Banquet – 2014 edition


Following the success of the first edition of the Friends of the CAPC’s Banquet (September 2013), the benefits of the dinner enabled the association to purchase 2 artworks for the CAPC’s collection.

Over 300 entrepreneurs took part in this first event, among which vineyard owners and amateurs of culture.

A second edition of the event was organised in 2014. This event took place on Friday, October 10th at 8 pm in the great nave of the CAPC, with the support of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, the Champagnes Barons de Rothschild,  Abatilles and Château de Laubade.
The artists invited for this second edition were the chefs of the Restaurant Miles., winners of the Fooding Prize
With the help of Lacoste Traiteur

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Banquet – 2013 edition


A first edition of the Banquet took place on Friday 27th September 2013 to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the museum, with the help of the artists Fabien Vallos and Jérémie Gaulin. For an evening, 350 people – among which many artists, art critics, curators and collectors that contributed to the museum’s History – were brought together to share a unique moment of conviviality around a real Banquet à la française imagined by the artists.
Entitled “Celebration”, this Banquet gave way to a festive atmosphere, discussions and encounters. We received the support of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, who was also celebrating its fortieth anniversary and generously offered all the wine.  
The price of the meal is 300 euros per person and is paid as a donation, entitling you to a fiscal deduction of 60% for companies (therefore a real cost of 120 euros) and 66% for individuals (therefore a real cost of 102 euros). Each paying meal allowed us to invite an artist, an art critic or an artistic personality that was important to the CAPC’s history.

This donation allows the entrepreneurs of Bordeaux to contribute to the influence of their city and region, by enriching the CAPC’s artwork collection and offering to the guests a networking venue.

Dress code : black tie and cocktail dress

Download the invitation to the Banquet
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For more information please do not hesitate to contact us 

The Friends of the CAPC thank the following people for their generous support: 
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Exposition Jim Shaw, photo Mairie de Bordeaux

The Friends of the CAPC are welcomed personally to the museum:

– private tours of the new exhibitions with the curators and artists, followed by lunches at the Café Andrée Putman in order to continue the discussion

– VIP access to the big contemporary art fairs throughout the world (with also an annual visit to FIAC in the company of someone from the CAPC)

– invitations and private tours for big cultural events (EVENTO, Maison à Bordeaux…) 

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2014 // Visit backstage of the TnBA and meeting with the actors of Cyrano de Bergerac, after the show


Texts Edmond Rostand
Adaptation and direction Dominique Pitoiset

Last year, Dominique Pitoiset signed the foreword of the brochure with a loud “No, thank you!” taken from Cyrano who he had, he says, met. The lines showed all the admiration he had for the work of Edmond Rostand. It will therefore not come as a surprise that he directed the masterpiece. To personify the poet with a long nose, Dominique Pitoiset calls upon the formidable Philippe Torreton.

Evening in collaboration with the TnBA
Tour of the TnBA followed by a cocktail and a meeting with the actors after the show 

2012 // Dinner at Nanashi for the inauguration of the Markus Schinwald exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo


On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Overture at the Palais de Tokyo, that prefigured the Mechanical Theatre thought up by Markus Schinwald for the nave of the CAPC
Food: Kaorie, Nanashi
Contorsionists: Sandrine, Séverine, Caroline
Music: DJ Clara 3000


2011 // Meeting with the artist Philippe Decrauzat


The Friends of the CAPC were able to have lunch with Philippe Decrauzat on his trip to Bordeaux to finalise the purchase of the work Mirrors that became part of the CAPC’s collection following its donation.

2010 // Promesses du Comptoir


2010 // Charity Brunch, with Jim Shaw


In order to continue raising funds to support the cultural and educational activities of the CAPC contemporary art museum of Bordeaux, the FRIENDS OF THE CAPC invited their Friends to come to the Charity Brunch that they organised in the museum’s atrium.
> private tour of the exhibition devoted to the American artist Jim Shaw. Tour carried out by Jim Shaw and Charlotte Laubard, director of the CAPC and exhibition curator
> Charity Brunch, with Jim Shaw and Charlotte Laubard, accompanied by wine tasting of grands crus generously given by the members of the association: 
Château Camensac 2003
Château Cantelys 2006 blanc
Château Chasse Spleen 2002
Château Haut Bailly 1999
Château Lynch Bages 2001
Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2003
Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2007 blanc
Domaine de Chevalier 2002



2013 // Istambul

With Derya Demir, of the Galeri Non

Istanbul Modern, modern art museum, Istanbul, Marmarameer, Türkei

Programme: the discovery of many galleries (like the Galerie Non, Rampa Istanbul, Rodeo Gallery, Galeri Mana, Galeri Nev Istanbul), but also private collections, alternative venues and important institutions (Salt Online, Arter, Collector’s Space, Masumiyet Muzesi, Istanbul Modern, Nesrine Esirtgen Collection…).


2012 // Brussels, Antwerp and Gent

With Sonia Demience and Alberto Garcia del Castillo,of the collective Komplot


Hall Horta at Bozar, Cap d’argent, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Galerie Almine Rech, Galerie Meessen Declercq, Galerie Elaine Levy, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen & Sorry We Are Closed, La Loge, Galerie Baronian-Francey, Charles Riva Collection, Galerie Barbara Gladstone, Argos, Galerie Wolf Vostell, Galerie Dépendance, AliceDay, Vidal Cuglietta, Greta Meert, Motive, Elisa Platteau, Van der Mieden, Collection Vanhaerents, Mot International, Komplot, Fondation A Stichting, Collection Eric Fabre

Opening of HISK, exhibition by Nicolaus Schafhausen SMAK, KIOSK

MuHKA, Galerie Micheline Sczwajcer, Objectif Exhibitions


2011 // Zurich

With Stefan Wagner, art critic and independent curator

Museumsnacht with Lucy

Motto Zurich Store, Corner College, Lehni-Trueb, Les Complices, Volkshaus Art, Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Galerie Francesca Pia, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Promenade in the West district of Zurich, Workshop tour in Leimbach : Sarah Kueng / Lovis Caputo, Raphael Hefti, Karma International, Kunsthalle Zürich, Collection Bosshard, Cabaret Voltaire, Promenade in old Zurich, Kunsthaus Zürich, Kronenhalle Zürich in the Chagall salon, Helmhaus Zürich  

2011 // Bordeaux

A day to discover Bordeaux from another point of view, with Thomas Bernard of the Galerie Cortex Athletico


Tour of the CAPC’s art storage, Galerie Cortex Athletico, Galerie Eponyme, Galerie Ilka Bree, lunch at the restaurant L’Arc-en-ciel, fabrique POLA, Galerie Arrêt sur l’Image, FRAC Aquitaine 
The day ended with a performance by the artist Gaétan Robillard and the pianist Yvan Ilic entitled “Concert for an image”  


2011 // Paris


Meeting with the artist Thomas Hirschhorn in his studio, Lunch at the  Palais de Tokyo, Guided tour of the exhibition « Haute Culture : General Idea » at the Musée d’art moderne  – first survey devoted to the Canadian collective, General Idea, the exhibition proposes, through a corpus of almost 300 works, a global and dynamic vision of their work, with the shadow of Miss General Idea, fictitious character that was at once muse, object, image and concept. Visit of the Marais galleries: Martine Aboucaya, Chantal Crousel, Nelson Freeman, Yvon Lambert, Almine Rech


2010 // Berlin

With Aurélie Voltz, independent curator


In a city 8 times the size of Paris with more than a million habitants more, the space is there, to live but also to create! That is why the artists love the German capital that has become in ten years a hub for contemporary art. The programme proposes four days rich in discoveries, from must-sees to the more unusual.

From the collection of Christian Boros to that of Erika Hauffmann, via the Sammlung Haubrok, discovery of 3 attitudes and manners of conceiving a collection, in a bunker, private appartments or a space with an East German feel. Without forgetting Friedrich Christian Flick’s gigantic collection presented the contemporary art museum Hamburger Bahnhof. The same museum will also welcome an important personal exhibition by Carsten Höller. Discovering an artist’s studio, seeing project spaces that are part of Berlin’s vitality and watching a performance in the Salon Populaire, new venue with a rich programme, everything is here to favour the new!

A big circuit around Berlin’s different districts will show the recent movement of important galleries towards the West with, of course, the visit of young galleries, that flourish every year. An evening of openings will allow you to see the nocturnal ambiance of the city. Art and the life that goes with it: a diner at the top of the Reichstag with an unforgettable panorama and a dinner at HBC, an old Hungarian cultural centre converted into a project space to be experienced at night, in a sixties concrete atmosphere with a view on Alexanderplatz. And of course, tasting kölsch, the famous beet from Cologne in the unmissable bar 3, the artists’ bar. The next day, finally discovering the secrets of German cooking and, for some souvenirs an exclusive shopping in Mitte, with some addresses for young Berlin-based designers, the best of Scandinavian design, the exceptional vintage clothing shops without forgetting the good bookshops where you may find the catalogue you have been looking for for so long…

2009 // Lisbon

With Rita Fabiana, independent curator


Discovery of the Modern Art Centre of the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Culturgest, the Belem Cultural Centre, but also independent spaces and structures like Zé-dos-Bois and the Plataforma Revolver, as well as the galleries Vera Cortês, Lisboa 20, Caroline Pagès, Filomena Soares and Cristina Guerra.  


2008 // Turin

Sandretto Re Rebandengo

Opening of the contemporary art fair Artissima, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin Triennial, Casa Mollino, Castello di Rivoli, Fondazione Merz, Collezione La Gaia, nocturnal visit of Turin’s galleries (Franco Noero, Franco Soffiantino, Sonia Rosso…), Museum of Egyptian art, Pinacoteca Agnelli…  


2004 // London


Frieze Art Fair, Tate Modern, Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Tate Britain, Gagosian Britannia,  Victoria Miro, Penny Govett’s Tea, White Cube, Artists’ studios: Tracey Emin, Don Brown, Brad Lahore, Whitechapel Gallery,  galleries Tim Taylor, Marcel Dzama, Haunch of Venison , THos, Joshua Cooper…  


2003 // Venice


Muséo Correr, San Gregoire des Armenians, Luxemburg Pavilion, The Biennial – Arsenal (tour with Patricia Falguières), Exposition –Utopia Station (tour with Molly Nesbitt, curator), Collection Attilo Godognato…

Talk with Phyllis Lambert


Friday 13 March 2009, 6:30 pm


Citizen Lambert : Jeanne d’Architecture

Conversation with
Phyllis Lambert architect, founder of the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal
Teri Wehn-Damisch producer, director and script, Paris

A unique incursion in the world of Phyllis Lambert, an important personality on the world of architecture. Phyllis Lambert is recognised by the international community for her contribution to the promotion of contemporary architecture and for her defence of social aspects of conservation of urban heritage as well as the public dimension of architecture. As an urban activist, philanthropist and founder of the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal, Phyllis Lambert has created a collection of architecture unique in the world. Citizen Lambert: Jeanne d’Architecture, directed by Teri Wehn Damisch, looks at Phyllis Lambert’s creations: her collaboration with Mies van der Rohe for the Seagram Building in New York in the fifties; her photographic missions, starting from the seventies, for a reconnaissance of historical monuments; the urban guerrillas that she carried out for the construction projects of the Milton-Parc district, amongst others; the creation of Heritage Montreal; and the constitution of a collection that would lead to her founding the CCA as a museum and a research centre.

Event organised at the initiative of the Friends of the CAPC,
with the support of the CAPC contemporary art museum and arc en rêve  centre d’architecture
as part of the cycle “zoom on architecture, arc en rêve is cinema!”

Meeting with Antoine de Galbert and the Friends of the Maison Rouge


Thursday 28 June 2012 – 7 pm –  CAPC auditorium

With a degree in political sciences, Antoine de Galbert (born in 1955) worked in business management, before opening, for a dozen years, a contemporary art gallery in Grenoble. In parallel, he starts an art collection that becomes more and more important for him. In 2000, he chooses to open a Foundation to give a permanent and public dimension to his commitment to contemporary creation.

The maison rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert

Created by a private person, Antoine de Galbert, an art amateur committed to the French art scene, the maison rouge is a foundation recognised of public use.

Its goal is to promote the different forms of contemporary creation through the presentation of temporary exhibitions. Putting at the disposal of artists more than 1000 m2 of exhibition space, the maison rouge invites independent curators to explore the diversity of current artistic research, often via large private international collections. The foundation wishes, thanks to the art experiences that it provokes and proposes, to give priority to the multiplicity of practices and approaches.

les amis de la maison rouge accompany Antoine de Galbert’s project and bring him their support. They participate in the thought process and debates on private collections, proposing activities on exhibitions and participating in the influence of the maison rouge on the public in France and abroad.

Conference by Giuliana Setari Carusi

Invitation of the Friends of the CAPC…

Conference by Giuliana Setari-Carusi

7 p.m. – CAPC auditorium


For the last ten years, the Friends of the CAPC association has accompanied the contemporary art musuem throughout its actions and initiatives. With this series of conferences devoted to art collectors with a truly civic action, the Friends of the CAPC propose encounters with atypical people, whose commitment to the arts goes well beyond their collection.


With a degree from the Collège d’Europe in Bruges and a Masters in High European Studies, Giuliana Setari Carusi has been building with her husband Tommaso over the last thirty years an important art collection known worldwide. In 2001, she founded the Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art, registered in New York as a non-profit organisation, promoting the knowledge of European art through private sponsored actions.

With her foundation and her Residencies Program for artists and curators at the Centre International des Récollets in Paris, as well as with the Omi International Arts Center in New York, she has been encouraging mobility for up-and-coming artists. She also created the Dena Foundation Art Award, that rewards young artists with artworks in public space. Recently, the exhibition Beyond the Dust – Artists’ Documents Today brought 12 French, Italian and Dutch artists together, in three prestigious venues : Middelburg, Milan and Paris.

Giuliana Setari is president of Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto since 1998, year of its creation, and a member of many associations of benefactors supporting cultural institutions. She is also an editorial consultant for the magazine Janus.

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