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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

Je siffle au bord du quai, 2011 - 2015

Installation sonore pour 7 haut-parleurs
1/3 + 2EA

White Noise n°3 et n°4, 2014

Impression directe sur aluminium
Chaque impression : 110 x 90 cm

Achat à l'artiste

Isolation I et II, 2014

Gravure sur disque d’acétate de 15 pouces
Chaque disque : 35 cm de diamètre

Achat à l'artiste

Découpe, 2015

Huile sur toile
240 x 200 cm

Sister Ship, 2015

Vidéo HD, couleur, son
durée: 52’
1/3 + 2EA

Les nébuleuses. Mon tout : les étourdissements de Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, 2016

Livre d’artiste de 21 planches
Fage éditions


Critique de la séparation, 2014

Bois, miroir, boîte à chaussures, tissu, plastique et verre
55 x 36 x 13 cm

Galerie Thomas Bernard / Cortex Athletico

Fragment du cadre d’une porte (serrure) coupée à la hauteur de mon genou, 2015

Bois et métal
107 x 5,5 x 5 cm

Galerie Thomas Bernard / Cortex Athletico

S..., 2014

Fer forgé, lacet et élastique
135 x 10 x 2 cm

Galerie Thomas Bernard / Cortex Athletico

Dos hemisferios, 2014

Verre et gants en cuir
40 x 103 x 7 cm

Galerie Thomas Bernard / Cortex Athletico