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Visual Arts Acquisitions and Commissions 2017 - Session 1

June 2017

The Cnap's Consultative Committee in charge of purchasing visual art works met on May 31 and June 1, 2017. The committee has a budget of €451,765 and agreed on the acquisition of 43 works by 23 artists or groups of artists.

Some 11 artists made their entry into the Fonds national d’art contemporain (French national contemporary art collection), a national collection that the Cnap adds to, conserves and circulates. The commission proved its willingness to look to the future in France through Anne Bourse, Claude Cattelain, Chourouk Hriech and Patrick Loughran, and abroad with Vanessa Billy, Adriana Minoliti and Ola Vasiljeva.

The variety of processes and means of expression - installations, painting, artists' books and formal works - show that the collection is open to all fields of contemporary creation. Davide Balula and Gregory Buchert were selected to develop the specific corpus of performance works.

The acquisition of pieces by Julien Audebert, Ingrid Luche and Lili Reynaud Dewar is proof of the close eye being kept on the French scene and strengthens the presence of these artists in public collections.

On the international front, the purchase of emblematic works by Caroline Achaintre, Clemens Von Wedemeyer, Ana Jotta and Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven reflects a desire to better represent these artists who are rarely, if ever, to be found in French institutions.

Pieces by Ronald Corneliessen, Esther Ferrer, Philippe Mayaux and Laurence Wiener enhance and update the existing monographic ensembles.

These works are destined to be loaned and placed in cultural institutions in France and abroad.

Dernière mise à jour le 20 Apr 2018

Serie Proyectos espaciales, 1980

Œuvre à protocole
Fil rouge, câble ou élastique
Dimensions variables

Angels Barcelona

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Dessin en 4 panneaux
Encre sur toile
340 x 830 cm

Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou

Faire ailleurs, 2017

Livre d'artiste et tirage de tête
32 x 24 cm et 29,7 x 42 cm

Don de la galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou

Eu sei tudo, 1980

Boîte en carton, pinceaux, crayon, fusain, et pièces de bois peintes
24 x 47 x 33 cm


Feito, 2008

Acrylique sur écran de projection
160 x 129,5 x 16 cm


Footnote #11, 2016

Œuvre en 7 éléments
Technique mixte


Ikebana, 2012

Sculpture en 8 éléments
Terre cuite émaillée
77 x 56 x 47 cm


Heavy Plate, 2015

Terre cuite émaillée
53 x 45 x 17 cm


Silla, 2015

Terre cuite émaillée
35 x 37 x 17 cm