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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

Tranche (1), 2014

Tissu, bois, peau de serpent
22 x 133 x 34 cm

Galerie Thomas Bernard / Cortex Athletico

Portable Garden, 1994 - 2016

Installation à protocole dans laquelle des sacs de transport, évoquant l’immigration, sont  remplis de terre du lieu d’exposition et  laissés en place le temps que la végétation semée par le vent et les oiseaux se développe jusqu’à les faire disparaître
Sac, terre et végétation spontanée
Dimensions variables
1/5 + 2EA

Manifesto Festivo, 1996

Huile sur toile
303 x 556 cm

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