THE PROJECT

GIGANTISME — ART & INDUSTRIE is a one-of-a-kind collective initiative for the Hauts-de-France region, based in Dunkirk: the creation of a new art and design triennial in Europe.

STARTING 4 MAY 2019

An exhibition of out-sized installations, specially created for the occasion, of in situ works, of sculptures, paintings, films and performances will embody encounters and minglings between artists and engineers, designers and architects. The event will occupy a variety of exhibition spaces, as well as urban and port sites. A unique artistic exploration investing the Dunkirk landscape, straddling living heritage and contemporary creation, to reconsider the history of European modernity, from 1947 to the present day.

SEVERAL SITES

GIGANTISME — ART & INDUSTRIE will occupy several emblematic sites of the Dunkirk Contemporary Art Hub:

FIVE SEPARATE CHAPTERS:

A COLLEGIAL ARTISTIC DIRECTORSHIP

  • Keren Detton
    Director of the FRAC Grand Large — Hauts-de-France regional collection of contemporary art
  • Géraldine Gourbe
    Philosopher and independent curator, specialized in the Los Angeles art scene. Since 2015, she has worked on a rewriting of French cultural history from 1947 to 1981
  • Grégory Lang
    Independent curator and producer, founder of Solang Production
  • Sophie Warlop
    Director of the LAAC contemporary art museum and the Dunkirk Fine Arts Museum

PARTNERS

GIGANTISME — ART & INDUSTRIE federates companies for the creation of unique artistic productions, assembles public and private European art collections, and relies upon a local, participatory, civil-society-based movement, in collaboration with municipal, regional and national
institutions.

GIGANTISME — ART & INDUSTRIE is jointly organized by the FRAC Grand Large — Hauts-de-France and the LAAC of Dunkirk, in collaboration with the association L’Art Contemporain and the Littoral Hauts-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Cnap (National Fine Arts Centre) is a partner of GIGANTISME — ART & INDUSTRIE.

GIGANTISME — ART & INDUSTRIE benefits from the support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (DRAC Hauts-de-France), the Hauts-de-France Region, the Urban Community of Dunkirk / Grand Littoral and the City of Dunkirk.

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