Frac île-de-france (FRAC = Regional collection of contemporary art) supports contemporary art creation, with several complementary missions:
- Enrich and broadcast its collection,
- Produce a programme of exhibitions at le plateau
- Educational programme for all types of public,
- Publishing policy linked to exhibitions as well as to the collection
Its collection of more than 2000 art works echoes the great diversity of the contemporary art field, with particular attention paid to the emerging generation of artists.
The dissemination of the collection takes place in various partner venues throughout the Île-de-france region, but also across France and abroad. By spreading this collection widely, frac île-de-france is also present in places not specifically dedicated to contemporary art, so as to interact with different types of public.
Le plateau, an exhibition space launched in 2002, has become a key actor in the contemporary art scene in France. Its artistic agenda is centred on three or four annual exhibitions (solo or group shows), which enable new productions as well as the realisation of specific projects. Regularly, an exhibition is held on the premises with artworks from the collection, giving the viewer the opportunity to discover the latest acquisitions.
Since 2009 a contemporary art figure is associated to the artistic programme for a two-year period, with the mission of curating exhibitions at le plateau, as well as organising projects with our collection throughout the Île-de-France region.
In parallel, le plateau has started to develop a programme of collaborative events in order to broaden our scope to other artistic realms, particularly the performing arts.
The new Frac Île-de-France building, “Les Réserves,” in Romainville, Seine-Saint-Denis is finally give a permanent home to the Frac Île-de-France reserve collections, as well as providing hospitality and exhibition spaces.
Designed by the architecture agency Freaks, it Is part of the new contemporary art hub In eastern Paris, also comprising the Fondation Fiminco, several galleries grouped under the name ‘Komunuma’, artisans, as well as the American art and design school Parsons Paris.
The Frac Île-de-France will have new exhibition spaces in a venue that enables the conservation and management of its collection to be improved, and a new cultural and artistic project to be initiated in cooperation with all stakeholders and audiences in the Region.
Our Educational Department aims to offer a wide-ranging programme dedicated to all types of public. We favour long-term partnerships, such as the presentation of works from the collection in schools or universities, and also offer a series of proposals adapted to each public at le plateau, where the approach is to create awareness and understanding of the art works on display through exchange and dialogue.