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A coffee with artworks: Unique display

Once a month, we invite you for a presentation of a selection of works from the collection, an exclusive and convivial moment to discuss together the themes and movements of contemporary art over the last fifty years. A sensitive experience designed to reveal invisible relationships and to give free rein to the interpretation in a small group of enthusiasts.

This second encounter brings together a dozen works by major figures of the conceptual and figurative scene, including Kiki Smith (United States, 1954), Lynda Benglis (United States, 1941), Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japan, 1948) and Diogo Pimentão (Portugal, 1973).
This presentation will evoke in particular the practice of the ceramist and fisherman Kazunori Hamana (Japan, 1969) whose large jars revive the vernacular tradition of Japanese ceramics. But also iconic female figures such as the American artist Lynda Benglis, whose contorted steel “masks” push the limits of the medium and question the representations of power based on gender and identity that the artist has seized upon throughout her career.



  • To (re)discover artists from the Foundation’s collection. So much beauty and so many potential journeys are waiting to be discovered.
  • To take part in a mediation based on exchange and dialogue.
  • To attempt to answer the following question together: in what way is this display representative of the collection’s identity?
  • To look at certain aspects of art history using concrete examples.


The event is led by Valère Gilles, in charge of the publics at Fondation Thalie.

Reduced price for students, teachers, -26, job seekers, SMART members