Skip to Content
Centre national des arts plastiques

Latest acquisitions

Latest acquisitions

Share Share Share Share Share

Visual arts acquisitions and commissions 2016 - 2nd session

June 2016

The consultative committee of Centre national des arts plastiques convened in June 2016. The committee had a budget of €452,000 and proposed 43 works (including two gifts) by 30 artists and groups for acquisition. The proposed works are characteristic of the great diversity of artistic practice, with four paintings, four works on paper, six multiples, three videos, two photographs, and particular emphasis on sculpture (fifteen works) and installation (seven works).

Acquisitions have international scope, although special attention is paid to the art scene in France (60% of purchased works), plus additional focus on emerging artists or artists who are not currently in the collection, with 50% new entries.

This young French scene is distinguished by a free interpretation of traditional techniques in weaving (Yann Gerstberger) and ceramic (Lamarche Ovize), and by assemblies of salvaged materials (Sergio Verastegui).

The committee also selected A line, a poetic landscape installation and the first work by Lionel Esteve to enter the collection.

The committee added to existing monographic groups, particularly pictorial works, through the acquisition of recent works by Dominique Figarella and Laurent Proux, and a history painting by Carmello Zagari, on long loan to FRAC Limousin. Three sculptures by Gyan Panchal also join the collection; they explore notions of gesture and the eroding of time.

The collection's holding of audio works was enriched with a group of pieces by Vincent Epplay and Jérôme Poret, together with the full set of recordings by Nicolas Moulin's Grautad label. Lastly, an important installation by Dominique Petitgand, presented on Ile de Vassivière, joins the collection and will be placed on long loan to Centre d'Art et du Paysage in Vassivière.

On the international level, acquisitions included an emblematic work by Rosa Barba which plays on the sculptural qualities of the cinematographic image.

A protocol for a nomadic garden by Austrian artist Lois Weinberger completes an existing group of works which focuses on man's relationship to his environment and an exploration of ecological art.

With regards to the artist as a witness to historical events or research in archaeology and ethnography, the committee selected a work by Mexican artist Marianna Castillo Deball that is a reinterpretation of vernacular techniques, and two assembled sculptures by American artist Abigail Deville, each centred on social and racial issues in modern-day America.

These works will be placed on short or long loan to cultural institutions in France and internationally.

Dernière mise à jour le 16 Nov 2017

The Fountain Archives, 2008 - 2016

Grille modulable de 36 documents encadrés
Chaque cadre : 35 x 25 cm environ

The Color Out of Space, 2015

Vidéo couleur, son, filtres en verre, acier
durée: 36’
Édition à 3 exemplaires + 2EA

Achat à l'artiste

Village Force I, 2014

Série de 4 sculptures
Faïence
Chaque sculpture : 60 x 25 x 25 cm

Achat aux artistes

Lizard Kiss, 2015

Céramique et métal
hauteur: 330 cm ; diamètre: 34 cm

Galerie Barbara Wien

Sans titre , 2015

Ensemble de 11 cordes peintes suspendues
Chaque corde : 400 x 3 cm de diamètre

Sarcophagus (Ivory Tower), 2015

Réfrigérateur, papier dorés, fleurs séchées, peinture
Dimensions variables

Galerie Michel Rein

Black Flag (Children of the Corn), 2015

Bois, film plastique, carton, détrempe
177 x 200 x 89,5 cm

Galerie Michel Rein

Unholy Copy Ensemble

Ensemble comprenant :
- UNHOLY COPY : livre et k7 audio, accompagné d’un tirage de tête de 10 risographies.
- Studio remix : livre et K7 audio
- UNHOLY COPY : portfolio, tirages A3, risographie bichromie
- AUDIO TECHNIC CATALOG Notices, Méthodes & Pédagogies : disque vinyle 33T + DVD,2013
- LE DISQUE CONTRE L’INSOMNIE (Hypnose) : disque vinyle 25cm, Éd. Le 104 / PPT Stembogem, 2007
- LE DISQUE QUI PARLE DES DISQUES... Coffret : disque vinyle 45t & DVD, Éd. Rapport d’activité, 2009
- SOUND EFFECTS : Sons de la vie moderne (série Movies In Your Head) : disque vinyle 33T, Éd. PPT Stembogem, 2004
Livres, K7 audio, disques vinyles, risographies,

Achat à l'artiste

A Line, 2011

Installation au sol de 113 cailloux peints évoquant une ligne d’eau
Cailloux, peinture et vernis
31 x 570 x 18 cm

Sans titre , 2009

Diptyque
Digigraphie et acrylique sur aluminium
200 x 300 cm