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Visual arts acquisitions and commissions 2016 - session 3

December 2016

The Cnap's consultative committee for acquisitions and commissions met in November 2016. The committee had a budget of €471,000 and proposed acquiring 38 works (including three donations) by 28 artists and groups.

Cnap has continued to search for work on the French art scene and internationally, notably acquiring works by artists not already present in the collection (58% new entrants). In a drive to enlarge the monographic content of the collections, Cnap acquired recent works by well-established artists such as François Curlet and Hubert Duprat.

The acquisitions reflect the very close attention paid, as always, to the field of sculpture and art installation. We note, however, in the pictorial field, the addition to the French collections of a painting by the Franco-American artist, Nicole Eisenman.

The works that have been acquired reflect the great interest currently in playing with experimentation and free re-appropriation of traditional techniques (Sylvie Auvray and Scoli Acosta), the fictional imaginary world (Pauline Bastard and Pauline Curnier Jardin) and archaeology of humanity (Michael E. Smith and Olga Balema). The committee also paid attention to the creation of sets able to reflect various aspects of an approach that is part sculpture, part video and so on. (Jacoby, Pisano and Sharif).

Lastly, the committee continued to enhance the collection dedicated to artists’ books, with the acquisition of 3 projects by Charles Sandison , Koo Jeong A and Kris Martin, published by Éditions Yvon Lambert.

The intention is for these works to be sent out on loan to cultural institutions in France and abroad.

Dernière mise à jour le 17 Nov 2017

Sydney no tendrá un millón de amigos, pero sí los tiene en un millón de lugares

Aluminium peint découpé au laser, CNC et MDF peints, fixations et vêtements
172 x 270 x 52 cm
© Photo Claire Dorn


Tissu brodé, système électronique et moteur
250 x 540 cm
© Photo Aurélien Mole


Installation sonore
durée: 1’
Édition à 3 exemplaires + 1EA


Vidéo, couleur, son
durée: 21’54
1/5 + 1EA

Despondent Ghost

Huile sur toile
180 x 170 cm


Livre d’artiste
Édition à 150 exemplaires

Achat à la Librairie Yvon Lambert  


Livre d’artiste
33 x 24 cm

Achat à la Librairie Yvon Lambert


Mobile parmi les mobiles

2012 / 2016
Tiges métalliques, aimants et paquet de Gauloises consumées
70 x 40 x 50 cm
1/3 + 1 EA

Achat à l’artiste  

Negociation in Exchange (Llama) - The Value in Mathematics

Installation comprenant une sculpture et un texte d’accompagnement imprimé
Bois, balance, feutre, câble, tube PVC et tirage noir et blanc
Sculpture : 220 x 134 x 28 cm ; Tirage : 43 x 28 cm
2/2 + 1 EA

Achat à la Galerie Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam)

The Value in Mathematics (Script)

Tirage numérique sur papier Archive
85 x 85 cm
1/4+ 2 EA

Achat à la Galerie Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam)