Espace Frans Krajcberg,
Contemporary Art Center for Art & Nature

Inaugurated in 2004 by Bertrand Delanoë, Espace Frans Krajcberg is located in the historical part of Paris, at the end of Chemin du Montparnasse, a bucolic alley at 21 avenue du Maine in the 15th district. 

 

A vestige of the great history of Montparnasse, this alley housed the Parisian studio of Frans Krajcberg, where he came to work and unwind several times a year since the 50’s. ​

 

Admission is free and open to all, Tuesday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  

Espace Frans Krajcberg

A PLACE OF EXHIBITION AND RESEARCH AROUND FRANS KRAJCBERG, FATHER OF ANTHROPOCENE ART 

 

We are an exhibition space presenting in permanent exhibition emblematic works of the artist and activist Frans Krajcberg, including the collection belonging to the City of Paris. ​

 

The Espace Frans Krajcberg manages an archive collection open to researchers and students. 

A PLACE OF EXCHANGE AND REFLECTION ON THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, THANKS TO ECOLOGY AND ART 

Our temporary exhibition rooms host an artistic, literary, scientific, cinematographic and educational program on issues linking Art and Environment. 

WE ARE A LABORATORY FOR CONTEMPORARY CREATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT, AROUND REVOLT, AWARENESS AND PEDAGOGY.

Frans Krajcberg stated: Art and artists act in the service of the “great fight of the 21st century”, the fight to preserve our planet. 

Espace Frans Krajcberg : a mission and resources at the service of Art, Life and the Planet 

TO SPREAD FRANS KRAJCBERG’S MESSAGE 

organization of events, creation and edition of publications, podcasts, videos, website feed, social networks … 

TO EXHIBIT AN ACTIVIST AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONTEMPORARY CREATION 

in connection with the work, the life and the message of Frans Krajcberg, in a place of free exchanges and open to all. 

To give “carte blanche” so that partners (artists, scientists etc) can use the temporary exhibition rooms as a laboratory; and to question the role of the artist and art in the context of the transformation of our planet. 

We encourage projects that seek to cross disciplines and divides. Speakers are invited to take ownership of the place, in a participative and ecological approach. 

CONSERVER ET PROMOUVOIR

to preserve and promote the work of Frans Krajcberg, and the donation made to the City of Paris in particular, by the creation of an archive collection and a photo library open to all. 

Boules de palétuvier, Frans Krajcberg
Mangrove balls, plywood and natural pigments, 1992, 280 x 230 x 90 cm. 

TO RECEIVE SPEAKERS, RESEARCHERS, YOUNG ARTISTS, AUTHORS COMMITTED TO THE PLANET 

To reflect on the World of Tomorrow. To unite in the fight for the preservation of the environment and the promotion of art in the service of the planet. Master classes, conferences, research, seminars, screenings, shows ... highlighting the link that unites Art to Nature. 

TO STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS 

in particular the intercultural ties between France and Brazil and more generally the South American continent. 

TO TRANSMIT AND PROMOTE DIALOGUE BETWEEN GENERATIONS  

in situ workshops or trips to schools, visits, artist / children meetings, creation and publication of educational materials, partnerships with social educational centers, or any other action promoting a “way of life in harmony with nature”. 

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   Planning committee 

The temporary programming of the Espace Frans Krajcberg, Contemporary Art Center for Art & Nature is the result of calls for projects, meetings and spontaneous applications, submitted to the pluri-annual vote of the Programming Committee.  

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The Committee is composed of personalities from the art world and specialists of Frans Krajcberg. It ensures a temporary program in close resonance with the work and message of the artist.  

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The projects are selected based on several criteria:  

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- the links with the work and the message of Frans Krajcberg ;  

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- the ecological approach of the project;  

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The dynamics of the project, in resonance with the identity of Espace Frans Krajcberg: richness and originality of the program. Occupation and animation of the place, meetings, and crossing of disciplines. Artists are invited to invest and take ownership of the place, in a participative approach. 

To submit your project, please send a file with photographs to:  contact@espacekrajcberg.fr

Frans Krajcberg, Révolte

Frans Krajcberg, "Revolt", 1980s, burnt wood and natural pigments.