For the sixth consecutive year, the Ministry of Culture and Communication has commissioned a series of acquisitions of works at the International Contemporary Art Fair (21-24 October 2010) by the National Centre for Visual Arts (CNAP). These works enrich the national collection of contemporary art, a collection of state art for which the CNAP ensures the custody, management and dissemination.

These works are brought to the attention of FIAC visitors by a cartel. They can also be found on websites and

The National Advisory Committee on Acquisitions is composed of persons qualified for the visual arts and persons responsible, in the same field, for the Ministry of Culture and Communication and its public institutions (see list below).

The CNAP pursues a policy of dissemination of works in France and abroad through deposits in museums, public administrations and places (about 600 per year) as well as through loans for temporary exhibitions (3000 works per year).

The national collection of contemporary art is the largest collection of contemporary art in France. Through purchases and commissions from active artists and galleries, it has been enriched since 1981 by more than 29,000 works in the fields of visual arts and photography, as well as decorative arts and design.

Members of the Committee

Qualified personalities







Art Reviews:

Philippe DAGEN

Philippe REGNIER

Dissemination of venues in the regions:

Joëlle PIJAUDIER, Chief Curator of Heritage, Director of the Museums of Strasbourg

Jean-Charles VERGNE, Director of FRAC Auvergne

Ministry of Culture and Communication and public institutions

Jean-Pierre SIMON, Deputy Director, Visual Arts, Direction générale de la création artistique

Richard LAGRANGE, Director of the Centre national des arts plastiques

Nicolas BOURRIAUD, Inspector General of Artistic Creation, Direction de la création artistique

Laetitia BOUVIER, Art Consultant, DRAC Bretagne


Emma LAVIGNE, Curator, MNAM – SAC

Acquired works

Katinka BOCK, Hatlung, 2010, oak, basalt and steel cables, 75 x 200 x 80 cm, unique piece. Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris

Ricardo BREY, Hummling, 2009, iron, clarinet and pearls, 90 x 40 x 25 cm. Renos Xippas Gallery, Paris

Ryan GANDER, Your Upbringing brought you down, 2010, installation, 16 mm projector, film, metal and hair slide, unique piece. Gallery Gb Agency, Paris

Nathan HYLDEN, Untitled, 2010, acrylic on aluminium, 197 x 145 cm. Art:Concept Gallery, Paris

Klara KRISTALOVA, Untitled, 2010, installation, set of original ceramics, wardrobe, 300 x 100 x 100 cm. Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris

Jean-Luc MOULÈNE, Child (Vientiane), 2007, colour photography, 123 x 130 cm. Pietro Sparta Gallery, Chagny

Stéphane THIDET, Untitled (I know there was a house. I seem to have lived there), 2010, cherry and white stones, 239 x 187 x 30 cm. Aline Vidal Gallery, Paris

John WOOD/Paul HARRISON, 500 Pieces of Paper, 2010, Animated film, video, 12'30. Martine Aboucaya Gallery, Paris