Why the Museum Matters: A Conversation with Dan H. Weiss
Adrien Gardère, museographer and founder of Studio Gardère, and Dan H. Weiss, former President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will join in a discussion on the fundamental role of museums in an ever-changing society. The conference will take place at the National Arts Club in New York on September 15.
Fabrique de l'Art - Le Centre Pompidou Francilien
The PCA-STREAM agency and its entire team, including Studio Adrien Gardère, won the competition launched by the Centre Pompidou for the creation of a new conservation center.
The Fabrique de l'Art project will host the collections of the Centre Pompidou and the Musée Picasso, and offer a storage center of reference, combining research and conservation facilities in a single building as well as an exhibition space that will become a new living center for the people of Paris.
Opening of the exhibition Raymond Depardon La vie moderne at the Power Station of Art
The exhibition, designed by the studio, takes the form of a free-form journey that retraces Raymond Depardon's experience of the rural world, made up of trips back and forth and encounters with places and people over the years.
Until July 23, 2023
Inauguration of Te Fare Iamanaha - Musée de Tahiti et des Îles
After four and a half years of work, the new National Museum of French Polynesia, Te Fare Iamanaha, opened its doors to the public on 4 March.
Studio Adrien Gardère designed the museography and scenography within the new 1400m2 permanent exhibition hall, whose architecture was designed by Pierre-Jean Picart Architect.
Opening of the exhibition Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori at the Triennale in Milan
The exhibition, designed by the studio, brings together some thirty monumental paintings from public and private collections in Europe and Australia, and has been organised with the artist's family and the Kaiadilt community.
Until 14 May 2023
A Giacometti Museum & School in Paris in 2026
The Giacometti Foundation is taking over the historic building of the former Invalides train station and the basement of the esplanade to create a new model of institution, with a museum presenting an exceptional heritage collection, multidisciplinary exhibition spaces, and a school of creation for all.
The metamorphosis will be led by Dominique Perrault for the architecture, Studio Adrien Gardère for the museography, and Louis Benech for the landscaping.
The school museum will open its doors in 2026.
First phase of restoration work at Malta Maritime Museum nears completion
The first phase of works at the Malta Maritime Museum is nearing completion. The work consisted of restoration, cleaning, demolition, reconstruction and rehabilitation at the rear of the museum. SAG will continue to work with Heritage Malta during the second phase of the project which will focus on the modernisation of the space that houses the museum.
Opening of Végétal – L’École de la beauté
From 16 June to 4 September 2022, the Beaux-Arts de Paris is hosting Végétal - L'École de la beauté, an initiative of Chaumet and designed by Studio Adrien Gardère.
Respecting the architecture of the Palais des Beaux-Arts, the scenography recreates in turn, in the immense Melpomène room of the palace, forest, foreshore and pond. On the first floor, the scenography of the large Foch room is inspired by the universe of the large herbariums of the Museum of Natural History in Paris.
Jewellery, botany, historical and contemporary works of art blend together in a unique dialogue that celebrates nature.
Reopening of the Musée de Cluny - National Museum of the Middle Age
After 20 months of closure, the Musée de Cluny - National Museum of the Middle Age - reopened its doors on 12 May. Studio Adrien Gardère, in collaboration with Bernard Desmoulin Architecte, has redesigned the museum's museographic pathways.
The scenography designed by the Studio asserts a new style, gives the museum a unique identity and enhances the spirit of the place as much as the richness of the collections. The project develops a close dialogue between architecture and museography, with particular attention paid to natural light and views of the exterior. The reorganisation of the museum ensures the accessibility of almost all the spaces, as close as possible to the natural logic of the flows and routes.
Nara's Sculpture Park / Yuz Museum
For the first international retrospective in China of Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, the Yuz Museum in Shanghai invited Studio Adrien Gardère to create a unique installation around the artist's sculptures in the museum's Great Hall.
"Yoshitomo Nara Sculpture Park" is the fifth collaboration between Studio Adrien Gardère and the Yuz Museum after the Alberto Giacometti retrospective in 2016, the Andy Warhol exhibition and Over Pop exhibition in 2017, and the Charlie Chaplin retrospective in 2018.
Nara's Sculpture Park opened to the public on March 5, 2022.
Studio Adrien Gardère is the winner of the FRENCH DESIGN 100 award
For the Swedish pavilion The Forest -- designed with Alessandro Ripellino Arkitekter and Luigi Pardo Architetti -- at Expo 2020 Dubai, Studio Adrien Gardère is the winner -- for the second year running -- of the FRENCH DESIGN 100 award.
This prize rewards the international influence of designers and selects the 100 best object and space design projects that promote French design worldwide.
Narbonne in the process of reclaiming its Roman character
On the occasion of its inauguration, Cecile de Kervasdoué, a leading reporter for France Culture, has devoted a report by the editorial staff to the Narbo Via Museum.
Listen to it on France Culture.
Louvre Lens : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker takes over the Galerie du Temps
Invited by the Lille Opera and the Louvre-Lens Museum, the choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker presents Dark Red, a choreography created for 13 dancers in the heart of the Galerie du Temps and the Pavillon de Verre.
For this new creation in situ, the Belgian choreographer has chosen to "develop a new kind of choreographic language, specifically dedicated to the museum space" and to approach the notion of duration from the most elementary form of dance: walking.
Echoing and interacting with the museography designed by Studio Adrien Gardère, Dark Red is an invitation to slow down and feel the passage of time through 5000 years of art history.
Académie d’Architecture - 2020 Awards for Architecture
The Academy of Architecture awarded the 1977 Academy of Architecture Foundation Silver Medal to Adrien Gardère on Tuesday 29 September 2020.
This "medal is awarded to artists who contribute through their work to the creation of high-quality architectural spaces".
"Adrien Gardère's work has seduced by his desire to create designs which, through their intuition and emotion, respond not only to the artistic challenges but also and above all to the expectations of visitors by offering them visual and educational experiences that open up the field of their curiosity.
It is both to pay tribute to this generosity of involvement and to support this claimed proximity between design and architecture, that the Academy wished to award the medal of its Foundation to Adrien Gardère".
Ogi no mai / Japanese Fanfare
Seventh collaboration between Studio Adrien Gardère and Japanese textile designer Reiko Sudo, the installation "Ogi no mai / Japanese Fanfare" will open on 14 March 2020 at the Compton Verney Art Gallery as part of the exhibition Fabric: Touch and Identity.
Inspired by traditional Japanese fans and the pattern Seigaiha — literally « wave of the blue sea » — the installation is composed of 211 natural fabric fans mounted in a gradation of blues inviting the viewer in an immersive experience.
MAD Renovation of the Fashion Galleries & Harpers' Bazaar Exhbition
Reopening of the Fashion Galleries of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, entirely renovated by Studio Adrien Gardère.
This renovation brings the original architectural space of the Rohan wing up-to-date, bringing together the museum's two levels of temporary exhibitions via a new staircase overlooking the Tuileries gardens, and provides the museum with a genuine "exhibition machine" that will accommodate all types of staging.
To carry out this project, the Studio has teamed up with architects Bien-Urbain Atelier d'Architecture and the lighting designer Alexis Coussement ACL.
The Studio also designed the scenography and models for the defining inaugural exhibition devoted to the first American fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar, which will run until July 14, 2020.
Musée Rolin - Autun
By unanimous decision of the Jury, architects Atelier Novembre in association with Studio Adrien Gardère and multimedia agency On-Situ, won the international competition for the design of the new Grand Musée Rolin in Autun, second largest museum of Burgundy, France.
The project brings together five historical buildings by creating under the level of a new public garden, a contemporary extension while heightening each of the building’s specific identity.
The whole project revolves around the circular nineteenth-century panoptical jail, working as the metaphor of a compass or a clock, the pivot of the project, guiding visitors in both space and time, for a unique journey into 2,000 years of the city’s exceptional history and collections.
Archilovers_best project 2019
The Swedish pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, designed and built by Studio Adrien Gardère with Alessandro Ripellino Arkitekter and Luigi Pardo architetti, has been selected as one of the Best Projects on Archilovers 2019 among 50 000 projects for its outstanding aesthetics, creativity and functionality.
10,000 years of Luxury
"10,000 years of Luxury" exhibition — produced by Agence France Museums, curated by Olivier Gabet, Associate Director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs of Paris, conceived and designed by Studio Adrien Gardère for the Louvre Abu Dhabi — will open on October 30, 2019, until February 2020. It explores the perception of Luxury and its thousand faces through time, territories, civilizations and the multiple expressions they have left us.
Ethnological Museum Anima Mundi
The first half of the Vatican Ethnological Museum Anima Mundi was inaugurated by Pope Francis on October 18, 2019, during the Amazonia Synod.
Studio Adrien Gardère has been entrusted with the project artistic direction and designed of these permanent galleries and visible storages, displaying the unique Vatican collections of artifacts from Oceania, Australia, Africa, Asia and Americas.
In his inaugural speech, Pope Francis said:
"I appreciate that the installation created here, for which I thank those who have worked on it — curators, architects, engineers and laborers, everyone! — is a sign of transparency. Transparency is an important value, especially in an ecclesial institution. We always need it! In these showcases, over the course of time, thousands of works coming from every part of the world will find space, and this kind of installation is meant to place them effectively in dialogue among themselves. And as works of art are the expression of the spirit of peoples, the message received is that one needs to always look at every culture, at the other, with openness of spirit and with benevolence."
Philippe Chancel - Datazone
" Once the scenography of the Adrien Gardère studio is completed, the Datazone exhibition by Ph. Chancel appears to me in its Warburg’s dimension.
It is Mnemosyne moved into a contemporary geopolitics, I think of the introduction to Georges Didi-Hubermann's article "Sampling chaos": "We could rightly consider Aby Warburg's Mnemosyne atlas as a tool to collect or "sample", by interposed images, the great chaos of history. In short, with the black plates of the atlas dotted with figures of all kinds, it would be a question of creating intelligibility plans capable of making certain "cuts of chaos" to constitute a kind of archaeology or "cultural geology" aimed at making the historical immanence of the images sensitive. And as by rebounds or ricochets, it would finally be a question of bursting out new concepts, new ways of thinking about social and cultural temporality."(ETPH n° 27, mai 2011)"
Michel Poivert, curator of the exhibition Datazone by Philippe Chancel in Rencontres internationales de la photographie d'Arles.
Picasso - Birth of a Genius
“Picasso – Birth of a Genius”— the most significant exhibition of work by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) ever to take place in China, will be presented at UCCA between June 15 and September 1, 2019. The exhibition, which offers a comprehensive overview of the first three decades of Picasso’s career, is drawn from the collection of the Musée national Picasso-Paris. It includes 103 works in total with paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.
Designed by Studio Adrien Gardère (SAG), the exhibition fills UCCA’ s 1800-square-meter Great Hall with a set of beveled and chamfered monumental boxes pacing and differentiating the diverse themes brought together in the show.
The exhibition is organized in collaboration with art and culture agency Doors 门艺.
le Mobilier d'Architecte
Studio Adrien Gardère created the scenography for the exhibition "Le Mobilier d'architectes - 1960-2020", which takes place from May 29 to September 30, at the Cité de l'architecture et du Patrimoine, with its partners, CL Design for signage and graphic design, and ACL for lighting.
The exhibition invites to discover the furniture of architects from the 1960s to the present day and includes nearly 300 exceptional works by 125 architects and 90 publishers.
It combines sketches and plans, models and prototypes, unique pieces, limited editions or large series, texts and interviews, photographic reports of achievements and manufacturing videos.
The exhibition is displayed throughout all spaces of the Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine, and opens a dialogue with museum's itinerary over more than 1,000 m2 in the galleries of the permanent collections and right up to the library.
For the 4th edition of "Révélations" exhibition, the biennial event dedicated to contemporary creation in fine crafts, which takes place from May 23 to 26, 2019 at the Grand Palais, Ateliers d'Art de France have renewed their partnership with Studio Adrien Gardère to deploy within the architecture of the Grand Palais, the scenography and concept that have shaped the exhibition's identity since its first edition.
While giving a spirit, a visual identity and an architecture particular to the event, the scenography is designed to bring together and welcome all the diversity of fine crafts and exceptional know-how.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs - Fashion Galleries
Studio Adrien Gardère won the competition for the complete renovation of the Fashion Galleries of The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris (MAD). To carry out this project -- benefiting of the exceptional patronage of Stephen A. and Christine Schwarzman -- the Studio has partnered with architects Bien Urbain, lighting designer Alexis Coussement ACL and engineering consultant BETOM.
Drishyakala Art Museum
For DAG in collaboration with Archeological Survey of India (ASI), Studio Adrien Gardere entirely designed Drishyakala Art Museum. A unique 2500m2 museum set in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage site: Delhi Red Fort Barrack no. 4.
For its opening, Drishyakala Art Museum explores the development of Indian modern art from the 18th century onwards.
Swedish Pavillion - Expo 2020 Dubai
In collaboration with Alessandro Ripellino Arkitekter and Luigi Pardo Architetti, Studio Adrien Gardère won the international competition to design the Swedish Pavilion of the future world exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai.
Charlie Chaplin, a vision - Yuz Museum - Shanghai
A new major retrospective exhibition, Charlie Chaplin: A Vision, designed by Studio Adrien Gardère, and featuring Charlie Chaplin’s photographic archives will premiere at the Yuz Museum Shanghai from June 8 to October 7 2018.
The exhibition is curated by the Musée de l’Elysée in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna.
New Royal Academy of Arts opening
The Royal Academy newly expanded and renovated by David Chipperfield and all the RA Collection permanent displays designed by Studio Adrien Gardère, opened May 19, 2018, celebrating the RA 250th anniversary.
All these new exhibitions spaces across the site have been designed by Studio Adrien Gardère, creating a suite of thematic galleries – sculpture, architecture, paintings – that showcase the richness of the RA collections.
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
Power Station of Art, Shanghai From April 25 to July 29, 2018, the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art presents its Collection at the Power Station of Art (PSA) in Shanghai, a major cultural institution in China. The exhibition Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, A Beautiful Elsewhere offers the public the opportunity to discover nearly 300 emblematic works of the international contemporary art scene, including those by Chinese artists Gao Shan, Hu Liu and Li Yongbin, alongside those by Cai Guo-Qiang and Huang Yong Ping — emblematic Chinese artists of the international contemporary scene, revealed by the Cartier Foundation in the 1990s to the general European public. The scenography of the exhibition A Beautiful Elsewhere has been conceived and designed by Studio Adrien Gardère.
From April 25 to July 29, 2018, the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art presents its Collection at the Power Station of Art (PSA) in Shanghai, a major cultural institution in China.
The exhibition Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, A Beautiful Elsewhere offers the public the opportunity to discover nearly 300 emblematic works of the international contemporary art scene, including those by Chinese artists Gao Shan, Hu Liu and Li Yongbin, alongside those by Cai Guo-Qiang and Huang Yong Ping — emblematic Chinese artists of the international contemporary scene, revealed by the Cartier Foundation in the 1990s to the general European public.
The scenography of the exhibition A Beautiful Elsewhere has been conceived and designed by Studio Adrien Gardère.
Koinobori Now! NACT Tokyo
A new installation of more than 300 koinobori (carp streamers) designed by Reiko Sudo and Adrien Gardère, opens on April 11th, 2018 at the National Art Center of Tokyo, Japan.
This is the third Koinobori installation of Reiko Sudo and Adrien Gardère after the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. in 2008 and the Guimet Museum in Paris in 2014.
For this first installation in Japan, Reiko Sudo and Adrien Gardère also collaborated with Seiichi Saito (Rhisomatiks) for all digital design.
"India's French Connection" exhibition - DAG - New-Delhi
In honor of our 25th anniversary, DAG has launched the celebrations with the opening of the exhibition - India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France.
This historic exhibition, based on the association twenty-seven Indian artists had with art institutions, museums and art movements in Paris, throws light on France as a cradle of modernism and what Indian artists gained from this relationship.
The exhibition, based on extensive research by DAG and texts written by Dr. Devika Singh (Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge) and Kishore Singh (DAG, Head - Exhibitions & Publications) is designed by scenographer Adrien Gadére, and explores the influence of French artistic movements on Indian artists from the 1920s onwards. Featuring significant Indian modernists such as Amrita Sher-Gil, S.H. Raza, Jehangir Sabavala and Ram Kumar, who studied in Paris or made it their home, the exhibition will look at their individual and collective journeys.
The historic exhibition is open for general viewings at the Visual art gallery, India Habitat Centre, 1-11 February 2018.
Narbonne’s museum of Roman antiquities: first phase completed
The president of the Région Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Carole Delga, in the presence of the Mayor of Narbonne, Didier Mouly and the President of the Metropole of Narbonne, Jacque Bascou, visited the new museum of antiquities in Narbonne to mark the completion of the building envelope, designed by Foster + Partners’ devised in collaboration with Studio Adrien Gardère.
photo © Nigel Young/Foster + Partners
Opening of the exhibition First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone at the Dallas Nasher Sculpture Center
Designed by Studio Adrien Gardère, First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone is the first museum exhibition to present ancient handaxes and figure stones as works of art. This exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center opened January 27, 2018.
An Indigenous Woman’s View of the National Gallery of Canada
A fantastic article in the Canadian Art Foundation Magazine by Adrienne Huard on the Canadian and Indigenous Art Galleries designed by Studio Adrien Gardère in Ottawa:
"Instead of creating an “otherness,” a divide between the Western and Indigenous perspective, NGC was able to integrate the two while providing a candid portrayal of the destructive colonization our communities have faced. In the future, I hope to see this progress as an exemplary model for other cultural spaces to encourage reconciliation for the Indigenous population of Canada."
Beirut Design Fair
First Design Fair in Lebanon, Beirut Design Fair seeks to gather the best galleries and established designers alongside the emerging creators who represent a rising, yet still relatively unknown generation.
Beirut Design Fair also strives to actively participate in the convergence of regional creative threads, mixing an international dynamic, innovative design and a rich culture of workshops operated by artisans who excel in their expertise and craftsmanship.
Beirut Design Fair has chosen Studio Adrien Gardère as a natural and obvious choice for the art direction and design of the fair.
Opening of the French-American Museum in Blérancourt
The French-American museum in Blérancourt is now open to the public since July 4, 2017.
Studio Adrien Gardère, in partnership with CLDesign for graphic design and signage, and ACL for lighting, designed the entirely new museography, its interiors and exhibition furnitures.
The renovation work, the new museum extension and the restoration of the archeological ruins were carried out by Atelier Yves Lion.
The new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries open June 15th at the National Gallery of Canada
After many years of planning and nine months of construction, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), officially opens the new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries June 15th, 2017.
Studio Adrien Gardère, entrusted with this first major transformation of the museum galleries since the inauguration of its building in 1988, took the opportunity to rethink public flows, reconfigure the architecture to create spacious rooms, and to design a whole new scenography to showcase nearly 800 works of Canadian and Indigenous art, Inuit, Métis, and First Nation art displayed over more than 4,500 m2 of galleries.
Royal Academy of London
The RA Magazine devotes a full report on the transformation work carried out at the Royal Academy in London.
The President of the Royal Academy, Christopher Le Brun, and Adrien Gardère reveal how RA's historical collections will be presented to the general public for the first time as early as spring 2018.