Display of contemporary art from François Pinault’s collection in a space within the Stock Exchange.—Inside and outside the Bourse de Commerce, several artists have been invited to install site-specific works that engage in a dialogue with the architecture and the visitor’s journey.–The Bourse de Commerce was originally a commodities exchange building constructed in the 18th century. In 2016, French billionaire François Pinault acquired the site to house his extensive art collection. The renovation and transformation of the historic building into an art museum were led by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando.
The museum officially opened its doors in May 2021. It showcases François Pinault’s contemporary art collection, featuring works by a diverse range of artists from different periods and styles. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, and other forms of contemporary art.
The Bourse de Commerce is renowned not only for its impressive art collection but also for the innovative architectural design that seamlessly blends the historical features of the building with modern elements. The central rotunda, topped by a spectacular oculus, serves as a unique exhibition space.
This cultural institution has become a significant addition to Paris’s vibrant art scene, attracting art enthusiasts and visitors from around the world who come to experience the intersection of history, art, and architecture at the Bourse de Commerce.