Events  02.04.20

Covid-19 announcement – Coronavirus

Because of the sanitary situation concerning the Coronavirus Covid-19, and following the instructions of the government, the Zao Wou-Ki Foundation has closed its offices mid-March and this until further notice.

We will go on working remotely to answer the requests of collectors, institutions and specialists of the artistic world and public auctions.

We go on collecting information to progress in the redaction of Volumes 2 and 3 of the Catalogue raisonné of the paintings (1959 to 2008). Therefore do not hesitate to contact us to make sure that your painting is duly referenced in our archives so it will be published in the catalogue raisonné.

We also do our best to prepare and deliver the certificates of authenticity. Their delivery might take a little more time and their dispatch will be limited by the working conditions imposed to the various transportation companies.

To nourish the link with Zao Wou-Ki’s amateurs and enthusiasts, the web site of the Foundation has been updated. Past publications have been added in the Press section concerning articles dated 2015, 2016 and 2017.

We also go on relating the current events organized in museums and galleries, even if these exhibitions have become somewhat virtual now because of the new rules imposed by confinement for the protection of visitors. Even if the new presentation of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris is no longer accessible, the mobile app of the collections will enable you to digitally discover them.

At a time when travelling has become impossible, we have published an article concerning the reopening of the Artizon Museum in Tokyo (former Bridgestone Museum of Art), the richest Japanese collection of works by Zao Wou-Ki.

In order to compensate the foreseeable cancellation of Art Basel Hong Kong 2020 for sanitary reasons, Art Basel Viewing Rooms makes it possible to imagine what this presentation might have been

The Applicat-Prazan Gallery proposes the virtual visit of its exhibition entirely devoted to Zao Wou-Ki.

The Cernuschi Museum has been able to officially unveil to the public on March 3rd the new exhibition of its permanent collections in a fully updated and renovated presentation through the good offices of its director, Eric Lefebvre. The museum also had to close its doors on March 14th and this until further notice to comply with the sanitary rules of the City of Paris. You will find in the Events section an article concerning this reopening and the presentation of the additional donation of Zao Wou-Ki’s works.

Finally, a last article will show us the inaugural exhibition dedicated to Zao Wou-Ki by the Villepin Gallery in Hong Kong which opened on March 20th in a city where the cultural sector is fragile. The Hong Kong Museum of Art, inaugurated in December 2019 after four years of work, which had just reopened after a first closure for confinement in January 2020, has once more closed its doors because of a second wave of infection. We will therefore have to wait some more to see their works by Zao Wou-Ki.

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