Frac Bretagne – Regional collections of contemporary art website2022-09-29T17:59:24+02:00
  • Une nouvelle aube de Jeremy Deller


Retrospective exhibition
Frac Bretagne, La Criée centre d'art contemporain, Musée des beaux-arts, Rennes

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Jeremy Deller

Art is Magic

Art is Magic is the first French retrospective of the celebrated English artist Jeremy Deller (1966, London), winner of the prestigious 2004 Turner Prize and Britain’s representative at the Venice Biennale in 2013.
Deller is interested in popular culture and counter-cultures. His artistic inquiries focus not just on social issues and history but also on music. Deller’s oeuvre is tinged with acerbic humour and conscious socio-political discourse, making a connection between vernacular or mass culture and the world of work. The artist’s quest has led him to explore the social history of his country and further afield via the social conflict of the Thatcher era, the pop group Depeche Mode, the world of wrestling, the spawning ground of Brexit… and even acid house and the rave movement. In each case, Deller has constantly strived to involve other people in the creative process.
The Art is Magic exhibition provides a broad overview of Deller’s work from the 1990s to the present day, focusing on 15 major projects and key works that have marked his career. In addition, the event will be an opportunity to publish the first retrospective of the artist’s work in French.

Art is Magic exhibition is a city-wide co-production that takes place in the spaces of Frac Bretagne, La Criée Centre d’art contemporain and the Musée des beaux-arts de Rennes.

It is part of the Exporama summer season organised by the City of Rennes and Rennes Métropole. It resonates with the exhibition Forever Sixties of the Pinault Collection, at the Couvent des Jacobins in Rennes, which explores the spirit of the 1960s between liberation and repression.


Top image : Jeremy Deller, Une Nouvelle Aube, 2021, from the series Warning Graphic Content, 1993-2021. Courtesy of the artist; The Modern Institute / Toby Webster LTD, Glasgow; Art : Concept, Paris © Jeremy Deller

  • 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 750 artists of over 80 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
Richard Deacon
Jean Degottex
Edith Dekyndt
David Diao
François Dilasser
Jean Dupuy
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
Marion Scemama et David Wojnarowicz
Robert Smithson
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
Hassan Sharif
Ahlam Shibli
David Shrigley
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

  • Fanny Gicquel

breathing with heels, walking with eyes

Fanny Gicquel
19.05 - 02.07.2023
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, Ireland



breathing with heels, walking with eyes

Winner of the Frac Bretagne – Art Norac Award in 2022, Fanny Gicquel presents a solo exhibition at the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) in Dublin, Ireland.

Fanny Gicquel’s tactile and adaptive sculptural environments refer to intimate and natural forms. Their individual components are codependent on one another, providing hanging or resting points where groups of objects and materials correspond and perform. Her installations are accompanied by situations of choreographed activation, imagined by the artist and carefully, yet playfully, enacted by performers. Contact, rearrangement and interaction with elementally changing materials (such as paraffin, vapour, tinctures of liquid, and heat-sensitive paint) are some of the discrete movements and gestures used to activate Gicquel’s work. This process allows Gicquel to explore the touching-point between the animate and the inanimate, outlining a moving and transitory landscape. Language permeates her materiality, and its entangled forms aid diverse readings. Gicquel’s exhibition in TBG+S will expand on her ongoing research on care and intimacy, and practices of movement and relationship, not only between surfaces and space but between individuals.

Fanny Gicquel’s exhibition is further supported by TBG+S through a production residency.


Fanny Gicquel lives and works in Rennes. Her recent solo exhibitions include Hua International, Beijing (2022) and Berlin (2021); the left place the right space, Reims (2020); Passerelle Centre d’art Contemporain, Brest (2020); and Unworlding, Frieze, London (2021). Recent group exhibitions include Beiqiu Museum of Contemporary Art, Nanjing (2022); Art Souterrain, Montreal (2021); Buropolis, Marseille (2021). Gicquel was awarded the Marfa Hostcall Prize, Texas (2022), and the Prix du Frac Bretagne – Art Norac, through a selection process made in collaboration with Frac Bretagne and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.


The Frac Bretagne – Art Norac Award aims to support the professional development of Brittany-based artists at the international level. The award is a Frac Bretagne initiative supported by Art Norac, the sponsorship association of the Norac group.

Each year, a partner structure in Europe or the rest of the world that is prepared to welcome an artist living and working in Brittany to produce a personal exhibition will be associated with the program.

+ Visit the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios website

+ More about the Frac Bretagne – Art Norac Award

Image: Fanny Gicquel, breathing with heels, walking with eyes, process image, detail, 2023. © Fanny Gicquel. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

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