The Jocabin Monastery was inaugurated this year in Rennes and since then has been the house of artworks from Francois Pinault, the famous local business man art collector. Francois Pinault has accumulated more than three thousand art pieces over the years and has been exposing his vast collection in his own Venetian museum or by lending to many international institutions. The art collector has always supported younger artists, and this will once again come into life in the new exhibition, “Debout!”.


In the Jacobin’s Couvent’s cloister, is standing the Boy with Frog of Charles Ray. Credits : Jacobins Couvent.

Francois Pinault is coming back to his native region and will exhibit in the heart of the city, in an historical location of more than 40,000 sq. foot which has been newly renovated. The exhibition will be under the responsibility of Caroline Bourgeois, curator of the Pinault Collection and will include both well-established and emerging artists. Must-see artworks from Marizio Cattelan and Bertrand Lavier will be mixed with new acquisitions, such as paintings from Vincent Gicquel. Entitled “C’est pas grave”, which could be translated by “It doesn’t matter”, the artist’s paintings are deliberately naïve and tragicomic, his way to show that life is always easier to go through when relativized.


Exhibition views: Thomas Schütte’s sculptures, Bertrand Lavier’s car and Vincent Gicquel’s paintings are among the 60 works on display. Credits : Jacobins Couvent.

Artwork from Brazilian artist Lucas Arruda, which are currently exhibited in a former presbytery in Lens, will also be exhibited. His abstracts represent geometric landscapes where color and matter are intradiscally mixed.  In addition, the “Beaux-Arts” museum in Rennes is hosting Italian artist Tatiana Trouve. Her installation, subtle and poetic at the same time, is a mix of drawings like those exhibited at the Jacobins Monastery.


The works of Tatiana Trouvé are exhibited in the Museum of Fine Arts in Rennes. Credits : Ouest-France.

The exhibition “Debout!” is a well-thought mix of styles and generations and is already welcoming many visitors. Francois Pinault is successfully returning to his roots, opening his collection to the public. The Collection new long-term residence in the “Bourse du Commerce” in Paris will soon be inaugurated.

Debout! from June 23th to September 9th.


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