[artinfo] Feeling Science: call for applications

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Feeling Science: call for applications

Application deadline: September 15, 2016, noon

Grande voie des Vignes
F-92295 Châtenay-Malabry Cedex

CentraleSupélec is accepting applications to 
direct a major artistic project for its campus in 
Paris -Saclay for the opening of the new 
buildings designed by OMA (Rem Koolhaas and Ellen 
van Loon) and Gigon/Guyer in September 2017.

As part of the "artistic 1%" an international 
call for applications has been launched to choose 
the artist or artist group whose work will be 
part of the experience for the future visitors to 
the site and the affirmation CentraleSupélec's 

Consequently, it will likely be placed in the 
"Diagonal," a large hallway open to the public 
that stretches the entire length of the building. 
This central location, at the heart of the OMA's 
building, is particularly advantageous to present 
the desire both to welcome visitors and to 
showcase the university's identity: a central 
space, at the heart of the building. This space 
is bustling every day with restaurant, relaxation 
and work areas, but is also transformed for 
events. The project naturally opens the door to 
various types of art: suspensions, projections on 
prominent walls, terraces, etc.

The work will be positioned inside, high up and 
in a changing setting, with natural light. The 
artist (or group of artists) must therefore take 
into consideration all constraints inherent in 
this type of setting (including temperature 
constraints) and ensure that materials to be used 
to create or maintain the work will not engender 
complex or costly maintenance. The work must be 
resistant over time.

The total budget for the project is 900,000 EUR, all costs included.

Applications must reach CentraleSupélec no later 
than September 15, 2016 at 12pm; details can be 
downloaded with this 
A document presenting the context is available 
for candidates to download, to gain a sound 
understanding of the architectural project and 
its specificities. 

For any inquiries, please contact Margot Ravier: 
<mailto:margot.ravier at centralesupelec.fr>margot.ravier at centralesupelec.fr

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