The Fracs at the Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou pay tribute at Fracs

For its 40th anniversary, the Centre Pompidou invited the Fonds régionaux d’art contemporain to contribute works to the current rehang of the contemporary collections. The 23 Fracs were established in 1982 as a means to ensure the presence of contemporary art throughout the country. Today, they have built up around them a network of cultural, educational and social partners.

The Centre Pompidou and its 40th anniversary gave it an opportunity to pay tribute to the Fracs, central driving force of decentralisation, by exhibiting an artwork from their collection in the new presentation of the permanent collections of the Musée national d’art moderne, until july 2018.

« The regional collections have played, and continue to play, an essential role. Those institutions that seek to promote and exhibit the art of our time. That is the idea behind the exercise, and we chose works by artists who do not yet figure in the Centre Pompidou’s own collections. »
Bernard Blistène, Director of the Musée national d’art moderne - Centre Pompidou.

The collections of Frac in Asia

A roaming of the Fracs in Asia

In 2016 and 2017, a large exhibition of the Frac’s collection What is not visible is not invisible, based on a selection of 34 artworks from 32 French and international artists, the show wished to bring the visitor into a sensory and mental experience.

What is not visible is not invisible, has been presented from the 6th of October 2016 until the 19th February of 2017 at the National Museum of Singapore, in 1200 square in the main temporary exhibition gallery of the museum (basement) during 2 major artistic events: the Singapore Biennale (Oct 2016-Feb 2017) and the Art Stage Singapore Fair (Jan 2017).

Then, the exhibition was adapted to be presented at Song Eun Artspace of Seoul in South-Korea from march until may 2017 and finally from the 15th of June to the 30th of July 2017 at the BACC-Bangkok Art and Culture Center of Bangkok in Thailand.

Those exhibition were seen by more than 80,000 visitors.