On-site exhibition

Children Power

22 Rue des Alouettes 75019 Paris

Visuel de travail © Bruno Botella / graphisme Baldinger Vu-Huu
Visuel de travail © Bruno Botella / graphisme Baldinger Vu-Huu

To mark the opening of its new reserve collections in Romainville, in 2021, the Frac Île-de-France proposes a three-part exhibition project based on the theme of childhood called Children Power. It will take place in three venues, Le Plateau in Paris, the Château de Rentilly and at Les Réserves in Romainville. This project highlights the central role that young audiences play regarding artistic activities Implemented by the Frac.

At Le plateau: an exhibition FOR children
Exhibition forbidden to over 18s*

At Le Plateau, the exhibition presented is designed exclusively for under-eighteens: beyond the reversal of the usual age restrictions, it is a very radical way of asserting the central role that children and teenagers play in the project. In particular, artists featuring in the exhibition will be invited to produce pieces created especially for them.

Echoing previous initiatives like the 1st art centre for children, Mille Formes, in Clermont-Ferrand and the Canadian artist Gareth Moore’s itinerant project, Children’s Films, that took place in England and Germany from 2011 to 2014, the exhibition at Le Plateau takes the same unusual step of being not only intended but also uniquely accessible to children.

The works produced by the artists will be designed for very young children, presented at their height, with a play on scale and scenography, works that can be touched and handled, spaces that can be taken over to express yourself in a free and fun way, as well as for adolescents with a ‘clubbing’ area proposed by one artist, and one part of the exhibition providing older children with an opportunity to feature in the works of art and share their experience of the exhibition on social networks.

Whether directly acting as exhibition mediators with adults at certain public events, or actively contributing to specific tools for mediation (magazine and film about the exhibition produced by the children, working in advance with the Frac public services department), the children will fully partake in the project.

*Accessible to adults accompanied by a child under 18

  • Michel Blazy, Anne Bourse, Ulla von Brandenburg, Monster Chetwynd, Keren Cytter, Daniel Dewar/Grégory Gicquel, Bertrand Dezoteux, David Douard, Richard Fauguet, Ryan Gander, Jonathan Martin, Anouchka Oler, Pierre Paulin, Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Tursic & Mille.
— Curator(s): Xavier Franceschi


Frac Île-de-France
Le Plateau
22, rue des Alouettes
75019 Paris, France

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