THE ELALOUF COLLECTION

A DYNAMIC FUND WITH THOROUGH TOPICS

"Ce qui compte vraiment, est de mettre l’âme à nu."
- Juan Miro

The Elalouf COLLECTION is the one of the most consistent collection in Europe regarding psychedelic Art.

It gathers a unique fund of more than 5,000 piece works and artefacts. Showing a large and exceptional range, the aim is to be preserved and TRANSMITTED

The collection has BEEN enriched and preserved this memory during 15 years and preserved this cultural testimony. It has been exposed for 40 events : La Maison Rouge museum, Biennale de Lyon, CAPC Bordeaux, Centre Barbara, etc.

It is thanks to his love for Rock n ’Roll, soul and jazz 1970s musics that Jaïs Elalouf could set up his collection. It has raised his interest for record sleeves, a real sign of recognation of music at this period. Through the diversity of this movement he has taken a creative inspiration for audiovisual shows as a DJ. It is precisely during one of his 500 Cinemix concerts across the world that he started to gather artworks one by one. From flea markets, antiques shops to auction rooms he has done a great work to explore this iconography with mysterious links. The Elalouf Collection conveys its value for this grand heteroclism, gathering various styles and supports in about 40 countries.

Hundreds of topics imagined by the curator have been launched within the collection. Proposed topics can be chronological or a remembrance of a major event :


Contemporary psychedelia
Retinal circus: Optical-Kinetic Art and black light
Challenged prohibition in the 1960s et 1970s
Spirituality, dream and psychedelia

Outstanding aesthetics of the 1960’s in cinema and music
The psychedelic experience and Arts
Psychedelic sensitivity in traditional Arts
Micro-macro : Nature and the psychedelic sensitivity.

PDF FILE OF THE ART COLLECTION

MENTIONS IN MEDIA

Exhibition «1967-1977, a decade of protests» at the Barbara Centre. An era of international consciousness ; consumption society, ecology, sexual liberation, racial equality, feminism, working conditions, peace...
Cf. the interview orf the curator Jaïs Elalouf hereby.