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Opening of 41 rue de Seine

Dates: February 9th 2023

Location: 41 rue de Seine, 75006, Paris

After long months of renovation, I am delighted to invite you to the opening of our new space Les Verrières, located at 41 rue de Seine, as well as to the openings of the two inaugural exhibitions: 

Charles-Wesley Hourdé ‧ Pièces choisies

Selection of important ancient sculptures from Africa and Oceania

31 PROJECT ‧ Effet de groupe

Group exhibition with all the contemporary artists of the gallery

About Les Verrières

A new space dedicated to African arts will soon open in the heart of Saint-Germain des Prés in Paris. This ambitious project aims to establish this new place as an essential reference in the field of African arts and will bring together a pole of specialized skills, both in ancient African arts and in the contemporary scenes of the continent.

Three entities united for the promotion of African arts
This new space will bring together three entities with skills as diverse as they are complementary, which will operate in synergy. Two galleries will occupy the premises permanently: the Charles-Wesley Hourdé gallery, specializing in ancient African and Oceanic arts, and 31 PROJECT, dedicated to the contemporary African art scenes. The place will also host the offices of the consulting firm H+R Art Consult, specialized in the field of African ancient arts.

A vast 200m2 space under a glass roof and overlooking the courtyard
The renovation of this new space, located at 41 rue de Seine in Paris, was entrusted to the NeM agency, which recently designed the Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection and the Pernod Ricard Foundation, in collaboration with architect Jean-Baptiste Astruc. Consisting of a large rectangular plateau with a total surface area of 200m2, the project has been enhanced by an in-depth renovation and by arrangements that allow for considerable modularity.

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