[artinfo] new artist residency place - Paris - 104

Sára Stenczer stenczer at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 15:08:59 CEST 2008


CENT QUATRE is a place of artistic creation and production unique in
the world. Open to all forms of art, this 39,000 m² (419, 792 sq.
feet) space is an original architectural whole in which art meets the
public head-on.
The brainchild of two directors, Robert Cantarella and Frédéric
Fisbach, aims in particular to highlight the singular artistic
languages present at CENT QUATRE, the location for an experience
rooted in the everyday. It is a place where the artistic dynamic
pushes back the boundary between art and the public. At CENT QUATRE,
therefore, art and culture are open to visitors as well as to
passers-by and the onlookers. This powerful movement gives momentum to
brand new methods of creation, production and visibility. The
reception and working areas in CENT QUATRE, as well as all the
programmes, festivals and events are thought out with this artistic
dynamic in mind. The aim of the approach is to increase the number of
channels for accessing contemporary creative art and allow
unrestricted access to it. Some thirty artistic projects will be
developped each year, bringing on the coming of about 200 artists from
all over the world, stayin on site at the same time. CENT QUATRE is a
place of production and provides artists with the technical, financial
and human resources for creating a work as well as for imagining
unrestricted production and co-production methods. During their stay,
artists will use the various areas provided for them according to
their needs. These areas can be adapted according to the artistic
orientation chosen and the work stages involved. Each artist is
therefore free to explore their flexibility and give them a transient
and reversible purpose. Along with the workshop openings, three
festivals will be held during the year, showing the finished works of
artists staying at CENT QUATRE.

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