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Chu Teh-Chun, Nature hivernale A, 1985, Oil on canvas, 97 x 130 cm, ©Adagp 2023, ©Fondation CHU Teh-Chun
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Chu Teh-Chun, Composition 288, 1966, Oil on canvas, 195 x 130 cm, ©Adagp, ©Paris Musées / Musée d'Art moderne
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Chu Teh-Chun, Le point du jour, 1988-1989, Oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm, ©Adagp 2023, ©Fondation CHU Teh-Chun

Fondation CHU Teh-Chun

(since 2024)
The Foundation was founded in 2017 in Geneva out of the desire and commitment of the artist's family to pay tribute to Chu Teh-Chun's work. As a non-profit organization, its mission is to bring CHU's work to the public through visits, exhibitions, conferences and educational initiatives.





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The Foundation is the result of a family initiative to provide structure for the work of Chu Teh-Chun, ensuring its longevity and transmission to future generations. It was founded thanks to the joint determination of Thérèse Chu, wife of the artist and President of the Foundation, Yvon Chu, son of the artist and Vice-President of the Foundation, and Anne-Valérie Sceau, Director of the Foundation.

The Foundation’s mission is to host international events, forge partnerships with institutions and collectors, and support the young art scene. With extensive archives on the artist’s life and work dating back to his arrival in Paris in 1955, the Foundation is dedicated to documenting his work and compiling a catalog raisonné.

In April 2024, the Foundation produces a major retrospective at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore from April 20 to June 30, 2024, to coincide with the 60th Venice Biennale. Curated by Matthieu Poirier and in partnership with the Fondazione Cini, this will be the most important exhibition devoted to the master of gestural abstraction in recent years, whose sublime, dynamic work bridges the gap between the painting of Hans Hartung, Mark Rothko and Helen Frankenthaler. The purpose of the exhibition, and of the monograph to be published by Gallimard, is to gain better understanding of CHU’s work, to put it into perspective in order to identify the singularity of his abstraction, to consider its essential aesthetic data, and to take the measure of his contribution to the revival of painting in the age of color-field abstraction.

l’art en plus assists the CHU Teh-Chu Foundation with its communications strategy and media relations campaign in France and abroad, as well with public relations, developing visibility and promoting the exhibition, a highlight of the 60th Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art.