Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques


Since 1976, the Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques has promoted and developed initiatives in favour of graphic and visual artists.

In addition to major social initiatives on behalf of artists (accommodation for elderly artists, a studio creation scheme) the Fondation also has a special programme in favour of young artists, focusing especially on the sectors of graphic design and photography.

It is in this capacity that the Fondation was a faithful partner of the Centre national de la photographie, hosting the Cnp at its own Rue Berryer premises (Paris, 8th arrondissement) from 1993 to 2004, and financially supporting a number of its exhibitions there (Bill Brandt, Thomas Struth, Helen Levitt, Sans commune mesure, image et texte dans l’art actuel, Valie Export).

It sought to confirm this old bond by increasing its actions in favour of the newly created Jeu de Paume at Place de la Concorde.

It is now committed to a new partnership. This began with the initiative of L’Atelier and is now continuing enthusiastically with financial support for the Satellite programme initiated by Marta Gili.

Moreover, at the Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz, a space dedicated to young graphic and photographic artists which it opened in Nogent-sur-Marne in 2006, the Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques hosts exhibitions produced in collaboration with Jeu de Paume in the framework of its “extramural” programme. After "D’un moment à l’autre" in 2006 and "Territoires en expansion" en 2007, on 18 May 2008 it opened "Terra nullius", featuring the work of three young artists: Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Mujesira Elezovic and Lukas Hoffmann.


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