Le MAGASIN des horizons - un centre national d'arts et de cultures
A hybrid public institution, MAGASIN des horizon defines itself as a platform for reflection, a site of exchange accessible to all and focused on the notion of permacultural place or an artistic third-location.
Supporting a multidisciplinary perspective, MAGASIN des horizons invites brokers of ideas, artists, activists, therapists, and rogue philosophers … to stimulate and encourage a way of thinking capable of addressing contemporary problems. Its activity consists in implementing ideas, engaging with artists most likely connected with women’s issues, as well as training a dozen persons in new professional practices combining art and society.
A veritable mirror of a changing society, MAGASIN des horizons invites you to dream the world rather than enduring it!
Located in the heart of an industrial facility with over 3,000 square meters of space (currently undergoing renovation), the center for art and culture wishes to make this location available for related activities capable of stirring up the senses and sensations. Le Magasin des horizons builds synergy with the Maison des Habitants Chorier-Berriat, the Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble (CCN2), Le Pacifique – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique (CDC), the University, as well as organizations working for social or professional integration of disadvantaged persons (such as Cuisine sans frontière, Ulysse…).
Le Magasin des horizons wishes to encourage artist / designer / creator / thinker / writer residencies aimed at laying the groundwork for fruitful crosspollination.
Our invitation, extended to artists and other prominent figures working in design, writing, dance, performance etc., is aimed at those artists whose practice is open, transversal, and defies categories, and who wish to experience encounters and intellectual crosspollination. Long-term presence of partner artists and researchers fosters the creation of strong connections with local stakeholders.
GABRIELLE BOULANGER /
Gabrielle Boulanger is interested in exploiting the potential of a visual arts approach as she works in spaces other than those traditionally reserved for the arts. She thus develops her research in interaction with inhabited territories. Adopting the position of an observer and a listener with respect to the local residents, she deploys a variety of schemes in order to encounter the writer within the other person, and to foster the creation of a possible common space.
PAMINA DE COULON /
An author-performer, Pamina de Coulon is interested in collaborative approaches and in developing a sustainable field of artistic experimentation. As an extension of these interests, from late 2012 to 2016, she also served as artistic co-director of the BÂTARD Festival in Brussels, alongside Dries Douibi and Michiel Vandevelde.
CHLOE DELAUME /
For nearly two decades, Chloe Delaume has practiced writing using a multitude of forms and media. Winner of the Prix Décembre in 2011, she worked in residency at the Villa Médici in 2011/2012. Her latest novel, Les sorcières de la République, was published in 2016 by Éditions du Seuil. She regularly collaborates with artists, designers, and musicians to create performances, sound pieces, interventions, objects. On occasion she wears the hat of a lyricist.
RALSTON & BAU /
Ralston & Bau is an idealist design studio with branches in Bergen, Norway, and Paris, France. Brigitta Ralston and Alexandre Bau draw inspiration from human rituals and needs in order to create scenarios that come alive in space, in a product, or a piece of furniture. The studio seeks the unexpected and the unexplored on behalf of international companies and organizations which contribute to creating a sustainable society. Since 2007, Ralson & Bau have invited prominent figures with complementary backgrounds to co-design simple, inspiring objects that question change. Ralston & Bau founded the center for design Transplant in Dale i Sunnfjord in Norway (2007–2012), the program Ideal Lab focused on research, design, and action pertinent to social issues (2010–2016), and, since September 2017, they have run the movement Idealists.
> AROUND US — DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY / WITH OTHERS? / WHAT CAN WE SHARE? — Oct. 13 & 14, 2017
20 PERSONS SELECTED FOR THEIR INTEREST IN “DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY” IN THE ARTS, SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENT, AND RESEARCH SECTORS…
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2 DAYS OF COLLECTIVE WORK TO DRAFT A PROTOCOL OF COALITION & COLLABORATION*
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ORCHESTRA LEADERS: THE DUO RALSON & BAU, DESIGNERS & IDEALISTS
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We hear it proclaimed far and wide that our civilization has reached a turning point, that this is only the beginning of profound changes to come, and that it is difficult for us, if not impossible, to imagine how these changes will impact our lives and our environment… The seminar “Around us” intends to raise such questions as: How to integrate artists better into (political, ethical, environmental…) decision-making? How to integrate artists better into their social environment? How to foster conditions for rapprochement and friction, for acculturation and patience? We need to fuse the different aspects of our imagination, metaphorically shake up our certitudes, engage in new approaches and ways of thinking, and … reinvent the world. Isn’t it time to give artists their due place, whether they are scholars, shamans, or citizens of the world? This question insists with particular urgency just as MAGASIN des Horizons is undergoing a renewal: Grenoble’s historical art center is in the process of reinventing its programming as well as its models of governance.
* That expresses the idea of cohabitation, tolerant coexistence, and conviviality, with an organizational structure fulfilling roles other than those associated with an art center and artists, in order to expand the areas of expertise and the appeal of the project. Based on the same principle as permaculture, conviviance aims at creating a shared space for imagination, reflection, and collaborative practices.
ORCHESTRA LEADERS: BIRGITTA RALSTON & ALEXANDRE BAU, DESIGNERS & IDEALISTS (Norwegian & French)
WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF:
Association Entropie, Grenoble Association Cap Berriat, Grenoble Gabrielle Boulanger, Artist, Grenoble Jennyfer Buyck, Geographer, PACTE—UGA, Grenoble Sylvia Fredriksson, Research fellow, Cité du design, St. Etienne Eva Gonzalez-Sancho, Director, OSLO PILOT Biennial, Norway Béatrice Josse, Director, MAGASIN des Horizons, Grenoble Erell Mescoet, Head of the Territory Division, CCN2, Grenoble Anouchka Michard, Association Gaïa, Grenoble Marie Moreau, Artist, Grenoble Peggy Pierrot, Tutor, Ateliers des Horizons, Bruxelles, Belgium Camille Planeix, Coordinator, MAGASIN des Horizons, Grenoble Agnès Quackels, Artistic Director, Centre d’art BUDA, Courtrai, Belgium Annie Raymond, Association TED, Restaurant Atipyk, Grenoble Cécile Rogel, Administrator, MAGASIN des Horizons, Grenoble Elisabeth Sénégas, La Chimère citoyenne, Grenoble SCOP la Péniche, Grenoble Philippe Serrano, ADME ADFE, Grenoble Bertrand Vignon, University community—UGA, Grenoble
Partenaires & soutiens
Our public partners
MAGASIN - National Centre of Arts and Cultures, located in Grenoble - in the heart of the Alps-, is a non-profit organization presided over by Anne-Marie Charbonneaux, grant-aided by Ministry of Culture and Communication - D.R.A.C. Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Departement of Isère and City of Grenoble.
• Béatrice Josse
Chief & Project
• Cécile Rogel
Administration & Project
• Camille Planeix
Coordination & Project
• Charline Monod-Juhel
• Frédéric Besson
Graphist designer - multimédia
• Charlotte Lejeune
In charge of the training project and school audiences
• Fadma Kaddouri
• Martin Massier
• Peggy Pierrot
• Magali Féret