Paris, a bourse of arts!!!

Ok so why not stay in wonderful beautiful gorgeous Paris. A showcase of my belle France and on the Ïle de France region , both no 75 city and department. Again, see my other posts on it, this one in my black and white series, no pictures!

I have written a couple post on the Bourse de Commerce. However, that is mostly was old history, the place is getting a revolutionary new look and only delayed by the virus , now expected to open in Spring 2021. Let me tell you a bit more on the Bourse de Commerce or better then will be the bourse d’arts ::)

I like to bring you to light another wonderful building in Paris seldom seen yet I know it well in business and very few pictures allow.  The Bourse de Commerce de Paris is a circular plan building topped by a dome located on Rue de Viarmes, in the neighborhood of the Halles of the 1éme arrondissement or district of Paris.  The monumental entrance opens with a portico, located to the west of the building facing the Rue du Colonel-Driant, summoned by a pediment carried by four fluted Corinthian columns, which surmount three allegorical figures, representing the city of Paris flanked by Abundance and Trade.

The Bourse de Commerce is a new presentation site for the Pinault Collection, in Paris. Dedicated to contemporary art seen through the prism of the collection, it will presents thematic hangings and monographic exhibitions, but also new productions, commissions, carte blanche and in situ projects. Open to all audiences and to all artistic disciplines, the Bourse de Commerce offers educational programs, conferences and meetings, screenings and concerts, and performances.  Again, postponned and now again schedule opening to the public for spring 2021.

This monumental and architecturally listed building will house a program of exhibitions designed from a collection of more than 5,000 works. Among the artists in the spotlight: Charles Ray, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Marlene Dumas, Tatiana Found, Julie Mehretu, Philippe Parreno or Martial Raysse, for the headliners, but also many artists from generations, cultures and practices very diverse, and in a spectacular location to say the least.

Located halfway between the Pyramide du Louvre and the Centre Pompidou, this majestic circular building, dating from the 16C with the famous Medici column, where Nostradamus went to make his observations of the stars, then rehabilitated in the 18-19C , has not only been scrupulously restored up to the 19C aerial mounted canvas, “the panorama of commerce” representing an allegory of the world and of exchanges between all the continents, but revisited and projected into our time by one of the great masters of world architecture and traveling companion of François Pinault for all of his museums.

This flagship of Parisian heritage of 13,000 square meters will have been released to the public, offering 2,800 square meters of exhibition divided into seven different spaces, from the most monumental of 600 m2 to the most intimate 250 m2, and of varying heights far from the standardization of white cubes of contemporary art , to which are added a 300 seat auditorium and a black box, a place specially designed for multimedia installations and experimental projects. They will be deployed around the heart of the project, with a famous 9 meters high concrete cylinder, a rotunda entwined by a poetic staircase that stands in the center of the circle formed by the metal dome of the building that is dated from 1810-1812 , the first in France at the top of the building, the visitor will find a belvedere, offering a bird’s eye view on one side of Paris, on the other, of the rotunda, as well as “La Halle aux grains”, the restaurant of 120 places managed by Michel and Sébastien Bras.

Stay tune , it will be awesome as anything in my beautiful Paris! Hope you enjoy the post and keep an eye open for the grand opening in 2021.

Some webpages to help you plan and updated are

The Bourse de Commerce, Pinault foundation

The Paris tourist office on the Bourse de  Commerce, Pinault Foundation:

Another wonderful building in my eternal Paris. The Bourse de Commerce will be invaded by the arts in 2021.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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6 Comments to “Paris, a bourse of arts!!!”

  1. Looking forward to seeing this when it opens.

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  2. Certainly a new place to visit in Paris. I have always been surprised that this building is not better known because round shapes are quite rare and generally attract attention. Let’s hope that the contents will reveal the container.

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  3. Interesting post. I’ve always thought the building was still being used as a trading floor. Do you know when it ceased operating as such?

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