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.
GIGANTISME — ART & INDUSTRIE will occupy several emblematic sites of the Dunkirk Contemporary Art Hub:
- The Halle AP2 industrial wasteland
- The FRAC Grand Large – Hauts-de-France regional collection of contemporary art
- The LAAC contemporary art museum
- Nearby public spaces: the parvis, in front of the footbridge, in and around the LAAC sculpture garden, along the outlet canal and the dike, the Malo-les-Bains beach, and extending all the way to the marinas and breakwaters
- In resonance with collaborating spaces both in town and around the region (Dunkirk Port Museum, Halle aux Sucres Learning Centre, Plate-Forme in Dunkirk, WAOO in Lille, etc.).
FIVE SEPARATE CHAPTERS:
- Chapter 1: Mental Landscapes
- Chapter 2: À l’américaine
- Chapter 3: Space is a House
- Chapter 4: Parallel Screens
- Chapter 5: High Points, Low Points
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
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
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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