For their first collaboration, the FRAC Auvergne and the Fontfreyde Hotel in Clermont-Ferrand – Photographic Center offered Anne-Marie and Marc Robelin to exhibit part of their collection, developed over several decades by these art lovers. This choice was naturally made following a remarkable donation of thirty works that the Robelin family chose to offer to FRAC Auvergne in 2016, presented here for the first time to the public.
The act of collecting responds to very different mechanisms depending on whether it is to build a public collection, as the FRAC Auvergne does, or to gather a collection of works for private purposes. If the public collection obeys a will to draw a panorama as diversified as possible around a defined identity, the private collection is constituted according to processes determined by other factors.
The Robelin family has long had a special friendship with the artists in their collection. These connections, based on human affinities as well as artistic admiration, guided their choices towards artists for whom they have maintained an unwavering loyalty, acquiring their works over the years to constitute exhaustive sets of each period of this or that photographer, painter or sculptor. The common vision of Anne-Marie and Marc Robelin, when we evoke with them their collection, is driven by the desire to live with the works, to establish with the current creation a sensitive and profound dialogue, to accompany their lives with the world, invented by the artists and reinvented by the emotional relationship that these collectors maintain daily with the works that surround them.
Martin Parr – Natacha Lesueur – James Welling – Jochen Gerz – Stephen Wilks – Thomas Struth – Thomas Ruff – Éric Poitevin – Elger Esser – Bruno Serralongue – Stéphane Couturier – Xavier Zimmermann – Thomas Schütte – Annette Messager – Jochen Gerz
From 19/01/2019 to 24/03/2019
Tuesday to Saturday: 2 pm – 6 pm Sunday: 3 pm – 6 pm
Guided tours Saturdays at 3 pm and 4:30 pm and Sundays at 4:30 pm
Flash visits (30 minutes) on Wednesdays and Fridays at 3 pm
During the school holidays, Flash visits from Tuesday to Friday at 15 h.
FRAC Auvergne – 6 rue du Terrail – Clermont-Ferrand – France
04 73 90 5000 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fontfreyde Hotel – Clermont-Ferrand Photographic Center
Tuesday to Saturday: 2 pm – 7 pm Sunday: 3 pm – 6 pm
Guided tours on the first Saturday of the month at 4 pm
Fontfreyde Hotel – 34 rue des Gras – Clermont-Ferrand – France
04 73 42 31 80 – email@example.com