents a cross-section of contemporary art on paper and is produced in collaboration with Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre de Création Industrielle – Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Participating Artists: 
Rina Banerjee
Marc Bauer
Ulla von Brandenburg
Silvia Bächli
Erik Dietman
Mark Dion
Marlene Dumas
Marcel Dzama
Vidya Gastaldon
Huang Yong Ping
Leiko Ikemura
Frédérique Loutz
Thomas Müller
Jockum Nordström
Joyce Pensato
Pavel Pepperstein
Javier Pérez
Gerhard Richter
Yvan Salomone
Anne-Marie Schneider
José María Sicilia
Kiki Smith
Nancy Spero
Gert & Uwe Tobias
Jean-Luc Verna
Amelie von Wulffen
Troels Wörsel