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  • Davide Balula, Mimed Sculptures, 2016. Performance, 2/4. Achat à la galerie Franck Elbaz en 2017. © Davide Balula

  • Camille Henrot, Robinson Crusoé, Daniel Defoe, 2012, Fnac 2014-0005 © Adagp, Paris

  • Charlotte Moth, Sculpture made to be Filmed, 2012. FNAC 2013-0101 © Adagp, Paris / Cnap /

  • Maurizio Nannucci
    Listen to your eyes
    2010
    FNAC
    © Maurizio Nannucci/Cnap/Photo : École supérieure d'art de Metz

  • We Are The Painters, Paint for Hochwechsel, 2010. FNAC 2012-280 © droits réservés / Cnap / Visuel fourni par l'artiste

  • Dominique Blais
    Les disques
    2008-2009
    Installation avec du mouvement
    FNAC 09-386

  • Laurent Grasso
    Haarp
    2009
    Installation
    FNAC 09-496

    © ADAGP/Cnap/Photo : Chez Valentin, Valentin Art Contemporain

  • ulien Prévieux
    Le lotissement
    2009
    Installation
    FNAC 09-608(1 à 6)

    © D.R/Cnap/Photo : Jousse Entreprise

  • Robert Combas
    La trombonneuse
    2008
    Acrylique sur toile
    FNAC 08-373

    © ADAGP/Cnap

  • Daniel Buren
    Que la lumière soit - F Rouge, septembre 2007, travail situé
    2007
    Tissu en fibre optique contrecollé sur aluminium, LEDs
    FNAC 08-148

    © D.R/Cnap/Photo : Galerie Verney-Carron

  • Ulla von Brandenburg
    Curtain
    2007
    FNAC 10-095

    © D.R/Cnap/Photo : Art : concept

  • Alain Séchas
    Hommage à Émile Coué
    2006
    Installation mixte
    FNAC 06-642

    © ADAGP/Cnap/Photo : Galerie Chantal Crousel

  • Tania Mouraud
    La fabrique
    2006
    Installation vidéo
    FNAC 09-291

    © ADAGP/Cnap/Photo : Galerie Dominique Fiat

  • La Ribot, Laughing Hole, 2006. Visuel fourni par l’artiste

  • Edith Dekyndt
    A is hotter than B
    2005
    Vidéo
    FNAC 09-409

    © Universal research of Subjectivity/Cnap/Photo : Dekyndt Edith

  • Gérard Traquandi
    Plante avec un crâne
    1996
    Huile sur toile
    FNAC 980472

    © ADAGP/Cnap/Photo : Galerie Daniel Templon

  • Gabriel Orozco, La D.S., 1993. FNAC 94003. Vue de l’exposition Collector, lille3000, Tripostal, Lille, 2012 © CNAP/Photo : Gautier Deblonde, Lille

  • Philippe Parreno
    Alien Seasons vs Fade to black Fade to Black: (The Ice Man, Tokyo 1995 ; Space World,
    Kitakyushu 2003 ; Sound Pan, Paris 2002 ; Argentina vs Netherlands 1978, Medina 2003 ; The Day After, Kitakyushu 2003)

    2002-2003
    Ensemble indissociable d'une vidéo et de 5 sérigraphies
    FNAC 03-827

    © D.R/Cnap/Photo : Philippe Parreno

  • Pierre Huyghe, L'expédition scintillante, Acte 2 (Light Box), 2002. FNAC 03-1230 © Adagp, Paris / Cnap / Photo : Yves Chenot

  • Jean-Charles Blais
    My Tailor V
    1995
    Peinture glycérophtalique et craie sur affiches arrachées et châssis en métal
    FNAC 96047

    © D.R/CNAP/Galerie Yvon Lambert

  • Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Pourquoi le monde est-il devenu rond ?, II, 1991 (détail). Vue de l’exposition « Y he aquí la luz » (Et voici la lumière), organisée par le Centre national des arts plastiques au Museo de Arte Miguel Urrutia, Bogotá, Colombie. © photo : MUMA, 2017.

  • Piero Gilardi, Tronchi Caduti, 1990, FNAC 91490 © Piero Gilardi / Cnap / Photo : Galerie Di Meo

  • Jean-Michel Alberola
    Ex-voto : la parole de Saint-Agathon
    1986-1987
    Huile sur toile
    FNAC 35504

    ©ADAGP/Cnap

  • Jacques Monory
    La voleuse n°9
    1986
    Acrylique et collage de photos sur toile

    © ADAGP/Cnap/Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole

    Œuvre transférée au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole

  • Annette Messager
    Effigie
    1985
    Acrylique et photographie sur toile libre
    FNAC 35180

    © ADAGP/Cnap/Photo : Messager Annette

  • Niele Toroni
    Empreintes de pinceau n°50 répétées à intervalles de 30 cm
    1975
    Acrylique sur toile cirée
    FNAC 02-1366

    © D.R/Cnap/Photo : Espace de l'art concret

  • Claude Viallat
    Orange, formes bleu clair
    1970
    Huile sur toile

    © ADAGP/Cnap/Photo : Georges Meguerditchian, Agence photographique de la Rmn

    Œuvre attribuée au Musée national d'art moderne, Paris

  • Takis
    Signal I
    1968
    Acier, aluminium, électricité
    FNAC 9699

    © ADAGP/Cnap/Photo : Georges Poncet

  • Daniel Spoerri
    Mettre le paquet I
    1965
    Objets divers collés sur bois
    FNAC 1433

    © ADAGP/Cnap/Photo : Yves Bresson (Musée d'art
    moderne de Saint-Etienne-Métropole)

    Œuvre transférée au Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne

  • Nicolas Schöffer
    Microtemps n°7
    1965
    Sculpture cinétique
    FNAC 10330

    © ADAGP/Cnap/Photo : CNAP

Since 1961, the visual arts collections have expanded to include over 19,600 works acquired from 5,900 artists.
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A MAP OF ARTISTIC CREATION
The visual arts collection forms a map of artistic creation in all its richness and diversity. The heading “visual arts” covers a wide range of media and techniques, including the various materials used by artists today. Next to traditional media, painting, sculpture and graphic works, the collection has opened up in the last few years to new types of art projects in a more cross-disciplinary approach: installations, atmospheres, formal works, performance pieces and sound.
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A WIDE RANGE OF MEDIA
This focus on all forms of artistic creation is reflected in the acquisition of sound installations (Dominique Blais, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot), interactive pieces (Piero Gilardi) and installation-performances (Dora Garcia).

Some installations attest to the support to young artists, while others join existing series. Monumental sculpture also proves to be a particularly protean genre that explores materials and experiences (from Hubert Duprat to Maurizio Nannucci) and offers protocols (Mona Hatoum). Other smaller sculptures (Sigalit Landau, Peter Coffin) also testify to the diversity of approaches that co-exist today.

In the field of painting, works by established as well as young artists, such as Djamel Tatah, Valérie Favre, Stéphane Bordarier, Sylvie Fajfrowska, Samuel Richardot, Farah Atassi, Jean-Charles Eustache, Nathan Hylden and Cyprien Toukoudagba, have entered the collections. A large triptych by Mathieu K. Abonnenc and a digital print by Susanna Fritscher partially fall within the realm of painting, showing, once more, the extent to which practices can be revisited.

Many works on paper by Henrik Plenge-Jacobsen, Evariste Richer, Saâdane Afif & Devalence, Carmen Perrin and Tracey Emin have been added to the graphic arts collections. In 2010, a large part of the printed works produced by the CNEAI in Chatou was acquired, allowing missing pieces to enter the collection. Finally, the collection of artist’s books is regularly supplemented:  from Robert Barry to Maurizzio Cattelan, Dan Walsh and Haim Steinbach.
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A PROSPECTIVE COLLECTION
The prospecting efforts of the Cnap commission seek to record the developments in the art scenes, especially the American one (Sadie Benning, Chloe Piene, Peter Coffin, Nathan Hylden), the Mexican one (Carlos Amorales, Abraham Cruzvillegas) and the European one (Jeppe Hein, Katinka Bock, Robert, Bata, Ulla von Brandenbourg). The Cnap commissions were able to spot very early on the work of artists who are now firm fixtures, such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Gabriel Orozco, Félix Gonzales-Torres.

The French art scene is particularly well represented in the collection (Dove Allouche, Aurélien Froment, Benoît Maire, Isabelle Cornaro).

The works, most of which are on long-term loan in French and foreign museums, attest to an ongoing interest in young artists, especially in those who have never received a public acquisition.

Dernière mise à jour le 26 Oct 2017

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