The 25 members of Tram, a contemporary art network in the Greater Paris region, present their first shared project: ten days of artistic events (exhibitions and productions, performances, screenings, art talks, etc.). Hospitality is the unifying theme of this event and reflects our commitment to artists, their work and all audiences.
The 25 members of tram, a contemporary art network in the Greater Paris region, present ten days of artistic events (exhibitions and productions, performances, screenings, art talks, etc.) Tram is coordinating ‘Hospitalities’, the first shared project by the network's 25 member spaces. Hospitality is the unifying theme of this event and reflects our commitment to artists, their work and all audiences. Exhibition spaces – in cities, on their outskirts or in the country – are places where welcoming the public is a daily reality and where art is tied to hospitality. Our aim is to highlight the extraordinary amount of artistic activity going on and to create local and international connections showing that we are all involved with what artists have to offer.
Within the synergies operative at regional, national and international level, the different structures appropriate the theme according to their identity, their missions and their prospects, and respond in a variety of ways: residencies for artists or curators, exchanges with other spaces in Europe, “cartes blanches” for visiting curators etc. As part of the network rationale, major international institutions are being included in the project, among them the Centre Pompidou and the the Fondation d'entreprise Ricard. The programme: some 20 exhibitions, about a hundred artists, a series of meetings and performances that will contribute to 10 days of ‘hospitalities’. The whole of the Ile-de-France region will share this contemporary art experience. The public – Hospitalities' main guest – will be invited to move between projects from Paris to the outskirts and vice versa, thanks to 10 'taxi tram' buses provided for the event.
Tram is a network of 25 structures engaged in the production and exhibition of contemporary art in Ile-de-France. Art centres, museums, art schools, artists' collectives, foundations and the Regional Art Collection (Frac) all carry out activities which complement creation, exhibition, collecting, teaching, outreach, publishing, etc.
The members of tram are: Abbaye de Maubuisson, Centre d’art contemporain de Bretigny, Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson, Centre d’art Mira Phalaina - Maison populaire, Centre national de l’estampe et de l’art imprime' (Cneai), Centre photographique d’Ile-de-France (Cpif), Le Credac/Galerie Fernand Leger – centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry, Domaine departemental de Chamarande, Ecole et espace d’art contemporain Camille Lambert, Ecole municipale des beaux-arts/Galerie Edouard Manet, Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts, Ecole superieure d’arts de Rueil-Malmaison, Galerie municipale de Vitry, Immanence, Jeu de paume, La Galerie, centre d’art contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec, La maison rouge, fondation Antoine de Galbert, La Vitrine de L’ENSA Paris-Cergy, Le Forum, Le Plateau/FRAC Ile-de-France, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, M AC/VAL Musee d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Musee Zadkine, Palais de Tokyo, site de création contemporaine, Synesthesie.
The steering committee for this event is made up of Caroline Bourgeois (Director of Le Plateau/Frac Ile-de-France – Paris), Claire Le Restif (Director of Le Credac – Ivry-sur-Seine), Annie Agopian (Director of Le Centre d’art Mira Phalaina/Maison populaire de Montreuil), Caroline Coll-Seror (Director of L’Abbaye de Maubuisson – Saint-Ouen), Noelle Chabert (Director of Le Musee Zadkine - Paris), Marianne Lanavare (Director of La Galerie, centre d’art contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec).
Project partners: The Ministry of Culture and Communication, The Ile-de-France Council, CULTURESFRANCE, The Ile-de-France regional Committee of Tourism, The General Council - Essonne, The General Council - Hauts-de-Seine, The General Council - Val-de-Marne, The General Council - Val-d’Oise, The General Council - Seine-et-Marne, The General Council - Seine-Saint-Denis, The Fondation d'entreprise Ricard.
Private view: Friday 30 March 2007
Tram - Contemporary art network Paris/Ile-de-France
32 rue Yves Toudic - Paris