Palais des Beaux-Arts - Paris
The Palace of Fine Arts, an architectural project and a new programming
April 24, 2013, exhibition at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (ENSBA) galleries resume their historic name "Palace of Fine Arts." The building of 1000 m2 has been completely redesigned to accommodate a new form of programming that reflects the identity of the school by comparing ancient and contemporary works, emerging artists and rereading of the history of recent art.
"A school of art must contain the center the interaction between artists and the public "
Nicolas Bourriaud, Director
This is the agency Neufville-Gayet Architects, in collaboration with designer Alexis Bertrand and lighting designer Nicolas Virginia, which was responsible for redeveloping areas of the Palace of Fine Arts. Their intervention with the historic building, which becomes brighter and more functional. It reveals the remarkable character of this nineteenth century building, formerly dedicated to students and prestigious exhibitions.
"Rethinking the relationship between the historic place and the exposure devices has been the starting point of our thinking. Scenographic devices should no longer hide the place, but rather enhance it. It seemed as interesting meaning that the historical context is assumed and accepted in its current state. "
Elsa Neufville architect, designer Alexis Bertrand
The new programming Palace of Fine Arts will offer three thematic exhibitions per year, reflecting the historical spectrum covered by the school - its collections of ancient art in its graduates, to emerging trends in the art of today and the artists of the late twentieth century. Each exhibition will be divided into four parts or sections (§) as the sectioning of a magazine: § Collection of Fine Arts; § The collective exhibition of contemporary art; § Rediscovering an artist of the twentieth century; § The Belvedere : Young artists from the Beaux-Arts in Paris.