November 23, 2013 - Frac Haute-Normandie - Transfers
November 23, 2013


Allan Sekula, CIA black site seen from across the lake just before the wrong film was confiscated. Kiejkuty, Poland, July 2009, 2009. From the series “Polonia and Other Fables” (2007–2009). Chromogenic print, mounted on dibond, wooden frame, under plexiglas. © All rights reserved.

Transfers: The Frac’s latest acquisitions 
23 November 2013–26 January 2014

Organized by Frac Haute-Normandie

The Maison des Arts Solange-Baudoux
Place du Général-de-Gaulle 
27000 Évreux

The Musée d’Art, Histoire et Archéologie 
6 rue Charles Corbeau
27000 Évreux

Artists: Darren Almond, Florence Chevallier, Claude Closky, Collectif D’en Face, Coron / Germain, Julien Crépieux, Rodolphe Delaunay, Denicolai & Provoost, Mirta Dermisache, Peter Downsbrough, Documentation Céline Duval, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Morgane Fourey, Ryan Gander, Ben Kinmont, Bertrand Lamarche, David Liaudet, Johann Maheut, Manuela Marques, Tom Molloy, Simon Nicaise, Arnold Odermatt, Bernard Plossu, Éric Poitevin, Julien Prévieux, Ricarda Roggan, Michael Sailstorfer, Gilles Saussier, Allan Sekula, Bruno Serralongue, Robert Stadler, Claire Tabouret, Gert & Uwe Tobias, and Barthélémy Toguo

As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, the Frac Haute-Normandie has joined forces with the Maison des Arts Solange-Baudoux and the Musée d’Art, Histoire et Archéologie in Évreux to showcase the most recent acquisitions to its collections, covering the period 2011 and 2012, in a highly “original” staging. The Transfers exhibition is a pendant to the Frac’s “anniversary” project based on its Inventory cycle, which is being held simultaneously at the Sotteville-Lès-Rouen site. While the Inventory, Vol. 3 show features the earliest acquisitions, hung in chronological order, Transfers provides an opportunity to display recent purchases by subject and theme, thirty years on from the Frac’s initial selection.  

The title of the exhibition, borrowed from the work of Bertrand Lamarche, alludes here to the movement of works, from their conception to their later acquisition by the Frac. This relocation process is vitally important as one of Frac Haute-Normandie’s primary functions is to disseminate the works in its collections. This twofold exhibition highlights the Frac’s interest in a variety of media (photography, works on paper, works published in volumes, artists’ books) and themes (territory and the environment, the human figure and body, narratives and books), and identifies new artistic practices (image appropriation, object diversion, and the concept of amateurism) that underlie the choice of acquisitions, in keeping with pre-established guidelines for the collection. 

The rich variety of recently acquired works is featured in a booklet, 30 ans du Frac Haute-Normandie, published especially for the exhibition.

Exhibition spaces:
The Maison des Arts Solange-Baudoux, Évreux
The Musée d’art, Histoire Et Archéologie, Évreux

Exhibition curator: Véronique Souben, Director of the Frac Haute-Normandie 

Press contact: Chloé Palau:

Frac Haute-Normandie is funded by Haute-Normandie Regional Council, the Ministry of Culture and Communication / DRAC Haute-Normandie and Sotteville-lès-Rouen City Council

Frac Haute-Normandie
3, place des Martyrs-de-la-Résistance 
76300 Sotteville-lès-Rouen

T +00 33 (0) 2 35 72 27 51 


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