Founded 30 years ago in the old covered market in the heart of Rennes, La Criée Centre for Contemporary Art is an exhibition space dedicated to experimentation, production and diffusion of works by emergent or established artists from France and abroad.
In audience terms La Criée casts its net wide, functioning as a transmission point where the art forms of today and tomorrow, together with their uses, are invented and reflected.
For each new season the centre comes up with an ambitious programme of encounters and experiences on a local and global scale: exhibitions, art projects, research and multidisciplinary events.
La Criée’s activities are given overall momentum, consistency and identity by thematic series that address the public directly, underscoring the centre’s role as a venue for communicating art.
In an initiative borrowed from the performing arts, La Criée works each season with one or more associate artists. This cooperative venture enables a new, experimental approach to working with artists in the long term, experiencing the creative process at close quarters, inventing new partnerships and developing special interconnections
with our various publics.
2013 - 2016 Series
Courir les Rues (Runing the Streets), Jan Kopp, 2013 - 2014 season
Battre la Campagne (Beating the Bushes), Yves Chaudouët, 2014 - 2015 season
Fendre les Flots (Breaking the Waves), Ariane Michel, 2015 - 2016 season
2017 - 2018 Series
Alors que j’écoutais moi aussi […] (While I was also listening […]), Félicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth and Yann Sérandour
La Criée is a City of Rennes cultural facility and enjoys the financial support of the Ministry of Culture (Brittany Region Cultural Affairs Office), the Brittany Region and the Ille-et-Vilaine Département.
Abraham Poincheval, ‘La Vigie’, 2016 – Performance in front of La Criée centre of contemporary art, Rennes – photo : Benoît Mauras, 2016
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