Creation of a public art collection in an art school
Thierry Fournier & Jean-François Robardet
Ecole nationale supérieure d’art et de design de Nancy, Artem
Created and coordinated by Thierry Fournier and Jean-François Robardet (artists and curators), the Collection project is part of the Artem Alliance, which brings together the École nationale supérieure d’art et de design de Nancy, Mines Nancy and ICN Business School. It is led by the Artem Collection workshop, coordinated by the two artists, which brings together 15 students from the three schools. The workshop invites all art school students who so wish (4th and 5th year) to present their work to them and selects some of them for a group exhibition. An independent acquisition committee then meets with the artists and selects four works for purchase by Artem. These acquisitions are financed by Artem, Artem Entreprises and ENSAD Nancy.
Collection Artem makes it possible to support the work of young artists from the beginning of their careers, to make Artem’s action sustainable, while building a fund that can be valued in the long term. It introduces into an art school a reflection and debate on the support mechanisms that young artists will later face.
On February 16, 2018, the works of Juliette Hippert, Clara Sobieski and Alexandre Villevandre were selected to be part of the Artem Collection, the first public collection in an art school in France, at the École nationale supérieure d’art et de design de Nancy.
The works were chosen by an independent acquisition committee composed of Maude Maris and Stéphane Thidet (artists) and Raphaëlle Friot (Artem coordinator, Secretary General Artem-Nancy), from a pre-selection exhibited in February 2018 with works by Pierre André, Quentin Gaudry, Mathilde Gérard, Juliette Hippert, Élodie Paupe, Cécile Pétry, Rémy Pommeret, Louison Rivière, Clara Sobieski, Tiphaine Stainmesse, Marianne Thibault, Marina Uribe and Alexandre Vilvandre.
Artem Collection 2018 Workshop : Thierry Fournier, Jean-François Robardet (artists and curators, coordinators), Mathilde Arnal, Alix Bardy, Victoria Clemens, Nabila Halim, Fabien Karp, Pauline Quille, Gil Zinck (ENSAD), Benoît Fergelot, François Fotré, Hirvin Pena-Pitra (Mines Nancy), Mathilde Borges, Léa Coudray, Alice Devès, Manon Fontaine, Jade Nguyen-Choleau (ICN Business School)
École nationale supérieure d’art et de design de Nancy
1 place Charles Cartier-Bresson 54000 Nancy
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