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  • Ali Cherri, The Watchman, 2023 (capture-détail) © Ali Cherri. Courtesy de l’artiste, Fondazione In Between Art Film et Galerie Imane Farès, Paris

Ali Cherri

Solo show
Frac Bretagne, Rennes


Ali Cherri

Le songe d’une nuit sans rêve

Frac Bretagne presents Le Songe d’une nuit sans rêve (Dreamless Night), the first solo exhibition in France by Ali Cherri, a Lebanese artist living in France.

The exhibition, a co-production with GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, and In Between Art Film Foundation, will present the new video work The Watchman (2023), as well as a series of original sculptures and drawings, specially produced for the exhibition, which relate to the symbolic elements and characters of the film, as well as to the geographical and cultural landscape of Cyprus.

Shot in Louroujina, a small village in the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the film centers on the figure of a soldier who guards the southern border with the Greek-Cypriot-dominated Republic of Cyprus. During his long and tedious guards, the hills inhabited by the “enemy” become the scene of the soldier’s fantasies and daydreams. The Watchman continues Ali Cherri’s critical investigation of border politics, nation-building and the radical potential of the imagination. The artist also evokes the historical links of migration between Cyprus and Lebanon, as well as those between Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus, and Beirut, the artist’s hometown, which was also divided during the Lebanese civil war.

Curators: Alessandro Rabottini and Leonardo Bigazzi

The exhibition will be accompanied by a monographic catalog published by Lenz Press and produced by Galerie Imane Fares, Paris.


Ali Cherri (Beirut, 1976) lives and works in Paris.

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Image : Ali Cherri, The Watchman, 2023 (capture-détail) © Ali Cherri.
Courtesy of the artist, In Between Art Film Foundation and Galerie Imane Fares  Paris

  • Jean Dupuy, Sans titre, avril 1966, Frac Bretagne collection © ADAGP, Paris

L’autre musée, the treasures of a major contemporary art collection

Group show
13.10.2023 - 14.01.2024
Frac Bretagne, Rennes


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L’autre musée, the treasures of a major contemporary art collection


In 2023, in France, the Fonds régionaux d’art contemporain celebrate their 40th anniversary!

Established in 1981, the Frac Bretagne has been building up a nationally and internationally reknown collection of contemporary art over the last four decades. Often unknown by a wide audience, it nevertheless holds more than 5,500 works by more than 1500 artists of over 125 nationalities.

The exhibition is an opportunity to highlight and emphasize what this regional heritage conceals in terms of nuggets.

Among these treasures, there are of course great names of French and international art, such as Pierre Soulages, Vera Molnar, Martha Rosler or Andy Warhol, that the Frac Bretagne had the opportunity to acquire the works of at a time when the art market still allowed it. But there are also many other artists, younger or less renowned, whose works, as fascinating as delicate, describe and problematize our world.

The exhibition does not have any theme. Rather, it is a display of works that represent both the main axes of the Frac Bretagne collection and the diversity of art forms of the last forty years. Through the practices of about sixty artists from all horizons, the audience will discover abstract painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installations, artists’ books as well as video.

So many abundant treasures that are a common heritage that people from Brittany will have the opportunity to discover during this anniversary exhibition.


Vito Acconci
Geneviève Asse
Sammy Baloji
Martin Barré
Bern et Hilla Becher
Oliver Beer
Monia Ben Hamouda
Pierre Buraglio
Miriam Cahn
Lynne Cohen
Jacqueline De Jong
Jean Degottex
Edith Dekyndt
David Diao
François Dilasser
Jean Dupuy
Paz Errázuriz
Ceal Floyer
Bernard Frize
Hamish Fulton
Rodney Graham
Raymond Hains
Simon Hantaï
Rebecca Horn
Shirley Jaffe
Cathy Josefowitz
Eva Kot’Atkova
Ken Lum
Robert Mangold
Tony Matelli
Elena Mazzi
Vera Molnar
Jonathan Monk
François Morellet
Robert Morris
Charlotte Moth
Tania Mouraud
Aurelie Nemours
Frida Orupabo
Gina Pane
Katie Paterson
Joana Piotrowska
Sophie Ristelhueber
Martha Rosler
Thomas Ruff
Marion Scemama et David Wojnarowicz
Ahlam Shibli
David Shrigley
Robert Smithson
Pierre Soulages
Haim Steinbach
Ana Vaz
Jacques Villeglé
Ian Wallace
Andy Warhol
Rachel Whiteread
Vasantha Yogananthan



Top image : Jean Dupuy, Sans titre, avril 1966, Frac Bretagne collection © ADAGP, Paris

  • Nominees portraits Prix du Frac Bretagne - Art Norac 2023 © Claire Guetta / Charlotte Vitaioli / Louis Guillaume / Céline Le Guillou

Prix du Frac Bretagne – Art Norac 2023

Group show
13.10.2023 - 14.01.2024
Frac Bretagne, Rennes
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Prix du Frac Bretagne-Art Norac 2023

The Nominees’ exhibition

Claire Guetta, Louis Guillaume, Cécile Le Guillou and Charlotte Vitaioli: It’s not easy to make the connection between them all! And indeed, these four artists’ propositions have very little to do with each other. They were brought together not so much to make a statement together, but because they are finalists of the Prix du Frac Bretagne – Art Norac. This exhibition should be seen as a concentration of creativity in Brittany, a snapshot of the formal diversity, poetry and artistic energy that our region has to offer.

In 2020, Frac Bretagne and its patron Art Norac created the Prix du Frac Bretagne – Art Norac. The aim of this prize is to help emerging artists from the regional scene to gain international experience in order to encourage them to develop their careers outside our borders.

In spring 2024, one of the four artists will be working at the Instituto Incluzartis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a six-week residency followed by a solo exhibition.

After meeting each artist in their studio, Victor Gorgulho, curator of exhibitions and Lucas Albuquerque, curator of residencies programm at Instituto Inclusartiz, attributed the Frac Bretagne – Art Norac 2023 Award to Céline Le Guillou.

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Top images : © Claire Guetta / Charlotte Vitaioli © Margot Montigny / © Louis Guillaume / Céline Le Guillou © Rights reserved

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