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David Altmejd in
Au bout de mes rêves

6 October 2023—14 january 2024
Group exhibition at Le Tripostal Lille, Lille, France

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Since 2007, lille3000 has presented a number of high-profile contemporary art exhibitions in an exceptional cultural venue: the Tripostal in Lille.

Extending regular invitations to major collections, lille3000 will host the Vanhaerents Art Collection, based in Belgium, for autumn 2023. The exhibition follows in the footsteps of collaborations with the Collection Pinault in 2007 (Passage du Temps), the Saatchi Gallery (La Route de la Soie) in 2009, with the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Collector) in 2011, gallery-owner Emmanuel Perrotin’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2013 (Happy Birthday, Galerie Perrotin 25 ans), a 2014 exhibition featuring 18 private Flemish collectors (Passions Secrètes, Collections privées flamandes), in 2017, on the 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou (Performance !), in 2021 with the Design Museum Gent (Colors, etc.) and most recently with the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Les Vivants) as part of 2022’s Utopia. These exhibitions have brought together some of the biggest names on the international scene alongside emerging artists. They tell us about the guest collectors’ stories and passions, offering an insight into the questions and contestations that the world inspires in them.

The Vanhaerents Art Collection is one of Belgium’s largest private collections of contemporary art. For Walter Vanhaerents, “J’irai au bout de mes rêves” (I will follow my dreams to the end), inspired by the eponymous song released by Jean-Jacques Goldman in 1982, is about accepting risk and ongoing commitment. Reflecting this collection, Au bout de mes rêves, showcased over the three floors of the Tripostal, is intentionally strong and socially aware, while still conveying a sense of light and wonder during these sombre times. Where dreams exist, there is hope for change or a new beginning. Here, the dream of a collection compiled.

Featured artists: David Altmejd, Mark Handforth, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Mariko Mori, Yoshitomo Nara, Ivan Navarro, Laure Prouvost, Tomàs Saraceno, Yinka Shonibare Emmanuel Taku, Kehinde Wiley, and more.