Reception of Le Plateau – photo Martin Argyroglo 2019

For 40 years, Frac Île-de-France has been involved in an important, forward-looking task aimed at putting together a representative collection of contemporary art.

After focusing on certain specific themes and issues (the question of representation in painting, the place of the object in sculpture), the collection is now looking to develop four areas of focus :

> Works from collaborative and socially committed practices: highly developed in France and abroad, these practices represent a challenge for a conception of the art work focused on a single author and a finished item, but are fundamental to contemporary artistic issues. 

> Practicable works or works for use: protocols to be activated, furniture, coffee machines, video games, board games: contemporary practices are increasingly involving the public in their use or creation.  

> Video works : a new and rapidly evolving medium, whose adaptability is highly conducive to dissemination and whose address is particularly relevant for the Frac. 

> Works from emerging practices in the Île-de-France region, where there is an abundance of artistic talent.

This unique public collection is enriched especially through partnership projects and production.

The exhibitions held at le Plateau and Les Réserves are the source of a certain number of works, which, within the collection, are also a living trace of our programs. Certain productions created by invited artists specifically for the occasion are thus taken on in the form of acquisitions, and accordingly meet two of Frac Île-de-France’s quintessential missions. Through this determinedly open-minded conception of today’s art, Frac Île-de-France is striving to put together a major public collection, both in terms of its mission to support contemporary art and in its determination to make an outstanding patrimony accessible to all.


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