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Frac Alsace

The Frac Alsace was created in 1982 by the Ministry of Culture and the Regional Council as part of the decentralization policy. It contributes to the development of contemporary creation through acquisition, the dissemination of works of art and the awareness of wider publics.

The various artistic projects developed by successive directors have interrogated territories, landscapes, identities. The FRAC Alsace now has a rich collection of more than 1000 works of art, representing more than 600 artists.

It organizes exhibitions every year in its spaces in Sélestat and outside its walls, and various educational proposals. About a third of the collection is presented in different places, mainly in Alsace.

Le jardin du Frac Alsace
Le jardin du Frac Alsace

The FRAC Alsace also implements artist residencies in the region.
Since 2000, the FRAC garden has been entrusted to artists for multi-year projects. After Bertrand Lavier and then Nicolas Boulard, the «Schatz & Jardin» project of Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger takes place in 2021.

Chaired by Pascal Mangin, also President of the Commission Culture of the Région Grand Est authority, the FRAC Alsace is headed by Felizitas Diering.

In the Grand Est region, the FRAC Alsace collaborates with the 49 Nord 6 Est – FRAC Lorraine and the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, seeking to open up new perspectives and areas of reflection on the notions of territory and cultural outreach initiatives.

Their strategic geographical position allows them to develop cross-border and international projects and, with their expertise, to open a debate on the challenges of a contemporary collection in the 21st century.

Felizitas Diering Photo : Klaus Stöber
Felizitas Diering Photo : Klaus Stöber

Felizitas Diering, director of the Frac Alsace since 2017.

Felizitas Diering (1982, Chemnitz, D) graduated in art history and literature from the Albert-Ludwig University of Fribourg-en-Brisgau. She has lived in the United States, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic and, since 2017, in France where she is director of the FRAC Alsace. The artistic project «Natures» that she develops invites us to think on the place of works of art in an open system defending an interdisciplinary and transversal approach to contemporary creation.

On-site exhibition

Transmergence #02 : Entre nous

© Frac Alsace
© Frac Alsace
12.05.20
07.04.21

In a world in constant transformation, and especially since the pandemic, how to understand the notion of space ?
The artists presented in this exhibition explore the materiality of this invisible in-between. They offer us new spaces to discover through paintings, installations and in situ interventions, drawings, objects and new media.

Around us, space is invisible: apparently a nothingness that we cannot grasp. Nevertheless, we perceive it consciously and unconsciously, because it determines our relationship with our environment and our fellow human beings. Its nature remains, even today, enigmatic. It is multidimensional, sometimes virtual, both material and energy.

Our current situation has changed our perception of space. We increase the physical distance between us and our loved ones, and at the same time reduce the geographical distances we travel. Public and collective spaces are subject to strong restrictions, while private and virtual spaces become prevalent. We have become aware of the space between us – in its vulnerability but also for its ability to provide us with new benchmarks.

— Felizitas Diering, Isabelle von Marschall
Recent acquisition

Recent acquisition

Mehryl Levisse, Pot-Pourri

Mehryl Levisse,
Pot-Pourri, 2018. Performance.
Protocole + costume du performer + podium en bois + 2 photographies.
Pièce unique.
Achat à l'artiste.
Collection Frac Alsace. © droits réservés.

Mehryl Levisse, Pot-Pourri, 2018. Performance. Protocole + costume du performer + podium en bois + 2 photographies. Pièce unique. Achat à l'artiste. Collection Frac Alsace. © droits réservés.
Mehryl Levisse, Pot-Pourri, 2018. Performance. Protocole + costume du performer + podium en bois + 2 photographies. Pièce unique. Achat à l'artiste. Collection Frac Alsace. © droits réservés.

Comité technique d'achat - membres avec voix délibérative

Felizitas Diering
Directrice du Frac Alsace
Sabine Himmelsbach
Directrice de la HeK (House of Electronic Arts), Bâle
Sophie Potelon
Production et médiation, Fondation Kadist, Paris
Maren Ruben
Artiste, Strasbourg
Pierre-Jean SUGIER
Directeur de la Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis

Comité technique d'achat - membres avec voix consultative

Fanny Gonella
Directrice du 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
Bernard Goy
Conseiller pour les Arts Plastiques, Ministère de la Culture / DRAC Grand Est
Marie Griffay
Directrice du Frac Champagne-Ardenne

Administration

Pascal Mangin
Président
Felizitas Diering
Directrice

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Contact

Frac Alsace
1 route de Marckolsheim
67 600 Sélestat, France

information@frac-alsace.org
T + 33 (0)3 88 58 87 55

Opening hours

MON
CLOSED
TUE
5.30PM-9.30PM
WED
CLOSED
THU
CLOSED
FRI
5.30PM-9.30PM
SAT
CLOSED
SUN
3PM-7PM
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