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Marrakech, Morocco

Serpent

Musée Yves Saint Laurent

From July 21st, 2023, to January 28th, 2024, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech presented the exhibition SERPENT, commissioned by Bérengère Primat and Georges Petitjean. The exhibition is based on works from the Collection Bérengère Primat, in which the snake plays a key role.

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Milano, Italy

Rainbow

Mudec | Museo Delle Culture

For the exhibition RAINBOW, presenting the rainbow as a natural, cultural, spiritual and human phenomenon at the MUDEC – Museo delle Culture, Fondation Opale loaned the work Rainbow Serpent (1995) by John Mawurndjul. The exhibition ran from February to July 2023.

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Milano, Italy

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori

Triennale Milano

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain dedicated an exhibition to artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, from July to November 2022. This exhibition was then presented at the Triennale Milano, from February to May 2023. Fondation Opale loaned two works: Nyinyilki, 2010, and Dibirdibi Country (2010), from the Collection Bérengère Primat.

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Paris, France

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain dedicated an exhibition to artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, from July to November 2022. This exhibition was then presented at the Triennale Milano, from February to May 2023. Fondation Opale loaned two works: Nyinyilki, 2010, and Dibirdibi Country (2010), from the Collection Bérengère Primat.

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Paris, France

Reclaim the Earth

Palais de Tokyo

Fondation Opale partnered with Palais de Tokyo for the collective exhibition entitled RECLAIM THE EARTH, presented from April 15th to September 4th, 2022. This exhibition was dedicated to a selection of international Indigenous artists who work differently with so-called “natural” matter.

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Bruxelles, Belgium

Before Time Began

Royal Museums of Art and History

The first exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art presented at Fondation Opale from June 2019 to March 2020, BEFORE TIME BEGAN, has been shown in the Royal Museums of Art and History of Belgium from October 22th, 2021 until May 29th, 2022

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Bilbao, Spain

Women in abstraction

Guggenheim Museum

Fondation Opale loaned a monumental collective work to the Centre Pompidou in Paris in May 2021 for the exhibition WOMEN IN ABSTRACTION / ELLES FONT L’ABSTRACTION, which was held from May 19th to August 23th, 2021. It was then shown at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao from October 22nd, 2021 to February 27th, 2022

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Paris, France

Women in abstraction

Centre Pompidou

Fondation Opale loaned a monumental collective work to the Centre Pompidou in Paris in May 2021 for the exhibition WOMEN IN ABSTRACTION / ELLES FONT L’ABSTRACTION, which was held from May 19th to August 23th, 2021. It was then shown at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao from October 22nd, 2021 to February 27th, 2022

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Le Havre, France

Australia le Havre

Muséum du Havre

In May 2021, Fondation Opale loaned four works in GhostNets to the Muséum du Havre in Normandy for the exhibition AUSTRALIA LE HAVRE – L’intimité d’un lien, from June 5th to November 7th, 2021.

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Sion, Switzerland

Destination collection

Musées cantonaux du Valais
For the exhibition DESTINATION COLLECTION presented at the cantonal museums of Valais from June 20th, 2020 to May 30th, 2021, Fondation Opale has loaned several works: five shields, one coming from central Australia and the other four from the Pintupi Luritja language area, accompanied by the comments of our Chair Bérengère Primat, as well as the painting by the Aboriginal artist Maringka Baker Ngura Mankurpa/Places three and an artwork from Paddy Fordham Wainburranga entitled Balangjangalang spirit figure.
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Sydney, Australia

Nirin

Biennale of Sydney

Fondation Opale has worked closely with the 22nd edition of the Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN, from March 14th to November 15th, 2020. It supported several artistic projects and loaned a selection of the archives of Swiss curator Bernhard Lüthi, of which it is the depositary. This 22nd biennial is the first edition under the direction of an Aboriginal artist: Brook Andrew

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Houston (Texas), USA

Mapa Wiya

Menil Collection

For its first exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art, the Menil Collection has chosen to display over 100 works from Australia’s most isolated communities, all on loan from Fondation Opale. Named “best exhibition of the year” by the Houston Chronicle, MAPA WIYA took place from September 12th, 2019 to January 26th, 2020.

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Vevey, Suisse

The faces behind food

Alimentarium

For the exhibition THE FACES BEHIND FOOD shown at the Alimentarium in Vevey in 2019, Fondation Opale has loaned a set of six Ghostnets works, including the work Reef for sale: going, going, gone… (2016) by Marion Gaemers, made of a rescued shopping trolley, recycled ghost nets and beach rope.

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FILM

Cher Plastique

27.07.2024, 17:00 - 18:00
"Cher plastique" (Dear plastic) takes stock of the place plastic occupies in our lives and invites us to rethink our consumption.
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INTERGENERATIONNAL WORKSHOP

Plasto Lemano

28.07.2024, 14:00 - 17:00
Create an existing or imaginary animal from plastic and rubbish collected on the lake's shores.
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CREATIVE WORKSHOP (KIDS)

04.08.2024, 10:30 - 12:00
Fondation Opale organises two creative workshops for kids per month, in relation with the exhibition ARTIST ACTIVIST ARCHIVIST!
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FILM

Cher Plastique

27.07.2024, 17:00 - 18:00
"Cher plastique" (Dear plastic) takes stock of the place plastic occupies in our lives and invites us to rethink our consumption.
More info
INTERGENERATIONNAL WORKSHOP

Plasto Lemano

28.07.2024, 14:00 - 17:00
Create an existing or imaginary animal from plastic and rubbish collected on the lake's shores.
More info

CREATIVE WORKSHOP (KIDS)

04.08.2024, 10:30 - 12:00
Fondation Opale organises two creative workshops for kids per month, in relation with the exhibition ARTIST ACTIVIST ARCHIVIST!
More info
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