LE FRESNOY-NATIONAL STUDIO OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS – www.lefresnoy.net

LE FRESNOY – National Studio of Contemporary Arts is born from the will of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication to establish in the north of France, a higher institution of artistic education of a new type, pole of excellence national and international, whose references were expressed by some formulas such as “an IRCAM of the plastic arts” or “a Medici high-tech villa”.

  • INTENSE ACTIVITY OF ARTISTIC CREATION AND PRODUCTION

  • A UNIQUE PLACE OF EXPERIMENTATION AND RESEARCH

  • EXHIBITIONS OF INTERNATIONAL SCENERY

  • A POLE OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ATTRACTION

  • A PLACE OF EXCHANGE AND OPENING

  • A MEETING WITH THE GREATEST CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

LE FRESNOY was designed by Alain FLEISCHER (director since the opening), It was inaugurated in 1997 in a building designed by Bernard TSCHUMI, laureate of the international competition of architecture organized by the mission of the Great Works of the President of the Republic.
Very innovative, the educational project of LE FRESNOY is based on the production by students of works benefiting from professional technical means, and a high level of support.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEACHING IS PROVIDED BY RENOWNED GUEST PROFESSORS:

FILMMAKERS:
Jean-Luc Godard, Chantal Akerman, Raul Ruiz, Robert Kramer, Luc Moullet, Andre S. Labarthe, Tsai Ming Liang, Wang Bing, Claire Denis, Bruno Dumont, Bela Tarr, Benoit Jacquot, Arnaud des Pallieres, Mathieu Amalric, Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Andrew Kötting, Denis Cote and others.

PLASTIC ARTISTS:
Pier Paolo Calzolari, Antoni Muntadas, Sarkis, Gary Hill, Bill Viola and others.

PHOTOGRAPHERS:
Joan Foncuberta, Eric Poitevin, Patrick Bailly-Master-Grand, Jochen Gerz, S & P Stanikas, Hicham Benohoud, Choi, Bernard Faucon, Gao Bo, Pascal Convert and others.

CHOREOGRAPHERS:
Anne Theresa de Keersmaeker, Thierry De Mey, Alain Buffard, Christian Rizzo, Carolyn Carlson and others.

COMPOSERS:
Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Andrea Cera, Arnaud Petit, Yann Robin and others.

VIDEOGRAPHERS, MULTIMEDIA ARTISTS AND DIGITAL CREATORS:
Hans Op de Beeck, Grégory Chatonsky, Charles Sandison, Atau Tanaka, Mauro Lanza, Armando Menicacci, Sven Påhlsson, Daniel Danis, Catherine Ikam, Ryoji Ikeda, Scanner / Robin Rimbaud, Robert Cahen, David Rokeby, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Edwin van der Heide, Jean-François Peyret, Nicolas Reeves, Nicolas Moulin, Bertrand Lamarche, Robert Henke, McIntosh Thomas, Cyril Teste, Ramy Fischler and others.

THE TEACHERS THEMSELVES CREATE A WORK TO WHICH THEY ASSOCIATE THEIR STUDENTS.

In addition to research, teaching and production activities, LE FRESNOY is also a broadcast and programming venue, with two movie theaters and exhibition spaces.
Each year, the LE FRESNOY program many films including those made available by the Cinémathèque Française, and presents two exhibitions: a thematic or monographic exhibition, and the exhibition Panorama where are shown all the works produced during the year by the students and by their teachers.

EACH EDITION OF PANORAMA IS CURATED BY AN IMPORTANT PERSONALITY IN THE WORLD OF ART.

  • Laurent Lebon (director of the Picasso Museum)
  • Jean de Loisy (director of the Palais de Tokyo)
  • José Manuel Gonçalvès (director of 104)
  • Jean-Hubert Martin (former director of the National Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Center).

THE STUDENTS’ WORKS ARE THEN PRESENTED IN VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL EVENTS.

In its 20 years of existence, LE FRESNOY has become an internationally recognized reference institution for teaching, research, creation and artistic and audiovisual production. Every year, it attracts applications from some 45 countries on every continent.

THE SUCCESS OF LE FRESNOY GRADUATE STUDENTS IS REMARKABLE, AMONG OTHERS:

  • Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Vimukti Yanasundera (Sri Lanka)
  • French Pavilion of the Venice Biennale for Anri Sala (Albania)
  • Grand Prix of the Cannes Film Festival for Mati Diop (France / Senegal)
  • Marcel Duchamp Prize for Laurent Grasso, Clément Cogitor
  • Various awards at Ars Eletronica in Linz, Ricard Paris Foundation
  • etc.

The educational program of LE FRESNOY, over two years of study, begins with the traditional means of expression of modernity: photography, cinema, video, sound and musical creation, installations. In the second year, students devote themselves to the languages and tools of new technologies: computer graphics and computer graphics, virtual reality and augmented reality, interactivity, robotics, network art, 3D printing (scans, stereolithography).

The orientation of the curriculum towards the most contemporary forms of creation corresponds to the directives that were given to Alain Fleischer for the creation of LE FRESNOY: a Bauhaus of electronics, a Villa Médicis High Tech, an IRCAM of the plastic arts.

LE FRESNOY has established collaborative relationships with institutions in Canada, the United States, Korea, Japan, China, Australia, Mali, Benin, and various European countries.

LE FRESNOY, located in the Lille area, a crossroads of Europe with the proximity of Belgium, the Netherlands, England and Germany, and one hour from Paris by TGV

LE FRESNOY is a hub of excellence, producer of a strong synergy, financed by the French Ministry of Culture and the Hauts-de-France Region, with a participation of the City of Tourcoing.

LE FRESNOY was laureate, with the company Pathé-Gaumont, of a call for project for the transformation of the Geode, with the Park of the Villette (Cité des Sciences, Paris), and for a reflection on the future forms of the cinema (Modes of production and diffusion, use of digital technologies, new narrativities).

LE FRESNOY was awarded with the company Eva Albarran, the group Immochan and the architecture firm Valode and Pistre, a call for projects for the major urban planning operation on the Gare du Nord in Paris.

LE FRESNOY will be responsible for designing the artistic and cultural activities and programming for this new equipment, including the creation of an International Digital Arts Biennale, which will be accessible directly to passengers traveling by train at this station, which is one of the most frequented the world. The opening is scheduled for 2024, when will be held the Olympic Games in Paris.

Only a few years after its opening, LE FRESNOY is solicited by the most prestigious institutions of contemporary creation for collaborative actions: Villa Medici in Rome, ZKM in Karlsruhe, IRCAM or the Center Pompidou in Paris, but also schools around the world, including Cuba, Korea, Canada and the United States.
Attracted by the quality of teaching and equipment, young artists come from all over the world to follow the course of LE FRESNOY. Each year, students come from countries as diverse as Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Moldova and many others.
The pedagogy of the National Studio of Contemporary Arts LE FRESNOY, mainly based on the production of works of all kinds whose common point is the integration of professional audio-visual techniques, makes it a place of production, experimentation and diffusion completely new and unique in the world.

Background view © : Alain FLEISCHER

LE FRESNOY-NATIONAL STUDIO OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS – www.lefresnoy.net

LE FRESNOY – National Studio of Contemporary Arts is born from the will of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication to establish in the north of France, a higher institution of artistic education of a new type, pole of excellence national and international, whose references were expressed by some formulas such as “an IRCAM of the plastic arts” or “a Medici high-tech villa”.

  • INTENSE ACTIVITY OF ARTISTIC CREATION AND PRODUCTION

  • A UNIQUE PLACE OF EXPERIMENTATION AND RESEARCH

  • EXHIBITIONS OF INTERNATIONAL SCENERY

  • A POLE OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ATTRACTION

  • A PLACE OF EXCHANGE AND OPENING

  • A MEETING WITH THE GREATEST CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

LE FRESNOY was designed by Alain FLEISCHER (director since the opening), It was inaugurated in 1997 in a building designed by Bernard TSCHUMI, laureate of the international competition of architecture organized by the mission of the Great Works of the President of the Republic.
Very innovative, the educational project of LE FRESNOY is based on the production by students of works benefiting from professional technical means, and a high level of support.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEACHING IS PROVIDED BY RENOWNED GUEST PROFESSORS:

FILMMAKERS:
Jean-Luc Godard, Chantal Akerman, Raul Ruiz, Robert Kramer, Luc Moullet, Andre S. Labarthe, Tsai Ming Liang, Wang Bing, Claire Denis, Bruno Dumont, Bela Tarr, Benoit Jacquot, Arnaud des Pallieres, Mathieu Amalric, Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Andrew Kötting, Denis Cote and others.

PLASTIC ARTISTS:
Pier Paolo Calzolari, Antoni Muntadas, Sarkis, Gary Hill, Bill Viola and others.

PHOTOGRAPHERS:
Joan Foncuberta, Eric Poitevin, Patrick Bailly-Master-Grand, Jochen Gerz, S & P Stanikas, Hicham Benohoud, Choi, Bernard Faucon, Gao Bo, Pascal Convert and others.

CHOREOGRAPHERS:
Anne Theresa de Keersmaeker, Thierry De Mey, Alain Buffard, Christian Rizzo, Carolyn Carlson and others.

COMPOSERS:
Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Andrea Cera, Arnaud Petit, Yann Robin and others.

VIDEOGRAPHERS, MULTIMEDIA ARTISTS AND DIGITAL CREATORS:
Hans Op de Beeck, Grégory Chatonsky, Charles Sandison, Atau Tanaka, Mauro Lanza, Armando Menicacci, Sven Påhlsson, Daniel Danis, Catherine Ikam, Ryoji Ikeda, Scanner / Robin Rimbaud, Robert Cahen, David Rokeby, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Edwin van der Heide, Jean-François Peyret, Nicolas Reeves, Nicolas Moulin, Bertrand Lamarche, Robert Henke, McIntosh Thomas, Cyril Teste, Ramy Fischler and others.

THE TEACHERS THEMSELVES CREATE A WORK TO WHICH THEY ASSOCIATE THEIR STUDENTS.

In addition to research, teaching and production activities, LE FRESNOY is also a broadcast and programming venue, with two movie theaters and exhibition spaces.
Each year, LE FRESNOY program many films including those made available by the Cinémathèque Française, and presents two exhibitions: a thematic or monographic exhibition, and the exhibition Panorama where are shown all the works produced during the year by the students and by their teachers.

EACH EDITION OF PANORAMA IS CURATED BY AN IMPORTANT PERSONALITY IN THE WORLD OF ART.

  • Laurent Lebon (director of the Picasso Museum)
  • Jean de Loisy (director of the Palais de Tokyo)
  • José Manuel Gonçalvès (director of 104)
  • Jean-Hubert Martin (former director of the National Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Center).

THE STUDENTS’ WORKS ARE THEN PRESENTED IN VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL EVENTS.

In its 20 years of existence, LE FRESNOY has become an internationally recognized reference institution for teaching, research, creation and artistic and audiovisual production. Every year, it attracts applications from some 45 countries on every continent.

THE SUCCESS OF LE FRESNOY GRADUATE STUDENTS IS REMARKABLE, AMONG OTHERS:

  • Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Vimukti Yanasundera (Sri Lanka)
  • French Pavilion of the Venice Biennale for Anri Sala (Albania)
  • Grand Prix of the Cannes Film Festival for Mati Diop (France / Senegal)
  • Marcel Duchamp Prize for Laurent Grasso, Clément Cogitor
  • Various awards at Ars Eletronica in Linz, Ricard Paris Foundation
  • etc.

The educational program of LE FRESNOY, over two years of study, begins with the traditional means of expression of modernity: photography, cinema, video, sound and musical creation, installations. In the second year, students devote themselves to the languages and tools of new technologies: computer graphics and computer graphics, virtual reality and augmented reality, interactivity, robotics, network art, 3D printing (scans, stereolithography).

The orientation of the curriculum towards the most contemporary forms of creation corresponds to the directives that were given to Alain Fleischer for the creation of LE FRESNOY: a Bauhaus of electronics, a Villa Médicis High Tech, an IRCAM of the plastic arts.

LE FRESNOY has established collaborative relationships with institutions in Canada, the United States, Korea, Japan, China, Australia, Mali, Benin, and various European countries.

LE FRESNOY, located in the Lille area, a crossroads of Europe with the proximity of Belgium, the Netherlands, England and Germany, and one hour from Paris by TGV

LE FRESNOY is a hub of excellence, producer of a strong synergy, financed by the French Ministry of Culture and the Hauts-de-France Region, with a participation of the City of Tourcoing.

LE FRESNOY was laureate, with the company Pathé-Gaumont, of a call for project for the transformation of the Geode, with the Park of the Villette (Cité des Sciences, Paris), and for a reflection on the future forms of the cinema (Modes of production and diffusion, use of digital technologies, new narrativities).

LE FRESNOY was awarded with the company Eva Albarran, the group Immochan and the architecture firm Valode and Pistre, a call for projects for the major urban planning operation on the Gare du Nord in Paris.

LE FRESNOY will be responsible for designing the artistic and cultural activities and programming for this new equipment, including the creation of an International Digital Arts Biennale, which will be accessible directly to passengers traveling by train at this station, which is one of the most frequented the world. The opening is scheduled for 2024, when will be held the Olympic Games in Paris.

Only a few years after its opening, LE FRESNOY is solicited by the most prestigious institutions of contemporary creation for collaborative actions: Villa Medici in Rome, ZKM in Karlsruhe, IRCAM or the Center Pompidou in Paris, but also schools around the world, including Cuba, Korea, Canada and the United States.
Attracted by the quality of teaching and equipment, young artists come from all over the world to follow the course of LE FRESNOY. Each year, students come from countries as diverse as Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Moldova and many others.
The pedagogy of the National Studio of Contemporary Arts LE FRESNOY, mainly based on the production of works of all kinds whose common point is the integration of professional audio-visual techniques, makes it a place of production, experimentation and diffusion completely new and unique in the world.

Background view © : Alain FLEISCHER

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