Centre for Contemporary Art
An integral part of the Ferme du Buisson's multidisciplinary project, since 1991 the Centre for Contemporary Art has been supporting artistic creation through its activities in the fields of production, diffusion and publishing. Placing the emphasis on emerging artists or international artists little known in France, the Centre specialises in performance, multidisciplinarity and experimental approaches to exhibiting.
One aim of the Centre's programme is interaction between Contemporary art and other disciplines, notably the theatre, dance and cinema, and also the social sciences: economics, philosophy, anthropology, etc. Envisaging the art scene as an essential part of the broader social, political and cultural context, the programme includes solo and group shows, publications, encounters, screenings and performances. Adamantly forward-looking, it hinges on a performative view of art that gives pride of place to process and experimentation.
Not just exhibitions
In addition to its exhibition programme, the Centre for Contemporary Art promotes rapprochement between the visual and performing arts with its performance festival and an artist's residency. It designs projects in tandem with National Theatre and Movie Theatre, and with numerous local and international partners. It also develops editions in relation with the artists and provides innovative guided tours of its exhibitions devised by cultural mediators or artists.
An atypical venue
The Centre's events take place in 7 exhibition rooms – a total area of 600 m² – in the oldest section of the site: a mid-18th century Brie region farmhouse whose spectacular framing still remains in place. Sometimes the events also find their way into the Ferme du Buisson's theatre, its cinema, its outdoor spaces, and various off-site venues.
Wednesday – Sunday, 2:00 – 7:30 pm
open late on performance nights
guided tours on request
"new style" visits on Saturday at 6 pm
exhibition + snack for the family: 1st Sunday of the month, 4:00 pm
workshops for parents and children during school holidays and every second Wednesday
guided tours for groups: daily (advance booking required) : firstname.lastname@example.org
On January 8th 2020 La Ferme du Buisson Centre for Contemporary Art was granted certification as a "Centre for Contemporary Art of National Interest" in recognition of its aid to artists and its overall commitment to experimentation.
The Ferme du Buisson Centre for Contemporary Art receives the support of the Ile-de-France Region Cultural Affairs Office (DRAC)/Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Greater Paris–Vallée de la Marne Urban Community, the Seine-et-Marne département and the Ile-de-France Region. It is a member of the Relais network of art centres in the Seine-et-Marne département, of the Ile-de-France contemporary art network Tram, of d.c.a., the French Association for the Development of Art Centres and of National association of contemporary art education workers and and of BLA! National association of contemporary art education workers.