Contemporary African Art Collection by Jean Pigozzi


The Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC) is a private collection created in 1989 by Italian business man, Jean Pigozzi. It includes several thousand artworks featuring paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, installations and videos from contemporary artists living in sub-Saharan African countries. Curated up to 2008 by André Magnin, now an independant curator and art dealer, the CAAC is regularly acquiring new pieces, adding new artists and lending works to major art institutions and museums around the world.
The collection is based in Geneva, and does not have a permanent exhibition venue.

In 2008, Jean Pigozzi also started collecting contemporary Japanese art, the collection is presented on

Esther Mahlangu 80, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
from 11/11/15 to 12/02/15
Unorthodox, The Jewish Museum, NY, USA
from 11/06/15 to 03/27/16
Malick Sidibé, Sherrick & Paul Gallery, Nashville, USA
from 11/05/15 to 01/09/16
Making Africa–Un continent du design contemporain, Guggenheim Bilbao, Espagne
from 10/30/15 to 02/21/16
Chroniques d’une renaissance, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France
from 10/17/15 to 06/13/16
L’art et la machine, Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
from 10/13/15 to 01/24/16
Picasso.mania, Grand-Palais, Paris, France
from 10/07/15 to 02/29/16
Une brève histoire de l’avenir, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
from 09/24/15 to 01/04/16
Folk Art Africain ? Créations contemporaines en Afrique subsaharienne, Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
from 09/24/15 to 12/19/15
2050 Une brève histoire de l'avenir, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles
from 09/11/15 to 01/24/16
Art et développement durable, vol. 4 : Romuald Hazoumé, La Mobilière, Berne, Suisse
from 09/02/15 to 02/05/16
In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
from 08/31/15 to 01/03/16
Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko, Fondation Cartier, Paris
from 07/11/15 to 01/10/16

UNREALISM, The Moore Building, Miami Design District, Florida
from 12/01/15 to 12/06/15

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