2014 // Support of Dan Finsel’s and Carter Mull’s exhibition


Carter Mull puts the visitors face to a dense installation combining paintings, luminous sculptures hanging from the ceiling, a video, a mural drawing 7 metres long and hundreds of pages laid on the floor. Strong couleurs, logos, typefaces and screen shots of online shops for hipsters make up the meticulous pictural matter of the artist, through which he questions the status and the production of consumer goods and art.

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First personal exhibition in Europe for the American artist Dan Finsel (born in 1982, lives in Los Angeles), Becoming Her, for Him, for Her: Becoming Him, for Her, for She (Becoming Me, for Me, for Me.) lays the radical base for an intense visual and psychological universe that explores in a corrosive and emotional manner family mythologies and frenetic multiple personality troubles in today’s Los Angeles.

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2013 // Support of the Markus Schinwald exhibition


The CAPC’s nave is plunged in darkness. A gigantic brass tubular structure straddles the space. Painted skies and retouched portraits hanging on wires are being as if launched into the void. The walls are covered with Brinjal. Tumblers play chess and children’s puppets bang the metal tips of their shoes on the floor. A spiral Eiffel stairway links the floor and the ceiling, 45 feet high. Large hangings hide the architecture, a double mirror projection of the film Orient spins in a loop and looks at itself from a huge triangular bench which cuts the nave in four. A false ceiling with holes in it lets through a purplish light, while a figure on a suspended diving board vibrates with the variations of light. Welcome inside Markus Schinwald’s mechanical theatre. A space made to measure for the CAPC’s nave, which gropes as much as it traps.

The Friends of the CAPC support this important exhibition.

More information on the exhibition here


2013 // Support of the Orientation Table cycle


The orientation tables are exhibition of young artists over a three-year cycle.
They give an idea of what is currently happening in the artistic field.

The Friends of the CAPC support this cycle all throughout 2013.

Past exhibitions in
Raphael Hefti “Nature More”
Philip Newcombe “Pollen”

David Lieske “Platitude Normale”
Pauline Boudry et Renate Lorenz “Aftershow”

Michael E. Smith


Ticket Mécène

Garait Leavenworth
Unprecedented in France, the Ticket Mécène® operation launched by the CAPC contemporary art museum of Bordeaux is a campaign of mobilization for the enrichment of public collections. The CAPC’s visitors are invited to become benefactors of the collection, establishing a direct link between the citizen and the museum.
Unique in France, this system integrates the new ideas of “crowd funding” in the artistic sphere and adds to the usual process of acquisitions and enrichment of collections.
It allows the public at large to get directly involved in the life of a collection.
The CAPC proposes a special additional contribution of a minimum of 3€, with the entrance ticket to the museum.
With Ticket Mécène, the visitor leaves with a symbolic piece of the artwork and becomes the generous benefactor of the CAPC. The visual of the artwork is made up of a “magnet puzzle” poster. Each visitor-contributor is given a piece of the magnet, that is to say a “piece of the work” that he may choose.
Each donor is kept informed of the operation by email (overtaking of symbolic thresholds, finalisation of the campaign, rendez-vous). At the end of the campaign, all the donors, big and small, are invited to the presentation of the artwork at the museum, with a moment of conviviality, a conference, a presentation by the artist, a drink, etc.
In collaboration with the Friends of the CAPC who match every euro given by the public, the donation is multiplied by two.
This artwork, purchased from the Bordeaux gallery Cortex Athletico, supports the cultural actors of the territory.

Download the press dossier for the Ticket Mécène operation here 
More information here

Other actions of support


2010 // Funding of the online archives of the CAPC devoted to Jean-Paul Thibeau

Mise en page 1 

In December 2007, Jean-Paul Thiveau deposits part of his archives at the CAPC museum of contemporary art. Brought together in a green metal trunk, it is made up of drawing books, photographs, naturalised animals, various traces and finds a legitimate place next to the 30 artworks of the artist belonging to the CAPC’s collection and in the Library where there are many traces of his personal and collective exhibitions held here from 1974 to 1996.

Mise en page 1

Discover the archives here 

2010 // Funding of the online archives of the CAPC devoted to Harald Szeemann

Juillet 2010 Table de décantation en cours d'élaboration

The exhibition Harald Szeemann : le penseur sauvage, held at the CAPC’s library, was developed from a selection of the museum archives. It attested to the successive invitations extended by the CAPC to this extraordinary artworld figure. Some of these documents are presented there.

Discover the archives here

 2009 // Funding of a plaque devoted to the museum’s partners