Pinault Collection
  • 3 unique sites of exhibition in Venice
  • 2 million visitors since 2006
  • 250 artists presented since 2006

The Artémis Group decided to promote contemporary art at two exhibition venues in Venice: Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana. Restored by Pritzker prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, and inaugurated in 2006 and 2009, they are the two permanent sites of the Pinault Collection. They present a programme of regular exhibitions entrusted to international curators and invite leading contemporary artists to carry out specific projects. Since 2013, the Teatrino, also designed by Tadao Ando, has enabled an extensive cultural and educational programme to be built up around these exhibitions. In 2015, over 150 events, conferences, concerts and screenings were held there.

Beyond Venice, the collection has organized specific exhibitions including in Paris, Moscow, Seoul, Lille, Dinard, Colmar, Dunkirk, and in fall 2016, in Essen. The works are also widely exhibited elsewhere thanks to regular loans to public and private institutions across the world.

Besides, Pinault Collection created in 2015 an artist residency closed to the Louvre-Lens equipped to host one or several associated artists annually for a year-long stay. Two American artists, Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson, were chosen for the first season in 2015-2016.

Finally, in honor of his friend Pierre Daix, François Pinault created the Pierre Daix prize, awarded each year to a work of scholarship in the history of modern or contemporary art. In 2015, the first edition of the prize was shared by Marie-Anne Lescourret and Yve-Alain Bois. In 2016, the Pierre Daix Prize was awarded to Maurice Fréchuret for his work Effacer – Paradoxe d’un geste artistique (Presses du Réel).

The diversity of these commitments is realized in the Pinault Collection magazine:

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