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 :
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
“La Maison rouge voit rouge, invite au retour pur «sixties» avec un accrochage de la collection de Jaïs Elalouf. Entre la palette explosive, plutôt pimpante, et les empreints maniéristes à l’Art nouveau, cet art pop(ulaire) se décode comme une pub. Il raconte l’après-guerre, le rejet de la norme et du gris uniforme.”
“Quant à Jaïs Elalouf, il possède l’une des plus grandes collections européennes d’art psychédélique. Les trésors qui constituent sa collection entière, vivent à travers des expositions thématiques, certaines affiches sont rarissimes. “ (expo Les Puces du design)
“Docteur ès art psychédélique, le collectionneur Jaïs Elalouf épingle quelques pépites du genre sur les murs de la Petite Chaufferie.(..) Ce dévoreur de contre-culture qui, quand il ne chasse pas des reliques graphiques des seventies, se consacre accessoirement à la vidéo, à l'électro et à la production de musique.”
“Jaïs Elalouf est l’un des plus grands collectionneurs européens d’art psychédélique. L’exposition qu’il présente à Limoges, au festival Psykédéklik, préfigure le Centre d'art psychédélique qu’il veut dédier à ce patrimoine.”
" psychedelic.fr proposes a virtual visit in psych culture and its ramifications. It announces the scenography of a large exhibition and an Art Center in real dedicated to the subject. Behind these powerful initiatives one man : Jaïs Fred Elalouf. (…) without any doubt the finest connaisseur connoisseur of psychedelia in France. (…) Aims to tell psychedelic aesthetics throughout modern sensual approaches (…). The ultimate aim is « to push people to awake and save from society’s traumas, through experience and art ». He has a deep conviction about it. "
"This long psychedelic posters collectionor is disclosing real treasures and opening a virtual Art Center announcing the real version. (…) A strong pictural explosion celebrating today a delightfulm exhibition. "
“History, Arts, which have been generated thanks to an eclecic selection of pieceworks, and interactives installations is being depicted (…). You are already thrilling ? Getting excited before one of the biggest collection in the world about psychedelia. ”
“Jaïs Elalouf has the ambition to share with a large audience an aesthetic experience with universal and humanist values (…) A quasi prophetic mission and a brand new initiative which in the end should be come to the creation of an Art Center (…). Jaïs Elalouf stresses on the necessity to look into yourself and awake consciousness thanks to an aesthetic experience. Ite missa est. (it says it all)”
“This event aims to support the creathion of the Psychedelic Art Center. The purpose is to present a permanent display about these arts at the same time digital and soul-like. Something you cannot miss”
“This website aims to be a true interactive media for the amateurs of psychedélia. Psych People Facebook group gathers a community which shares these psychedelic values. Psychedelic Union proposes services of artistic management (…) The final goal is to open a Psychedelic Art Center with an international dimentson. It is even posible to participate to the project by joining the Society”