CAC Brétigny

Contemporary Art Center of National Interest / Cœur d’Essonne Agglomération
Rue Henri Douard
91220 Brétigny-sur-Orge
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 2–6pm
T +33 1 60 85 20 76
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Designed as a kind of intermediary between a multimedia library and a theater, CAC Brétigny is more than open to its surroundings. From the creation of on-site artworks that make it possible to take over and significantly alter a site, to involving amateur groups in producing and appreciating art, CAC Brétigny has always emphasized its singularity by paying special attention to the women and men who form the art center and allow it to grow.

CAC Brétigny has been fashioning a structure and a program of events and exhibitions that make both artists and audiences true end users. The program of art events, structured by Céline Poulin, includes all the activities of the art center, from communications to production to outreach. The CAC Brétigny finds itself functioning as a collective space, where each guest, each partner and each member of the team is actively participating in the construction and identity of the project. For the experimental video channel “Pillow Programme”, the CAC Brétigny staff thus invited certain artists who have been a part of the art center’s daily existence, who have shared in and supported its activities. In 2022, “Nest” is also curated collectively, involving all the people working at the art center. Within this exhibition, the experimentations of l’Ǝcole, a project co-created by the art center team and different users, artists, theorists, teachers, etc, write themselves. The CAC Brétigny is in fact fed by the theories of popular education and co-creation, at the crossroads between amateur and professional practice, between educational and artistic activity. Thus, the graphic designers Coline Sunier & Charles Mazé came up with an identity for CAC Brétigny that is an ever-evolving joint construction with the art center. It is a project that embodies CAC Brétigny, which is diverse and open, like any space that wants to remain vibrant and alive.

The CAC Brétigny is a cultural establishment of Cœur d´Essonne Agglomeration. Labeled as a Contemporary Art Center of National Interest, it benefits from the support of the Ministère de la Culture—DRAC Île-de-France, Région Île-de-France and Conseil départemental de l’Essonne, and with the complicity of the Brétigny-sur-Orge’s municipality. CAC Brétigny is a member of TRAM and d.c.a.


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