The project is led by influential French curator Nicolas Bourriaud.

Naomi Rea, July 1, 2019

MoCo. Photo ©Salem Mostefaoui for PCA-STREAM.
A new museum has opened in France with a radical objective: to make blue-chip works in private collections—the kind typically kept tucked away in storage—public. Undeterred by a heat wave that saw temperatures soar across Europe, some 14,000 people, including the French minister of culture, descended on Montpellier in Southern France on Sunday to attend the inauguration of MoCo Hôtel des Collections.

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Rich People Hide Their Art in Storage. A Novel Art Space in France Is on a Mission to Get Them to Share It With the Public Instead