Generator is a program aimed at emerging and newly established artists and curators, who have acquired previous relative training and a certain level of professionalisation. This program aims to provide young artists and curators the crucial edge on critique, technique and competences developed in Brittany, which is a dynamic region composed of many contemporary art organisations dedicated to exhibitions, collections, research, and edition.
For artists: Four recent graduate artists will be selected and givesn the means to dedicate themseves completely to their artistic practice, for a seven month period. This policy of support combines the conditions to help the artists develop and deepen their research work, to produce new works, and to create their own professional network. The program offers each selected artist a studio, financial support and direct access and contact with the professional community of contemporary art in France and abroad.
For curators: Each year four graduate curators are selected for a one month prospectus residency which involves writing critical texts, meeting the Generator program artists, and also artists from the region. The program provides each young curator with a working space, financial support and access favoured towards the professional contemporary art networks in Brittany.
Exhibition, workshops with students, lectures, editing of exhibitions etc.
Each artist will have access to specialised studios including specialist areas such as: resin, metalwork, woodwork, ceramics, printmaking, photography laboratory, video and sound editing.
GENERATOR is based in Rennes, a university town which offers to artists and curators an ideal workplace to develop research. They could benefit in particular from the « Archives de la critique d’art », a collection of archives from the most important critics dating from1950 to the present, also covering artistic events, artists and galleries, and the FRAC Bretagne library.
Renne’s geographic location offers artists and curators a good base from which they can develop their projects. Rennes is 1h25 from Paris by train, 1h from Nantes, 1h30 from Lorient, 2h15 from Brest, Quimper, 3h from London, 5h from Bordeaux.
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