Contemporary art flourishes at
La Commanderie de Peyrassol

Philippe Austruy, a wine lover and a nomadic collector, has turned La Commanderie de Peyrassol into one of the largest open-air collections in Europe.

In the middle of the vineyards, dotted around the woods and in dedicated spaces for the most delicate pieces, visitors will discover works of art by Daniel Buren, Niki de Saint Phalle, Dan Graham, Carsten Höller, Bertrand Lavier, Richard Long, Ugo Rondinone, Lee Ufan, Victor Vasarely, Joana Vasconcelos and Bernar Venet. These masterpieces interact with the idyllic landscape and awaken in the visitor the pleasure of discovering contemporary art.

In the summer of 2021, the Commanderie de Peyrassol took a new step to become a key destination for contemporary art in Provence. A solo exhibition of works gathered for the first time by artist Anish Kapoor marked the occasion. Since then, annual temporary exhibitions of internationally renowned artists have followed. After Michelangelo Pistoletto and the “Face au Temps” exhibition in collaboration with De Jonckheere in 2022 and Berlinde De Bruyckere in 2023, Bertrand Lavier presents “En couleur” from April 1 to November 3, 2024.

Each year, new works—recently acquired or shown for the first time—find their place at the heart of the Commanderie de Peyrassol, whether in the art center or among the vineyards. In harmony with the location, its philosophy, and its history, these works reflect the taste of an enlightened art enthusiast and a deep desire to share.

La Commanderie de Peyrassol is a member of Reseau Plein Sud