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Sat, 15 Oct


Auguste Perret's Apartment

Genius Loci

Unpublished visit to a collective exhibition (artist presented: Thomas Devaux) in the apartment of Auguste Perret, for the first time revealed to the public

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Genius Loci
Genius Loci

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15 Oct 2022, 00:00 – 23 Oct 2022, 23:59

Auguste Perret's Apartment, 51 rue Raynouard, 75016 Paris, France


À propos de l'événement

The Bacqueville gallery is pleased to announce the participation of the artist Thomas Devaux in the second edition of Genius Loci, which takes place in Auguste Perret's apartment, open for the first time to the public.

Exhibition only visible by reservation:



After the villa L'Ange Volant by Gio Ponti, edition 2 of Genius Loci, placed under the patronage of the Academy of Fine Arts, the Economic, Social and Environmental Council as well as the Mobilier national, reveals for the first time Auguste Perret's apartment to the public.

Arranged by him in 1932, in the building he designed at 51, rue Raynouard, on the hill of Passy, in Paris, he lived there with his wife until her death in 1954. The architect imagined in this setting of wood and concrete, a reflection of the quintessence of his art, down to the smallest details of furniture, mosaics, mirrors, sconces...

Its neo-classical approach to reinforced concrete, the purity of its Art Deco aesthetics, as well as its major inspirational themes - Antiquity, light, poetry, music... - are celebrated through the works and installations by 30 guest artists in a mise en abyme of this unique place.


Visionary architect, reinforced concrete pioneer and entrepreneur, Auguste Perret signs with 51, rue Raynouard, on the hill of Passy, a mature work. He was almost 60 years old when, in 1932, he set up his agency on the ground floor of the building and, on the seventh floor, his private apartment, with a panoramic view of the Paris sky. At that time, Auguste Perret had already built the building on rue Franklin, the Ponthieu garage, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Salle Cortot. He is preparing for the construction sites of the Mobilier national and the Palais d'Iéna.

The building on rue Raynouard became the epicenter of his Parisian life and his apartment, the scene of many receptions where he invited his artist friends, writers and musicians. The architect imagined in this setting of wood and concrete, a reflection of the quintessence of his art, down to the smallest details of furniture, mosaics, mirrors, sconces... After his death in 1954, his wife will bequeath the apartment to the Association Auguste Perret, created by the former students of the master of the square who has preserved it until today in its original state. Classified as a Historic Monument, the place has belonged to the Auguste Perret Foundation - Academy of Fine Arts since 2022.


Curated by Marion Vignal, Genius Loci, Auguste Perret's apartment reveals this Art Deco masterpiece of wood and concrete to the public for the first time. The exhibition aims to be a mise en abyme of the personality and work of the architect, as close as possible to his thought and his inspirations.

In this space enhanced by the creations of the artists presented, Genius Loci invites you to discover Auguste Perret, this builder who wanted to "make architecture sing", in other facets: those of designer, decorator, great lover of sculpture, of music and poetry, and lovers of owls and angels.

The exhibition brings together creations - including several special orders - signed by emerging talents and major figures in contemporary art and design. These are confronted with unique pieces by Auguste Perret, as well as works by his artist friends from his personal collection. The spirit of the place is thus revealed through painting, sculpture, installation, furniture, but also digital art, music and perfume.


André Abbal

Aldric Beckman

christian biecher

Antoine Bourdelle

Daniela Busarello

A+A Cooren

Nadege Desgenetez

Thomas Devaux

John Dunand

Jerome Echenoz

Ellena Workshop

Loris Greaud

Constance Guisset

Thomas Houseago

Shiro Kuramata

Martin Laforet

Benoit Mayor

Robert Mallet-Stevens

Paul Mathieu & Michael Ray

Theo Mercier

Chana Orloff

Rick Owens

Auguste Perret

Anne & Patrick Poirier

Simone Prouve

Eugeni Quitlet

Martin Szekely

Morgane Tschember

Bruna Vettori

Francesco Vezzoli

Pierre Yovanovitch

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