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In line with the programming implemented at le plateau - the historical site of the frac île-de-france located in the 19th district of Paris - the collection reflects the diversity of contemporary creation.

 

Canvassing young French as well as international artists, attentive to the progress of more established artists, the constitution of monographic collections and the acquisition of works produced notably at le plateau (thus recently Charles Avery, Philippe Decrauzat, Gusmão + Paiva, Mark Geffriaud, Michel Blazy...), are amongst the ways in which the collection is enriched. Thirty or so projects are organised off-site each year with the collection (over 1,500 works) favouring experimentation, notably in a transient way, the presence of the artists and and long-term work with partners in the area. Projects take place as much in sites of cultural heritage, as in the voluntary sector, with local communities, in venues not devoted to visual arts, as well as in the educational community for direct exposure to the works within the establishments, notably with the active participation of the artists. This diffusion is part of an approach aiming to reach and raise awareness amongst new audiences beyond institutions that have already been identified.


End of 2014, the frac île-de-france implemented a "multi-site" project to create an unprecedented presence within different territories in the Ile-de-France region. Thus, as part of a partnership with the Community of the Agglomeration of Marne and Gondoire (Seine-et-Marne), the Château de Rentilly, renovated by Xavier Veilhan (in collaboration with the architects Bona / Lemercier), joined le plateau and has become the second frac île-de-france venue. Devoted to the frac collection, it also offers projects produced with other institutions becoming a unique platform in France devoted to presenting public as well as private collections.


Florence Berthout, President
Xavier Franceschi, Director