Expositions


Morgan Courtois

It's All Tied Up in a Rainbow

Commissaire de l'exposition : Franck Balland

02.06.2018 – 18.08
2018

  • Essentially a sculptor, even if at times his research leads him to work with images, Morgan Courtois explained in a recent interview that he quickly wished to express the “potential or the pathetic part of materials” through his work. His use of plaster, clay and resin is frequently affected by disturbances which not only alter the stability of his objects, but also give them an ambiguous status, blurring the boundary between the inert and the living. Inspired not only by the rhythm but also the functional properties of flowers, the artist – who previously worked as a gardener – also creates perfumes whose compositions evoke the poetic connections of materials, events and sensations.

    The exhibition “It’s All Tied Up in a Rainbow” which takes its title from the song “Beautiful Land,” performed by Nina Simone in 1965, brings together a collection of new works including photographs of public spaces and sculptures of male nudes whose poses recall both private moments and scenes of art history. The colorful spectrum evoked by the title is revealed in a new series of resin paintings framing the central display. Morgan Courtois, who readily qualifies his practice as a naturalist, explores here an affective geography of representations, influenced not only by art history but also a social history of forms.

     

     

     

    [1] Entretien avec Line Ajan publié sur www.figurefigure.fr, mars 2018





    Deux sens du décoratif

    Jean-Marie Apriou, Ines Doujak, Than Hussein Clark, Thomas Jeppe, Anna Solal

    Commissaire de l'exposition : Michal Novotný

    02.06.2018 – 18.08
    2018

  • The word decorative has two meanings, either generally embellishing, or more exactly ornamental.

    Even though we can consider major part of art history as decorative, speaking nowadays about decorative in relation to fine art, often means a pejorative judgment in regard to some way of cheap attractiveness without complexity, taste and content.

    Certain unspoken preconditions constructed in 20th century on which contemporary art still stands, share striking similarities with the roots of modern science. Art asks for the ever proclaimed independence, from market, public and politics, and the consideration of quality that is supposed to be only based on the expert view of its own ever-expanding field. This formerly liberating conditions progressively constituted an entire ideology of art, that rather than reflecting and stimulating art research, precedes it, shapes it and justifies it. In the very same manner as is the notion of the neutral form so closely linked to conceptual art, or the purity of form that serves as the firm ground for all reductive strategies since the early abstraction, this two as many other ideologies controls how art looks and is being judged and perceived.
    What connects all those ideologies as a rooting axiom is nonetheless not the idea of art as rational logical activity, although it is one of the most important ones. As even its negations such as the “irrational” art brut can only exist in relation to the rationally build art history lineage, similarly to all the other binary oppositions, the inexhaustible source of rapidly accelerating movement between low and high, old and new. It is rather the general notion of good and bad art, art whose quality is not shaped by the dialectical materialism of supporting infrastructures, means of circulation and commodification, but quality that somehow transcendentally emanates from its very core. This once more resembles so closely the idea of objective truth, that the enlightenment science uninfluenced by political or economical means was experimentally supposed to discover in a laboratory, so similar to the modern exhibition space.

    Nonetheless the aim of this exhibition is not to insert the decorative back into the fine art. That have been already happening many times in recurrent fashions and only served to confirm the above mentioned logic, a never ending cycle in which refusing is in consequence equal to accepting. The aim is rather to pull down the fine art back to the point of the decorative, against which it in pretence positioned itself, but on which level, as a product only allowed by the existence of different interests, it had ever remained.

    Decorative in both of its senses is therefore used here as a metaphor of an attack on the proclaimed autonomy of work of art, autonomy completely constructed by supporting ideologies.

    The decorative from its very notion doesn’t embellish itself, but something else. Instead of separating itself, it is capable to perform in different contexts and functions. It doesn’t hide its serving status, the different ways of utility that allows it to exist. It doesn’t aim for some sort of independent truth, but much the same as theatre, it creates a confessed lie or rather – assumed illusion, that should nevertheless not be mistaken for relativist free interpretation.

    The ornamental consequently operates in gathering different elements into a larger whole. Ornamental structure is not supposedly invisible support for its parts, but creates aesthetic balance that allows us to switch between the part and the whole. Ornamental is capable of abstraction within figuration, is not scared to manipulate openly but with regard to overall meaning. Thus it once more overcomes the divide in quest for imagined purity and/or totality. In this way it also rejoins content and form, so many times in different hierarchical combinations divided.

    Although some of the participating artists deals with something that can be considered decorative or ornamental by the plain sight, what deeply connects the works and artist in this exhibition is the effort to deconstruct the axioms and normatives that had been set in quest for liberation, but ended in oppression.

    Decorative in this sense means not being scared of being used, or rather utilised, however not necessarily with the accent on any practical or functional dimension, that would once more constitute the rift between fine and minor arts and other hierarchies based on quality of relation. Consequently ornament as away of ordering does not constitute an ideology that is qualitatively better than the ones based on interpretation and classification, only it does not pretend to reach some sort of invisible core of things, but openly emphasize its framework operating via its own logic of intensity, rhythm and repetition.





    Laure Mathieu

    La Flotte Bleue

    Dans le cadre des Chantiers-Résidence
    en partenariat avec Documents d'Artistes Bretagne

    02.06.2018 – 18.08
    2018

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  • Laure Mathieu’s title for her solo show in Brest invites you to travel. It evokes a fleet on the ocean nerby. One would be happy to poetically embark on a three-master and set sail for some exotic destination.

    But actually, “La flotte bleue” refers to a group of aquatic species which evolves between sea and air, like a border or a filter. From their Latin names “velella velella”, “physalia phisalys” or “janthina janthina”, these little blue organisms, barely visible, float on the surface of the oceans and wander with the winds.
    For the young French artist, they are as much a decor as a poetic and methodological metaphor for her project. The whole project deals with visibility (and, indeed, about invisibility) and dissemination.

    Pursuing her practice of writing and fiction, the artist has chosen to address a series of anonymous letters to different persons in Brest : elected officials, laundresses, the art center’s visitors, etc. She envisions the dissemination of these letters in the urban and social space on different media as unexpected as a tram ticket or printed clothes. The letters travel in the city as the daily commute of Passerelle’s employees. Can they be read by the people of Brest? Maybe, maybe not. Still, they inhabit the city.

    Their content is all about fiction or rewritten histories. Laure Mathieu refers, for instance, to Hollywood blockbuster The Conquerors (1956) by Dick Powell whose outdoor scenes were shot near US Army nuclear test sites in the Utah desert. Exposed to sandstorms laden with radioactive particles, several members of the team, including star John Wayne, were highl





    Frédéric Teschner

    vernissage le vendredi 02.02.2018, 18:00

    03.02.2018 – 28.04
    2018

  • Frederic Teschner’s graphic design takes roots in an permanent empirical exploration, in a question launched, a picture taken on the Iphone or a sketch in his Moleskine. He is a researcher, not one of those laboratory workers who studied and dissected a subject but a bulimic observer, always on the lookout for an encounter with a thinker, an artist, a work, the discovery of an architectural quirk, a crack in a wall, an unusual image… The world that surrounds him composes a landscape where to discover icons and experiences and whose crossing causes the ideas in cascade . In his recurring, if not daily, pilgrimages, he gleans forms, textures, symptoms and uses to compose his “material library”. It is a sort of weird database as one can found in many artists’ hard drives. The items she conceals construct graphic scenarios as narrative and poetic strategies whose epilogue will be whether a poster, a book or an exhibition. His approach of conjugating icons is a matter of alchemy, an attempt to transform and transmute that goes beyond the simple manipulation and confrontation of pre-existing elements.

    Frédéric Teschner was, until his death in 2016, Passerelle’s graphic designer. The tribute we give him this season is no retrospective but is a dive into his visual and graphic material.

     

    All the works presented in the exhibition come from succession Frederic Teschner.

     

    Cette exposition a été sélectionnée par la commission mécénat de la Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques qui lui a apporté son soutien





    Jonathan Uliel Saldanha

    Vocoder & Camouflage : Tactics of Decay

    vernissage le vendredi 02.02.2018, 18:00

    03.02.2018 – 28.04
    2018

  • Installation dwelling on electrical toxicity through a technicolor jungle inhabited by spectral organisms, ruins of voice and glimpses of filtered light. For three months, the simulation of a vegetation mechanism will render its decay visible through a plethora of branches and leaves — a suspended forest. The massive carcass of floral debris will be activated by the vibration of light, sound and gases exhaled by the organic process of decomposition, while the languishing centre of the construction is filled with technical colours and synthetic scintillation. The screen becomes a vegetal cluster; the surface of stalks and leaves mutated into a decadent container of digital optimism. The vibrational lymphatic network is stimulated by resonance, radiance and odor. In the coexistence of a sound system circuit of artificial voices an other accidental polymorphic organisms.

    Vocoder & Camouflage is an episode of a long–term investigation on subterranean acoustics, collective unconscious of the Earth and vertical animist machines.

    During the festival DañsFabrik, the machinc installation Vocoder & Camouflage will be contaminated by two activations entitled Tactics of Decay. These procedures will intercept the chromatic jungle installed at Passerelle, modulating its inherent toxicity.

    This exhibition is organised in partnership initiated in 2014 with Le Quartz, Scène nationale de Brest. Each year, as part of the festival DañsFabrik, the theater and the contemporary art center question together the porosities and frictions between contemporary dance and visual arts. How the exhibition feeds on choreographic practices and vice versa.

     

    In partnership with Le Quartz, Brest national scene as part as DañsFabrik festival 2018





    Directing the Real

    Films d'artistes et vidéos des années 2010

    vernissage le vendredi 02.02.2018, 18:00

    03.02.2018 – 28.04
    2018

  • BASMA ALSHARIF, DANILO CORREALE, ALESSANDRA FERRINI, LOUIS HENDERSON, BASIR MAHMOOD, REBECCA MOSS, ARASH NASSIRI, EMILIJA ŠKARNULYTĖ, DRIANT ZENELI

    Curator : Leonardo Bigazzi

     

    Directing the Real. Artists’ Film and Video in the 2010s, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, brings together single channel video works by nine international artists, most of which are presented in

    France for the first time. This generation of artists, born after 1980, operates at a time when confronta­tion with the “real” and its representation often become necessary and in­evitable. Our experience of the world around us is however more and more mediated and altered by screens and electronic technologies, to the point that the borderline between real and virtual can be blurred. The transition from analog to digital and the acceleration of the in­ternet and new media are deeply influencing video language by generating aesthetic and formal choices that are now well recognizable in their works.

    How do artists respond today to a globalized society where images and information are so often built and manipulated to alter reality? And how the technological revolutions of recent years, and the speed with which these images are shared and consumed, have influenced their (and our) outlook on the world? How to represent a world ever more ruled by economic interests, divided by wars and social injustice, and where the relation between man and environment is reaching a critical point? In such a context which is the role and the potential of art and of the exhibition space as physical place for reflecting and sharing?

    Directing the Real. Artists’ Film and Video in the 2010s aims to offer an overview on the production of nine international artists who have made some of these questions the central theme of their practice. The works are divided into three thematic programmes. The alienating and exploiting effects of capitalism on labour are the subject of Programme n.1; while the artists included in Programme n.2 have decided to film or create landscapes and locations that become central characters in the work in order to testify a failed utopia or a possible apocalyptic future. Finally the video of Programme n.3 have all been realized during situations in which the artists were forced into specific geographical limitations caused by political, economic or artistic reasons.

    Directing the Real. Artists’ Film and Video in the 2010s was part of the exhibition with the same title organized by Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival in Florence to celebrate its 10th anniversary (November 14th – December 10th 2017, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence). For several years the Festival has been committed to promote and produce the works by this new generation of visual artists working with moving images through projects like VISIO. European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images (2012-2017) and the Premio Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival (2010 – 2013).

    VISIO has created a significant archive by mapping up to now over 500 artists working with film and video in Europe. The programme has developed into a wide exhibition and research platform and the outcome of this work will result in a publication produced by Lo Schermo dell’Arte in collaboration with Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain and Palazzo Strozzi. The book will be published by Mousse Publishing in 2018 and will feature contributions by leading international curators, artists and critics that have participated in the programme.

     





    Edouard Le Boulc’h

    Peripheral Feed

    03.02.2018 – 28.04
    2018

    It’s a TV show. Apparently a French one, a little dated, from the 1980s perhaps. The set displays vintage audiovisual codes with turtleneck pullovers, neutral greyish backdrops, scanning screens and transparent tables. All of this in a chromatic tone strangely dull for a TV show. It looks like black and white in technicolor … Questioned by a presenter, an American yogi master presents a new reflexology communication program of his invention supposedly revolutionnary in the science of relationships between human beings. On several occasions, the TV signal glitches like on an old VHS tape that starts to tire.

    The whole atmosphere summarize pretty well Edouard Le Boulc’h’s approach that stands somewhere in between sophistication, humor and sagacity.

  • As bleak as it may be, it would be hazardous to reduce Edouard Le Boulc’h’s universe to a simple and applied expression of generational anxiety. But the fact remains that this emerging artist belongs to the first generation which hasn’t known the world before the digital revolution and which now wonders what the communication implied then.

    Would there be some nostalgia in his work ? It would rather be a proof of lucidity. And obviously, for the artist, the past and its occurrences are above all a matter of enlightening the present.
    Forty years after the cathartic film Soylent Green (Richard Fleischer, 1974), in our present society that offers standardized meals of substitution to our varied food, one can admit the young artist’s relevance.

    Peripheral Feed is a visual and sound fictional score, a variation on a certain end of the world…

     

    The movie Affect TV, 2018 has been developped in collaboration with Antonin Gerson, Gwénaël Bodet and Isaac Foxsyth.

     

    As part of Chantiers-Résidence, a program to support emerging artists in Brittany, in partnership with Documents d’Artistes Bretagne
    www.leschantiers-residence.com








  • Événements


    02.02.2018
    18:00
    20:30

    Exhibition’s opening

     

    FRÉDÉRIC TESCHNER

    VOCODER & CAMOUFLAGE
    de Jonathan Uliel Saldanha

    PERIPHERAL FEED
    d’Edouard Le Boulc’h

    DIRECTING THE REAL
    Artists’ film and video in the 2010s by Lo Schermo dell’Arte

    free entrance








  • Hors Les Murs


    La Fabrique des Capucins

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    Le Fourneau Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l’Espace Public et Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain ont été missionnés par Brest métropole aménagement pour le compte de la Métropole et la Ville de Brest pour concevoir, accompagner et animer une démarche artistique participative d’aménagement des espaces publics des Capucins.

    Trois années durant, à l’occasion de rendez-vous artistiques fédérateurs et d’ateliers réguliers au cœur de la Place des Machines du Plateau des Capucins, les citoyens sont invités à imaginer les mobiliers et leurs usages : s’asseoir, lire, travailler, jouer, observer la ville, pratiquer un sport… pour s’approprier ce nouveau territoire au cœur de ville.

    But de ce chantier évolutif  : réaliser en partant des usages, des mobiliers de vie non standards adaptés à l’identité et à la spécificité du site. La démarche prévoit une large implication des habitants dans la conception, la construction et l’amélioration de ces mobiliers.

     

    Pour relever ce défi, Le Fourneau et Passerelle font appel à des équipes spécialistes de l’intervention dans l’espace public où se croisent designers, urbanistes, architectes et artistes du spectacle vivant : le collectif d’architectes-constructeurs Bureau Cosmique, l’ANPU – Agence Nationale de Psychanalyse Urbaine, le collectif d’architectes Les ManufActeurs.

     

    Les méthodes participatives mêleront des grands temps populaires d’embarquement et des ateliers réguliers in situ en petits groupes, pour favoriser l’appropriation collective, la créativité ou l’adaptation des mobiliers.

    ACTUALITÉS
    mardi 21.12.2017

     

    Jeudi 07.12.2017 à 12:32

    La Table Commune de la Fabrique citoyenne et poétique #3

    Chaque premier jeudi du mois à 12h32 aux Capucins, faisons table commune aux Capucins !
    Le Fourneau et Passerelle proposent un espace de paroles, de palabres et d’échanges entre usagers des Capucins. Comment les mobiliers imaginés par les embarqué-e-s de la Fabrique évoluent-ils aujourd’hui ? Comment les habitant-e-s s’approprient-ils le site ? Comment cet espace commun vit-il ? Apportons notre pique-nique et partageons nos idées le temps d’un repas au cœur de la Place des Machines !
    Accès libre et gratuit.

     

     

    Retrouvez toutes les actualités du projet sur :
    www.lafabriquedescapucins.com

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    Que faire pour rejoindre ce chantier collectif, citoyen et poétique ?

    Pour embarquer dans la suite de cette aventure artistique, inscrivez-vous en ligne dès aujourd’hui : vous serez ainsi tenu au courant de tous nos prochains rendez-vous !

     












    Publics


    Adult publics

    All year long, the education department offers mediation activities (guided tours, meetings, conferences) for adult, members or individuals, conceived as special moments of exchange, discussion about works or themes addressed in the exhibition. The works are at the heart of actions which intend the development of a critical and constructive thinking and sensitive and contextual reception.

    The guided tours of the exhibitions
    take place the first and third Satuday of the month, throughout the year.
    These guided tours are built as an exchange time with the visitor, in order to discover the current exhibitions. Collective guided tours are possible on booking, resuming the same form.

     

    Meetings with artists and the public
    are privileged moments in which the opportunity is given to the public and artists to speak. The artists present their work during assembly, during a special opening or at an appropriate time.

     

     

     

    Education
    Thibault Brébant
    T. +33(0)2 98 43 34 95
    publics@cac-passerelle.com

    « Glances crossed »
    Visitors are invited to compare two pieces of art of two Brest’s cultural centers.  These rendez-vous allow visitors to compare some various artistic proposals. Most of the time, these glances are centered on complementary themes. The « Regards croisés» are organized by Passerelle, Centre d’art contemporain, the Museum of Fine Arts of Brest, the Artothèque of the Museum of Fine Arts.

     

    The urban course
    runs from april to october, the last Saturday of the month. This guided tour is a walk in the city, around the Art Center. In the form of an exchange with the mediator, the participant discover other ways to perceive the urban spaces. The urban course ends in the Art Center, in front of one or several works of art, so that participants establish links between the urban course and the works of art. 





    Young publics

    All year long, the education department offers educational and fun activities to accompany 6 to 11 years children in experiencing the latest trends in art, develop new experiences and to learn the techniques of today.

    L’Atelier du Mercredi
    On wednesday from 14:00 p.m to 17:00, Visual Arts workshops take place in Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain. During these workshops, children (6-11 years) can discover different ways to install a exhibition, meet the artists  and improve their practice of Visual Arts while initiating to current techniques (paintings, pictures, scultpures, drawings, collages, moldings..).

     

    Les Petites Fabriques
    During school holidays, (except for Christmas holidays), Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain offers creative workshops for children (6-11 years) related to the exhibitions for four days.

    Education
    Thibault Brébant
    T. +33(0)2 98 43 34 95
    publics@cac-passerelle.com





    Educational program

  • From school to university, the art center designs different programs for the pupils to react on contemporary art’s issues. These programs can be developed with the teachers.

    Documentation for teachers
    Teachers can ask for a specific documentation written for their use about issues and themes encountered within the exhibitions. Available at the art center front desk, it presents various details, advices and a selective bibliography. This documentation can also be downloaded from here.

     

    Guided tours
    These tours are developed into dialogues between the pupils and Passerelle‘s team. The opportunity is given to youngest to react to art pieces: how to look at it, describe it, analyze it…

     

     

     

    Education
    Thibault Brébant
    T. +33(0)2 98 43 34 95
    publics@cac-passerelle.com

    Workshop-tours
    This workshop aims to extend the guided tour by appropriating the modes and artistic processes encountered within the exhibition. This workshop extends the concepts developed during the discovery of the body of work of various artists by practical applications, individual and collective work, and can be conducted with all school levels.





    Zones d’augmentation

    The “Zones d’augmentation” is our first educational interface deployed physically as well as on the website of the art center. At Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, a dedicated convivial area where you can drink coffee while reading daily press and documentation about exhibitions. On this web page, you are welcomed to explore the various contents to prepare your visit to the art center or to pursue the experience.

    All art and documentary materials presented challenge the exhibition. Contents are discussed with the artists and can be built in partnership with art collections or libraries such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Brest, the City public library or Cinémathèque de Bretagne.

     

     








  • Les Chantiers


    Les Chantiers

    Les Chantiers

    Emerging artists support program in partnership with Documents d’Artistes Bretagne

    It’s often difficult for a young artist, following his graduation, to continue his practice without means, workspace and artistic or critical support.

    Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain and Documents d’Artistes Bretagne put their skills and experiences together to develop les Chantiers, a program dedicated to supporting emerging artists in French Brittany region.

    Les Chantiers select every year two emerging artists living and working in French Brittany region to complete a project, accompanied by professional actors. After a three months residency, the project is exhibited at Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain. Documents d’Artistes Bretagne develops a specific website to document the residence and the project.

    In 2017-2018, Les Chantiers welcome artists Edouard Le Boulc’h and Laure Mathieu.

    visit les Chantiers’s website








  • Le centre d’art


    Project

    Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain is an exchange platform between art production and its publics set up since 1988 within an exceptional industrial building of 4000 m² located in the heart of Brest. The goals of creation, mediation and diffusion Passerelle thrives for are as many collective production areas where artists and visitors contribute actively on argumentation toward what stir, build and sharpen our relationship with contemporary art.

  • Each year, the programme combines around 10 solo or group exhibitions featuring French and international artists, screening cycles, meetings, debates and various means of assistance for the audience in their discovery of techniques used and exhibited. Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain is also a cross-disciplinary scene exploring other fields of the contemporary creation such as design and performing arts.





    History

  • Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, Brest, géré depuis 1988 par une association d’amateurs d’arts engagés dans la vie de la ville et de la région brestoise, est situé à Saint-Martin, un quartier de Brest miraculeusement préservé par les bombardements de la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

    L’exceptionnel espace architectural qui accueille aujourd’hui Passerelle a été construit entre 1946 et 1955 selon des plans s’inscrivant dans la mode de la fin des années 1930 pour le compte d’une société coopérative, L’Alliance des Travailleurs (sources : service des permis de construire de Brest métropole océane). Après l’achèvement, à la fin des années 1940, du corps central du bâtiment (sources : les Archives municipales de Brest conservent des vues aériennes montrant la grande verrière en 1950, voir ci-contre), l’édifice est complété en 1955 par l’aile – inachevée- donnant sur la rue Charles Berthelot (sources : permis de construire daté du 03 février 1955). Dès le 25 octobre 1956, cette société coopérative a fusionné avec La Léonarde, entreprise d’alimentation générale qui possédait de nombreux comptoirs de distributions dans le Nord-Finistère. Les locaux deviennent propriété de cette dernière (sources : actes notariés chez Maître Mocaër, notaire à Guipavas, Finistère). Le 11 août 1960, les locaux du 41 rue Charles Berthelot sont vendus par la coopérative La Léonarde à Monsieur Antonio Horrach, grossiste en fruits et légumes. Ce commerçant très actif, originaire de Majorque installé à Brest avant 1939, installe son dépôt dans l’édifice. Il y effectue diverses modifications dès 1961 (sources : service des permis de construire de Brest métropole océane) : installation de réfrigérateurs, aménagement d’une mûrisserie de bananes dans les sous-sols…

    Vue aérienne du quartier Saint-Martin dans les années 50

  • En juin 1971, si la société fusionne avec Muribane, un autre grossiste en fruits et légumes installé au port de commerce de Brest, Antonio Horrach reste propriétaire des locaux qui poursuivront leur activité jusqu’en juin 1972. Au cours des années suivantes, l’édifice – devenu la propriété de Madame Catherine Coat, fille d’Antonio Horrach – sera loué à diverses entreprises spécialisées en vente de meubles, parmi lesquelles Brest Meubles et BUT. Le 05 septembre 1989, le vaste édifice de la rue Berthelot est vendu par Madame Catherine Coat à la toute jeune association Passerelle (créée en 1988 dans le but de ce rachat) représentée par Serge Tanguy, son président-fondateur (sources : actes notariés chez Maître Maugendre, notaire à Brest). Dès 1991, l’association cède la propriété des lieux à la Ville de Brest. Depuis, une convention lie la ville et l’association Passerelle afin de poursuivre l’activité de diffusion de l’art contemporain.

    L’édifice de Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, Brest, construit suivant la technique de béton précontraint développé par l’ingénieur Eugène Freyssinet, dispose d’une superficie de 4000 m² à l’architecture profondément originale, composée de volumes exceptionnels. Le patio central bénéficie d’une lumière zénithale provenant d’une verrière située à plus de 12 mètres de hauteur. Dans cette ancienne friche industrielle, de nombreuses salles se déploient sous la forme de vastes espaces ou de recoins plus intimistes, parfois même labyrinthiques : grand hall, mezzanine, hangar, quai, salle de conférences, ateliers, réserves, salles des étages, sous-sols… jouant avec les ombres et les lumières, comme autant d’interactions de forces au sein d’un bloc solidaire.





    Who are we ?

    Staff

     

     

    Director & curator

    Etienne Bernard
    contact@cac-passerelle.com

     

    Administration

    Maïwenn Thominot
    administration@cac-passerelle.com

     

    Exhibitions

    Séverine Giordani
    exposition@cac-passerelle.com

     

    Communication & partnerships

    Emmanuelle Baleydier
    communication@cac-passerelle.com

     

    Audiences

    Thibault Brébant

    publics@cac-passerelle.com

     

    Group Services Assistant

    animation@cac-passerelle.com

     

    Visitor information & multimedia

    Jean-Christophe Deprez-Deperiers
    contact@cac-passerelle.com

     

    Production

    Jean-Christophe Primel
    production@cac-passerelle.com

     

    Maintenance

    Tanguy Belbéoc’h
    technique@cac-passerelle.com

    Board

     

    President

    Françoise Terret-Daniel

     

    Vice-president

    Yves Pailler

     

    Treasurer

    Yves Pagès

     

    Vice-treasurer

    Franck Valentin-Lemeni 

     

    Secretary

    Joëlle Le Saux

     

    Vice-secretary

    René Gentric

     

    And also Bruno Chevillotte, Christine Finizio, Dominique Jézéquel, Jacqueline Nicolleau, Anne-Cécile Gatineau, Président of BMO / Mayor of Brest, Président of Conseil Régional de Bretagne, Président of Conseil Général du Finistère, Pascal Aumasson, Director of musée des Beaux-arts de Brest, Yannick Lucéa, Director of École Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne – Brest.





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    Oufipo

    Oufipo means Ouvroir de Finistérités Potentielles. It is a local sound platform or “local Internet radio,” it depends. Oufipo aims to enhance the cultural vitality of Finistere area. 
     
    You can listen to audio recordings of conferences made in numbers of structures of the area, interviews with guests passing through these structures (artists, stage directors, scientists, photographers …), portraits of peculiar Finistarians (politicians, farmers, …) or documentary films shit in Brittany. 
     
    Oufipo and Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain are working together to produce sound contents within which artists and curators augment exhibitions and projects.

     

     

    > Listen to all audio recordings here





    Electr( )cution

  • les rencontres des instruments acoustiques et de l’électronique

     

    5e ÉDITION DU FESTIVAL ELECTR( )CUTION
    DU MERCREDI 21 AU SAMEDI 24.03.2018

     

    Le rendez-vous des musiques mixtes n’a pas fini d’interroger et de s’interroger sur les liens entre nouvelles technologies et création musicale d’aujourd’hui, tout en apportant un éclairage sensible sur les évolutions de nos sociétés.

    Compositions et œuvres originales marquent une évolution significative de la création contemporaine. La recherche et les propositions nouvelles bousculent les codes, amènent à réfléchir sur la matière musicale, la place de l’instrument acoustique et celle de la machine, engendrent une écoute nouvelle.

    Cinq jours pour se laisser entraîner dans une multitude de propositions à travers plusieurs lieux emblématiques de la création artistique et du foisonnement culturel de la Cité du Ponant : Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, l’Université de Bretagne Occidentale, le BEAJ Klub, la Carène qui nous emmènera dans un lieu secret et insolite.

    Concerts, créations, compositeurs et ensembles invités, expositions, performances, ateliers, work-in-progress, rencontres, captations en direct, électr( )chocs… seront au rendez-vous.

     

    > Electr( )cution #5

    MARDI 20.03.2018

    19:00
    Beaj Klub
    ELECTR( )KLUB
    CONCERT
    Jazz d’aujourd’hui & musique contemporaine
    Rencontre des musiciens de Nautilis et de Sillages avec la complicité du compositeur Benjamin de la Fuente
    En collaboration avec l’ensemble de jazz et musiques improvisées Nautilis.
    (gratuit)

    MERCREDI 21.03.2018

    18:30
    Passerelle • Scène I PATIO
    INAUGURATION du Festival
    PERFORMANCE
    Temazcal (1984)
    Javier Alvarez (1956) pour maracas amplifiées et sons électroniques
    (gratuit)
     
    20:00
    Visite guidée des expositions de Passerelle

    20:30
    ELECTR( )FUSION
    CONCERT
    Rencontre de l’ensemble Proxima Centauri et l’ensemble Sillages
    Aérienne – Thierry Alla (1955) pour flûte, piano, percussion, deux saxophones et électronique
    Traces XIII (2018) – Martin Matalon (1958) création (commande de Sillages) pour piano et électronique
    XX – Christophe Havel (1977) pour saxophone, piano et électronique
    Versus – Gilles Racot (1951) pour flûte, saxophone, piano, vibraphone et électronique
    Concertino d’autunno – Francesco Filidei (1973) pour flûte à bec, violon, 5 musiciens, amplifiés
    En collaboration avec l’ensemble Proxima Centauri (Bordeaux)

    JEUDI 22.03.2018

    12:15
    UBO • Salle des Conférences
    Parole de compositeurs
    FOCUS sur le Centre de création musicale Henri Pousseur de Liège : la création en Belgique
    et le dispositif acousmatique de #3 (…Les sons tournent)
    Avec Jean-Luc Hervé, Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Stjin Boeve (Centre Henri Pousseur)

     

    CONCERT
    Cinque nudi – Marco Momi (1978) pour saxophone et stomp boxes
    Ni fleurs Ni couronnes – Luc Brewaeys (1959-2015) pour violon et électronique
    En partenariat avec la Licence Arts et le Master Image et Son

     

    17:30
    Passerelle • Scène II Atelier
    WORK IN PROGRESS
    CONCERT
    Présentation des pièces des étudiants du Conservatoire de Brest Métropole des classes de composition de Ruth Matarasso et d’électroacoustique de Noémie Sprenger

     

    20:30
    La Carène • Lieu Secret
    ELECTR( )PRESSION
    CONCERT
    Monolithe Noir
    Electronica/Drone
    Antoine Pasqualini
    En partenariat avec la Carène, salle des musiques actuelles
    (gratuit)

    VENDREDI 23.03.2018

    18:30
    Passerelle • Scène I Patio
    ELECTR( )SOLO
    CONCERT
    BETH/VETH – Jean-Luc Fafchamps (1960) pour piano, percussion et électronique par Vincent Leterme

     

    20:00
    Visite guidée des expositions de Passerelle

     

    21:00
    ELECTR( )FRICTION
    CONCERT
    #3 (…Les sons tournent) (2018)
    Jean-Luc Hervé (1960) pour clarinette contrebasse et dispositif acousmatique
    Création mondiale
    Temps de terre – Gonzalo Bustos (1983) pour cajón et électronique
    Lettre Soufie : Z – Jean-Luc Fafchamps (1960) pour piano, alto et électronique
    Cinque nudi – Marco Momi (1978) pour saxophone et stomp boxes
    Ni fleurs Ni couronnes – Luc Brewaeys (1959-2015) pour violon et électronique
    Traces XIII (2018) – Martin Matalon (1958) pour piano et électronique
    Is it this ? – Pierre Jodlowski (1971) pour violon, clarinette basse, percussion et dispositif audiovisuel
    En partenariat avec le Centre Henri Pousseur de Liège

    Concert enregistré par France Musique

    SAMEDI 24.03.2018

    10:30
    Passerelle • Scène II Atelier
    ELECTR( )LANDSCAPES
    CONCERT
    Présentation des pièces de l’atelier
    « Paysages Sonores »
Noémie Sprenger et Didier Tallec
    En partenariat avec le Conservatoire de Brest
    métropole et Musiques et Danses en Finistère

    11:00
    Passerelle • Scène III Installation
    ELECTR( )SPATIAL
    GRANULABYSS
    Installation sonore interactive
    Pierre Fleurence, Etienne Démoulin,
    Christiant Barraza Godinez
    En partenariat avec le Master Image
    et Son de l’UBO

    14:00
    Passerelle • Scène II Atelier
    ELECTR( )M.A.O
    CONCERT
    Présentation des pièces de l’atelier
    de composition assistée par ordinateur
    de l’UBO – Philippe Ollivier
    En partenariat avec le Service culturel de l’UBO

    16:30
    Passerelle • Scène I Patio
    ELECTR( )IMPRO
    PERFORMANCE
    Nikolaz Cadoret (harpe), Marie-Laure Caradec,
    Léonore Zurflüh (danse),
    Nazeem (graff) improvisations danse / musique / graff
    En partenariat avec les Renc’Arts Hip Hop

    17:30
    ELECTR( )CODA
    Rendez-vous au bar des Electr( )cutés
    pour un final en beauté et en musique

     

     

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  • Our gallery spaces in Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain are available for hire in the heart of a unique cultural destination.
    Your events can be designed in harmony with the artistic program and to be a collaboration of the education department for special visits and unforgettable memories.
    Passerelle spaces are equipped with suitable devices to all types of events, including a conference room and seminar rooms equipped with a video projection system.

     

    Astropolis #19 in le Patio

  • Le Patio & la Mezzanine, the Seminar Room and Le Hangar are three spaces with multiple combinations.
    They are flexible and adapted to any type of event: product launch, corporate event, cocktail, fashion show, photo shoot, filming or advertising spot …

     

     

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    Bus line 7 – Kerigonan

     

    OPENING HOURS

    Open Tuesday from 14:00 to 20:00 and Wednesday to Saturday from 14:00 – 18:30
    closed on Sunday, Monday and bank holidays

    RATES

    full rate : 3 €
    guided tours & lectures : 4 €
     

    Free admission for members, individual children, students, unemployed, C-E-A, AICA & Le Quartier, Centre d’art contemporain, Quimper members.

     

    Free admission for all every first Tuesdays of the month.

     

    MEMBERSHIP’S RATES

    single : 20 €
    family : 30 €
    children, unemployed, student : 10 €
    school, association, community centers, other organisations : 40 €

     

     

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    GRAPHISME

     

    En 2013, Frédéric Teschner Studio est missionné pour faire évoluer les outils de communication, l’identité et la charte visuelle afin de valoriser au mieux les nouvelles actions engagées par le Centre d’art.

     

    Pour le développement du site internet, il s’associe à Benoit Bohnké.

     

     

    Pensé comme un véritable projet artistique inscrit dans la dynamique programmatique du Centre d’art, la proposition de Frédéric Teschner Studio constitue une création en perpétuelle évolution et renouvellement engagée dans la vie de Passerelle.

     

     

     

    Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, géré depuis 1988 par une association d’amateurs d’arts engagés dans la vie de Brest et de sa région, bénéficie du soutien de la Ville de Brest, de Brest métropole, du Conseil Départemental du Finistère, du Conseil Régional de Bretagne et du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/DRAC Bretagne.

    Depuis 2018, il est labellisé “Centre d’art contemporain d’intérêt national” par le ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.
     
    Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain est membre des réseaux a.c.b. – art contemporain en bretagne et d.c.a. – association française de développement des centres d’art.

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