GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN

Founded in 1989, Galerie Patrick Seguin is located in Paris’s Bastille district in a 300 sqm (3200 sq ft) space, renovated by Jean Nouvel, a 2008 Prizker Prize winner. Since its opening, the gallery has brought the talents of French designers such as Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand,Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Jean Royère into the international spotlight.

With a particular specialization in the work of Jean Prouvé, Galerie Patrick Seguin works rigorously to promote both his furniture as well as his demountables houses.

As of today, the gallery has amassed the most important collection of these demountable houses, which for the most part are either unique examples or were produced in very few numbers.

The quality of the works selected by Patrick Seguin combined with his meticulous and informative presentations has resulted in unique exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Venice Biennale, and the Musée des Beaux Arts in Nancy, France.

The gallery has also published a series of monographic books that accompany the exhibitions.

In addition to featuring both Prouvé demountable houses and design exhibitions, the gallery invites an international contemporary art gallery to exhibit a “Carte Blanche” show in its Parisian space every year during the FIAC. Past exhibitions have included galleries Jablonka Galerie, Hauser & Wirth, Gagosian Gallery, Eva Presenhuber, Sadie Coles HQ, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Paula Cooper Gallery, kurimanzutto and Luhring Augustine.

In October 2015, Galerie Patrick Seguin opened a second space in Mayfair, London. The focus of this location, primarily devoted to the development of the architectural aspect of Jean Prouvé’s work, will rotate between exhibitions focusing on architecture, twentieth century French furniture, and contemporary art.


NEWS - GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN I LONDON – OCT. 4, 2016 TO JAN. 21, 2017

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Galerie Patrick Seguin London is pleased to present an exhibition devoted to the architecture of Jean Prouvé from October 4th to January 21st. This exhibition focuses on 12 different works of Jean Prouvé’s demountable architecture: the Bouqueval School (1949) adapted by Jean Nouvel, the Ferembal House (1948) adapted by Jean Nouvel, the Design Office from the Ateliers Jean Prouvé (1948), the 6×6 and 6×9 meter Houses (1944) intended as temporary housing after the war, the 6×6 House (1944) adapted by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the 8×8 House (1945), the “all wood” F 8×8 BCC (1942) created with Pierre Jeanneret, the Temporary School of Villejuif (1957), the House of Better Days (1956) designed for the anti-poverty crusader Abbé Pierre, the Métropole Aluminum House (1949) and the Total Filling Station (1969).

 

NEWS - GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN I PARIS – OCT. 17 TO NOV. 26, 2016

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In collaboration with the New York-based gallery Karma, Galerie Patrick Seguin is pleased to present Olympia in its Parisian space from October 17th to November 26th, 2016. This exhibition is the latest in a series of annual shows at Galerie Patrick Seguin entitled Carte Blanche, for which international galleries are invited to organize exhibitions. The exhibition features works from 53 artists, including Rita Ackermann, Carol Bove, Joe Bradley, William Crawford, Jay DeFeo, Carroll Dunham, Mark Grotjahn, Martin Kippenberger, Lee Lozano, Pablo Picasso, Sigmar Polke, Ken Price, Richard Prince, and Tom of Finland, among many others.

 

NEWS - FIAC I JARDIN DES TUILERIES I PARIS – 18 TO 27 OCT. 2016

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On the occasion of the FIAC, Galerie Patrick Seguin is pleased to present the Jean Prouvé Bouqueval School in the Louvre and Tuileries National Estate from October 18th to 27th. After making temporary and demountable houses for war victims in Lorraine at the end of World War II, the Ateliers Jean Prouvé committed to the French government’s reconstruction program, involving not only housing, but also infrastructure, notably schools. Prouvé saw prefabrication as the optimal technical and economic solution to the postwar situation. He perfected a system he had patented in 1939 and then improved during the War, featuring a metal skeleton using axial portal frames, combined with various modular facade panels. This construction principle was Prouvé’s response to the Ministry of Education’s 1949 competition for “a mass-producible one-room rural school with teacher accommodations.” The specifications called for buildings that could be easily mass-produced with quick and easy assembly on any kind of site. The Ateliers Jean Prouvé was among the winners of the competition and in May 1950 was given an order for two prototype units: one for the small municipality of Bouqueval, near Paris, and the other requested by parliamentarian Raymond Mondon for the village of Vantoux, near Metz. Galerie Patrick Seguin asked Ateliers Jean Nouvel / HW Architecture to consult on the development and setting up of the Bouqueval School. This adaptation, designed in harmony with the existing materials, allows for full appreciation of Jean Prouvé’s structural system.

 

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