Aux Commandes !

10 April - 15 June 2013

An exhibition organised by artconnexion and Maison de l'architecture et de la ville about the protocol of the New patrons and projects commissioned in Nord-Pas de Calais.

Since 1991, the New Patrons programme supported by the Fondation de France has enabled those confronted with questions of society or local development to take the initiative of associating artists, designers and architects with this process via the commissioning of an artwork.

The originality lies in the collaboration of three players – the artist, the commissioner and the art mediator – with the support of public and private funding.

The MAV and the SPL company have commissioned a micro-architecture for François Mitterrand square in Lille. This work, created by Erwin Wurm, will be presented in Spring 2013 and it is the opportunity for the MAV to present the different New Patron projects in the Nord-Pas de Calais region and to show the necessity of art in the city and countryside.

With works by Vito Acconci, Jyll Bradley, Patrice Carré, matali crasset, Wim Delvoye, Hamish Fulton, Stéphane Magnin, Kinya Maruyama, Emilio Lopez-Menchero, Simon Patterson, Michael Pinsky, Qubo Gas, Erwin Wurm...