Centre d'art contemporain - la synagogue de Delme

Centre d'art contemporain - la synagogue de Delme

Photo: OH Dancy.

33, rue R. Poincaré
57590 Delme
France
T +33 3 87 01 43 42
info@cac-synagoguedelme.org

cac-synagoguedelme.org

The CAC - la synagogue de Delme is located in a former synagogue, built in an Oriental style in the late 19th century. 

The synagogue was partly destroyed during the Second World War. The outer walls survived, but the interior was rebuilt along stricter lines after the war. The synagogue was permanently de-consecrated in the early 1980s for lack of sufficient numbers of worshippers. The first exhibition was held in 1993.

Many artists have exhibited in this unusual venue, generating an identity and reputation for the art center both locally and internationally, and include: François Morellet, Daniel Buren, Tadashi Kawamata, Ann Veronica Janssens, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Katinka Bock, Julien Prévieux, Gianni Motti, Yona Friedman, Eric Baudelaire, Clovis Maillet and Louise Hervé, Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci, Susan Hiller, Clément Rodzielski, Jimmie Robert, Jean-Luc Moulène, Shilpa Gupta, and Merlin Carpenter. All have developed a special view of the venue by creating site specific works.

In addition to three or four temporary shows presented in the former synagogue every year, the art center manages an artist-in-residence program in the village of Lindre-Basse in the heart of the Lorraine regional park area.

The art center, located in a rural region, has always positioned itself as an art lab, a site of artistic exploration and production. It makes a concerted effort to establish a dialogue with all potential audiences, focusing on the local area.

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