Everybody is crazy but me is a mark in the history of Maison Particulière. On the occasion of its 5th birthday, the art center proposes to show the collection of its founders Myriam and Amaury de Solages.
The love for art that led to the creation of this unique place which has so far presented 16 exhibitions and 1450 works of art from private collectors and guest artists now aims to offer the viewer a personal insight into the choices of a single collection.
Unclouded by limits, trends, eras, or medium, we delve into the rooms distributed over three floors, each one providing us with different experiences – from a home-like situation, with books and carefully selected couches (pink fur or violet velvet), where we are invited to sit and contemplate the walls covered with works of art, to installation scenes in which the work dominates the space. Among all these different senses, the perfume Rose Poivrée from Jean Claude Ellena (a personal choice of Myriam Solages) also flows through all the rooms.
But, as the most important part of the experience is the art, the viewer can spot landmarks of the Maison that have been there before, such as the Large Birds by Kiki Smith and many other recognizable works by Annette Messager, Michael Borremans, Mickalene Thomas, and Tracey Emin, as well as the intriguing moving sculpture by Elias Crespin and the touching love letter to an unknown person by Fabrice Samyn.
“Folly for one is not folly for all. It is unpleasant to think of oneself as mad. Others may find us crazy, or perceive us as ‘different’.”1 What at first was singular, perhaps crazy, as a new concept of displaying art is brought to question five years later and has proven the success of an unique vision and the authentic passion for sharing the works that were once hidden in the collectors’ own private world.
Everybody is crazy but me is on view until the 3rd of July 2016 and we at A.R.M. already await for what’s to come, From Here to Eternity, in October.
1 On Maison particulière Press release by Myriam and Amaury Solages
by: Catarina Vaz