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Visual Arts Acquisitions and Commissions 2017 - Session 2

November 2017

The Consultative Committee for acquisitions and commissions of the Centre national des arts plastiques met in November of 2017. The committee had been provided with a budget of 536,255€ and proposed the acquisition of 48 artworks created by 20 artists.
The Cnap pursued its work of prospection on both the International and French scenes: two thirds of the artists acquired have entered the collection for the first time. This is case for example for France with Neil Beloufa, Jésus Alberto Benitez and Rafaella Della Olga. When it comes to foreign artists, one could mention the acquisition of pieces by Engel Leonardo (Dominican Republic), Faouzi Laatiris (Morocco), Peter Robinson (New-Zealand) and Liz Craft (United States).

The committee was particularly interested in the various contemporary expressions of sculpture: the decorative exuberance of Betty Woodman and the studio work of Stephen Maas, side by side with Sven 't Jolle’s ironic allegory and Francisco Tropa’s game that is both strategic and illusionist. Other artworks possess a strong narrative and performative dimension, like those of Julie Bena, Alex Cecchetti and Kapwani Kiwanga.
Works by Gerald Petit, Ian Kiaer and Vivian Sutter testify to the uneven relevance of the pictorial medium. Rosalind Nashashibi’s sensitive film sheds light on the work of this latter artist.

The films of Étienne Chambaud and Douglas Gordon explore the question of the visible. The first uses digital technologies to adopt a post-human point of view. I had nowhere to go, bears witness to years of war and the exile of artist Jonas Mekas, and provides the spectator with a radical experience.

These artworks are intended to be loaned to, and deposited with, cultural institutions in France and abroad.

Artworks in the process of being acquired

Dernière mise à jour le 17 May 2018

Chauvette, 2017

Œuvre en trois éléments
Résine epoxy, plâtre polyester, papier carbone,
45 x 70 x 42 cm
47 x 39 x 15 cm
70 x 26 x 40 cm


Sans titre, 2010

29 x 21 x 0,5 cm


Vivian's Garden, 2017

Vidéo HD couleur, son, d'après un film 16 mm
2/3 + 2 EA


Sans titre (A&M#2), 2017

Huile sur bois
60 x 50 cm


Sans titre (Dark Sky #6), 2017

Huile sur bois
200 x 165 cm


Sans titre (Black Bird #5), 2017

Huile sur bois
50 x 40 cm


Pair et Impair, 2014

Installation composée de 3 bâtons en feutre de laine et plexiglass, 19 formes et 73 contre-formes en feutre
Dimensions variables

Sant titre (VIS 05, VIS 7, VIS 25, VS2 00033, VS2 00035)

Série de 5 peintures
Technique mixte sur toile
VIS 05 : 243 x 175 cm
VIS 07 : 280 x 138 cm
VIS 25 : 194 x 146 cm
VS2 000033 : 231 x 178 cm
VS2 000035 : 239 x 180 cm

Proyectos Ultravioleta

Entrepreneurship, 2016

Plâtre, pigment, bois et métal
Tonneau : 77 x 60 x 60 cm
Singe : 54 x 40 x 48 cm
Chevalet : 66 x 227 x 70 cm

Noche Triste 2, 2015

22 éléments en bronze peint sur plateforme en bois sur tréteaux métalliques et tissu sérigraphié
30 x 250 x 190 cm