As the Fracs were about to celebrate their 30th anniversary, L'Amour du risque was an opportunity to explore the collections of the Fonds régionaux d'art contemporain (Frac), with a new major exhibition presented at the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia. Coordinated by Platform and involving almost all Fracs, the exhibition was designed by Leila Topić (curator at MSU Zagreb), accompanied by Emmanuel Latreille (director of Frac Languedoc-Roussillon) and Pascal Neveux (director of Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur). It gathered on more than 1500 m2 a multi-generational set of French and foreign artists, with more than sixty works and a rich video programming.
The exhibition, with the evocative title L'Amour du risque, questions the notion of artistic commitment through the dual ambition of contemporary art to seek to exceed the dimensions of everyday life and mundane while confronting the closest reality. It is a matter of seeing how artists, facing their own limits and those of their environment, try to go beyond, to aim at something other than what is given, in a permanent work that is reactivated by love and risk.
The exhibition was coordinated by Platform and was supported by the French Institute, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and Communication/ DGCA, the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the City of Zagreb, and the Association des Régions de France (ARF).