The FRAC of Burgundy and Franche-Comté at Art Fair // Dijon
On the occasion of the contemporary art fair Art Fair // Dijon, the Regional Funds for Contemporary Art of Burgundy and Franche-Comté will exhibit their collections to the public.
The FRACs were created in 1982 with the following missions
To constitute a heritage of contemporary art in the region and to support creation through the combined action of acquisitions and commissions of works of art
To widely disseminate the collection on the regional territory by developing regular partnerships.
To sensitize the largest public to contemporary artistic approaches by setting up permanent actions
The FRAC of Burgundy is located in Dijon presents a collection enriched with more than 750 works located in the Bains du Nord, former public baths rehabilitated in exhibition space. Works by artists such as Yan Pei Ming and Man Ray are exhibited there.
The FRAC of Franche-Comté is housed in the Cité des Arts in Besançon, a magnificent building designed by the internationally renowned architect, Kengo Kuma. It features works by artists such as Christian Boltanski and Cécile Bart.
The FRACs will present artists from their respective collections at Art Fair // Dijon under the curatorship of Jean-Christophe Arcos, administrator of the French Association of Exhibition Commissioners and member of the International Association of Art Critics. This curatorship will focus on a selection of videos exhibited at the two FRACs. The program includes three screenings per day on three themes to be discovered during the fair.
The presence of these two institutions at Art Fair // Dijon testifies to the audacity and ambition of this brand new project in the Bourgogne Franche-Comté region.