April 5, 2012 - Frac des Pays de la Loire - Jean-Michel Sanejouand, Retrospectively…
April 5, 2012

Jean-Michel Sanejouand, Retrospectively…

Jean-Michel Sanejouand in his exhibition “Retrospectively…”
Photo : Fanny Trichet.

Jean-Michel Sanejouand

Frac exhibitions:
22 February–6 May 2012
at the Frac, Carquefou
2 March–29 April 2012
at the Hab Galerie – Hangar à Bananes, Nantes


Jean-Michel Sanejouand’s work has been acclaimed by large institutions in France and abroad, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in 1995.

In 2012, the Frac will devote to this major artist its largest-ever exhibition held to date.

Exhibitions at the Frac and at the Hab Galerie

Organised as a circuit, each of the two exhibitions developed by the Frac des Pays de la Loire in conjunction with the artist retraces in its own specific way an artistic quest nurtured and developed over almost fifty years.

At the Frac, the focus is on the object, spatial organisation and the “Calligraphies d’humeur”. The legendary “Charges-Objets” of the 1960s are rearranged according to the artist’s road-show project  “Les routes-expositions”. Also on display is a set of sixty original drawings.

The Hab Galerie plays host to a monumental unfurling of his sculptural work, particularly with his “Assemblages de pierres” presented alongside the “Sculptures-Peintures”.

These exhibitions bring together a vast body of work from one of today’s greatest French artists, offering everyone the opportunity to discover an exceptional journey of artistic endeavour undertaken by Jean-Michel Sanejouand since the late 1950s.

2012, The Year of Jean-Michel Sanejouand in the Pays de la Loire
at the Musée de l’abbaye Sainte-Croix in Les Sables d’Olonne, in the town of Château-Gontier (Chapelle du Genêteil), and at the Musée des Beaux-arts of Nantes (Chapelle de l’Oratoire)

A book will be published in the first half of 2012 by Skira/Flammarion sponsored by the Sodebo corporate foundation.

Fonds régional d’art contemporain
des Pays de la Loire
La Fleuriaye, boulevard Ampère,
44470 Carquefou / T. 02 28 01 50 00

The Jean-Michel Sanejouand exhibition received exceptional funding from the Région des Pays de la Loire.

The Frac des Pays de la Loire enjoys the support of the State, the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs and the Conseil Régional des Pays de la Loire.

Jean-Michel Sanejouand, Retrospectively…
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