Filiations 2
& la Donation Albers-Honegger

30th April 2022 • 26th March 2023

Opening on Saturday 30th April at 11 am

Curator : Fabienne Grasser-Fulchéri, assistée d'Alexandra Deslys et de Claire Spada

Media partnership

Figaro Madame

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La Strada Magazine

Artists : Karina Bisch, Gabrielle Conilh de Beyssac, Fabien Gharbi, Camila Oliveira Fairclough, Hugo Pernet, Gilles Pourtier, Linda Sanchez, Hugo Schüwer Boss, Xavier Theunis,

As well as a selection of artists from the Albers-Honegger Collection John Armleder, Cécile Bart, Max Bill, Marcelle Cahn, Eduardo Chillida, Sonia Delaunay, herman de vries, Piero Dorazio, Christoph Haerle, Gottfried Honegger, Shirley Jaffe, Tatiana Loguine, Olivier Mosset, Aurelie Nemours, Adrian Schiess, Sean Scully, Kimber Smith, Franz Erhard Walther...


The Espace  de  l’Art  Concret  has  a  collection  of  works  of  art — rich  and  unique  in  France — that  belong  to  aresolutely  non-figurative  trend.

This  collection  of  almost  700 works, which  brings  together  180 artists  of  multiple  nationalities, has  been  formedby  multiple  touches, by  programmatic, aesthetic  and  emotional  affinity. Sybil  Albers  and  Gottfried  Honegger  have  made  choices  throughout  their  lives  to  grow  the  collection  they  donated  and  which  now  belongs  to  the  state.

The concept of the exhibition  Filiations  2  extends this focus on “living” creation by inviting a selection of artists of the new generation to choose from the Albers-Honegger Collection works with which they feel "in resonance". 

Ten years after the first edition,  Filiations 2  invites a new generation of artists to dialogue with some of the "tutelary"  figures of the collection in the spaces of the donation. 

These choices are enriched by their own work so that a dialogue can take place beyond the barrier of time and space. The artists invited to participate in this project share specific links with the history of abstraction and its ramifications. They are part of a more or less natural filiation, which, like all family histories, is built on a more or less tenuous relationship, more or less direct and affirmed, but always in a constant and essential search for autonomy. 

Beyond  the  existing  formal  and  conceptual  links, it  is  also  a  question  of  trying  to  understand  how  the  figure  of  another  artist, the  presence  of  his  work, can  have  an  impact  on  the  artist’s  career...