Nicolas Floc’h, Paysages productifs, Couleur de l’eau 30m, Riou, 2019. © ADAGP, Paris, 2019
Nicolas Floc’h, Paysages productifs, Couleur de l’eau 30m, Riou, 2019. © ADAGP, Paris, 2019


Regional Collection of Contemporary Art Network

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The Platform association, established in December 2005, brings together the twenty-three FRAC regional collections of contemporary art around a threefold shared objective of development and cooperation:

· To structure the FRAC network by organising meetings, pooling resources and professional solutions
· To represent the FRAC network at national and international level
· To promote the tangible and intangible heritage of the FRAC through the organisation of national and international collective projects

Platform receives the support of the French Ministry of Culture and annual dues from each FRAC structure. It undertakes a range of projects in association with various types of institutions.

Platform has organised major collective projects abroad

Since 2003, driven by the FRAC du Grand Est then coordinated by Platform, projects have taken place in Italy (2002), Poland (2003), Spain and the United Kingdom (2004), Germany and Slovakia (2005), Israel and Czechia (2006), Argentina, Italy and Romania (2007), Belgium and Lithuania (2008), Croatia (2007 and 2012).

In 2010, American commissioners were given carte blanche to organise Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism, the first itinerant exhibition of the FRAC collections in the United States (Chicago, Milwaukee and Detroit.)

In 2014, Platform coordinated A Republic of Art, the international component of the FRAC’s 30th anniversary. This exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, mapped out a recent cultural history of art and society in a ‘globalised’ world.

In 2016 and 2017, Platform’s activities continued on the international scene with the exhibition What is not visible is not invisible, a selection of artworks from the FRAC co-curated with the National Museum of Singapore and focussing on artistic devices linked to physical and psychological experience. This exhibition went on to tour Korea at the Song Eun Artspace (Seoul) and Thailand at the BACC (Bangkok).

From 2019 onwards, the FRAC network has formed a partnership with Argentina which is due to last until 2023 (France-Argentina cross-cultural season). As part of Africa 2020, a large-scale initiative to be held throughout France to mark a renewed partnership with Africa, the FRAC will showcase contemporary African artistic creation.

Executive board of Platform

President : Vitalie Taittinger (also Frac Champagne-Ardenne president)
Board : Abdelkader Damani (Frac Centre-Val de Loire director), Henri Griffon (Frac des Pays de la Loire president), Xavier Franceschi (frac île-de-france director), Claire Jacquet (Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA director), Pascal Neveux (Frac Picardie director), Alexandre Bohn (Frac Poitou-Charentes director), Véronique Souben (Frac Normandie Rouen director), Emmanuel Latreille (Frac Occitanie Montpellier director).


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