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New Olivier Debre Cultural Centre
Tours, France

Following a partnership with the Fondation Olivier Debré in 2008, the Tours Centre de Création Contemporain has now been transformed into the CCC Olivier Debré with the opening of a brand new building of 4,500 m2 designed by the Portuguese architecture agency Aires Mateus, on the site of the old abandoned Ecole des Beaux Arts in Tours on the Loire. It was officially inaugurated on Saturday 11 March in the presence of the Queen of Norway and President François Hollande.


As well as celebrating and disseminating the work of Olivier Debré, the centre will, in keeping with the artist's wishes, not be just a museum but a dynamic place for contemporary cultural engagement and dialogue.


Debré, a leading post-war abstract artist, spent much time painting in Norway, and the inaugural exhibition focusses on his work from that period, and includes paintings from the Queen’s collection.


“Olivier Debré: Un Voyage en Norvège”
until 17 August 2017
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