Le Plateau

Children Power
Over 18s* banned from the exhibition

Exceptional opening to over 18s without children from 12 to 19 December 2021.

In accordance with government regulations, access to the Plateau requires the presentation of a “Health Pass” for the public aged 12 and over.


To mark the opening of its new reserve collections in Romainville, in 2021, the Frac Île-de-France proposes a three-part exhibition project based on the theme of childhood called Children Power. It will take place in three venues, Le Plateau in Paris, the Château de Rentilly and at Les Réserves in Romainville. This project highlights the central role that young audiences play regarding artistic activities Implemented by the Frac.



At Le plateau : an exhibition for children
Exhibition forbidden to over 18s*

Michel Blazy, Anne Bourse, Ulla von Brandenburg, Monster Chetwynd, Keren Cytter, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Bertrand Dezoteux, Richard Fauguet, Ryan Gander, Jonathan Martin, Anouchka Oler, Pierre Paulin, Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Tursic & Mille

Exhibition curator: Xavier Franceschi


At Le Plateau, the exhibition presented is designed exclusively for under-eighteens: beyond the reversal of the usual age restrictions, it is a very radical way of asserting the central role that children and teenagers play in the project. In particular, artists featuring in the exhibition will be invited to produce pieces created especially for them.

Echoing previous initiatives like the 1st art centre for children, Mille Formes, in Clermont-Ferrand and the Canadian artist Gareth Moore’s itinerant project, Children’s Films, that took place in England and Germany from 2011 to 2014, the exhibition at Le Plateau takes the same unusual step of being not only intended but also uniquely accessible to children.

The works produced by the artists will be designed for very young children, presented at their height, with a play on scale and scenography, as well as for adolescents with a ‘clubbing’ area proposed by one artist, and one part of the exhibition providing older children with an opportunity to feature in the works of art and share their experience of the exhibition on social networks.

Whether directly acting as exhibition mediators with adults at certain public events, or actively contributing to specific tools for mediation (magazine and film about the exhibition produced by the children, working in advance with the Frac public services department), the children will fully partake in the project.

*Accessible to adults accompanied by a child under 18


Rules of the game

  • The exhibition is not open to anyone over 18 years of age.**
  • An adult over 18 years of age may only enter the exhibition if accompanied by at least one person under 18 years of age.
  • Exceptionally, the following may enter the exhibition without being accompanied by persons under the age of 18 :
  • – the artists in the Children Power exhibition (including those participating in the other parts of the exhibition in Romainville and Rentilly)- members of the Frac Île-de-France team- journalists who have made an appointment with the Frac Île-de-France communication department- teachers who have made an appointment with the public service for a subsequent visit with their class composed of students under 18 years of age
  • All photography of the exhibition and the works presented in it is subject to prior agreement from the Frac Île-de-France.

** Exceptional opening to over 18s without children from 12 to 19 December 2021.




Escape Game

Alert at the Plateau ! 
18.09 / 13.10 / 17.11 / 10.12. from 7pm to 8.30pm

Escape Game for 12-17 year olds

Locked in the exhibition space of the Plateau, you will have  to find all the clues, solve the riddles and finally disarm the security alarm… before you are mistaken for art thieves !

Free with registration on 06 13 66 80 68



La boum ! / The party !
02.10 from 4pm to 7pm

In Intuition Palace, the installation created by Jonathan Martin for the Children Power exhibition, under-18s can dance to their heart’s content.

Free event and  no registration 


Visit of the curator’s son

17.10 at 5 pm

Pour Children Power, programme qui donne la parole aux enfants, la visite du commissaire se transforme en visite du fils du commissaire !

Free event and  no registration 


Artist’s appointment

Le Grenelle de l’âge bête

Carte blanche to Bertrand Dezoteux

21.11 from 14.30 to 16.30 pm

Workshop for 8-12 year olds

Free activity on registration at 01 76 21 13 48 / publics@fraciledefrance.com