The Villa Datris Foundation
Collection

Featuring almost 200 works by established and emerging artists, the Villa Datris Foundation Collection explores the wealth of contemporary sculpture through its variety of materials and techniques.

Created in the framework of the Villa Datris exhibitions, the works acquired reflect the desire to build an eclectic collection, adapted to public preferences and destined to be presented in a specially-dedicated space, the Espace Monte-Cristo.

The Villa Datris Foundation Collection is also exhibited elsewhere as part of loans to diverse institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Carmignac Foundation, Lille 3000 and many others.

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Vue de l’exposition Extrudia au Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, mars 2022
Anita Molinero, Floraison pour Nollopa, 2017, Poubelles rouges en PVC
Collection Fondation Villa Datris, © Adagp, Paris, 2023 © Espace Monte-Cristo

The Collection’s news

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Brutus by Caroline Achaintre, at Villa Carmignac
Group exhibition L'Île intérieure, April 29 to November 5, 2023

Set against the island backdrop of the Villa Carmignac in Porquerolles, the exhibition L'Île intérieure (The Inner Island), conceived by Jean-Marie Gallais, explores an essential motor of creation, as powerful as it is common: the distancing of reality to reveal an interiority." (Source CP)
Among more than 80 works by some fifty artists, from Anna-Eva Bergman to Auguste Rodin, Caroline Achaintre's Brutus helps to sketch the contours of an inner island for visitors to explore. This entirely hand-woven tapestry uses powerful colors evoking the subversive spirit of European carnivals. The idea of the mask is fundamental, raising questions about what lies behind Brutus's façade and the possibility of a double identity.

Caroline Achaintre, Brutus, 2016
Laine tuftée à la main
Collection Fondation Villa Datris
© Nicolas Brasseur pour la Villa Carmignac

Loan request

Please fill out the form below, addressed to Pauline Ruiz, Head of the Villa Datris Foundation Collection.

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