Bordeaux, France: The CAPC, Contemporary Art Museum of Bordeaux

Second stage of my Bordeaux trip : the CAPC. The contemporary museum of Bordeaux is located in the Entrepôt Lainé building (1824), in the Chartrons area (on the wharves). I really wanted to see  the exhibition of Shimabuku (picture 2), “On the water” (till May 6, 2012). There is a lot of humour in the work of this Japanese artist (so rare in the contemporary art… more often supa boring!). Then I discovered some pearls of the master Christian Boltanski (picture below). And the icing on the cake : a mural painting of Keith Harring from 1985 (pictures 3 and 4) hidden by an industrial lift! I stop by the  Café Andrée Putman, a cosy roof-top terrace. The famous interior designer, Andrée Putman contributed to  the layout of the interior of the museum. So if you enjoy history (this massive building used to be the colonial foods warehouse), architecture (redevelopment by Denis Valode and Jean Pistre, between 1979 and 1990), interor design and of course, contemporary art : you must go to the CAPC! Defenitely ! Getting outside, I went to the Hôtel Seeko’o (that means in inuit “igloo”), famous for its facade in cioran (last picture), designed in  2007 by the French King Kong architecture studio. But I did not like the interior. Ready for the next stop?

Infos : The CAPC, Contemporary Art Museum of Bordeaux, www.rosab.net, www.capc-bordeaux.fr 

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