Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, in agreement with Gérard Daudet, Mayor of Cavaillon, President of the Lubéron Monts de Vaucluse agglomeration, the Departmental Council of Vaucluse, the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, and Jacqueline Lacotte, President of the Garance, approves the appointment of Chloé Tournier to the management of the Garance, on the unanimous proposal of the jury meeting on June 9, 2021.
Since 2016, Chloé Tournier has headed the MAIF Social Club in Paris. She was previously director of the Kangaba camp in Bamako and then administrator of the Marseille company La part du pauvre.
By titling her project «Re-enchant the present», Chloé Tournier shows her ambition of a national stage in tune with her time, with contemporary creation as with the reality of the life of people in her territory, and who claims a joyful part in all the dimensions of his activity.
In a desire to address the diversity of populations, it wants to multiply the aesthetics that will cross at the Garance, through the multidisciplinary programming, the artists present over long periods and the different forms of artistic experiences proposed.
All the spaces of the Garance will be mobilized, including the hall and the forecourt, but also places not dedicated in the city and the agglomeration. A deployment in regional natural parks will be undertaken, in addition to the decentralized programming on the department of Vaucluse that constitute the Nomad(s), an initiative emblematic of the spirit of the Garance for twenty years.
Two new highlights will be introduced, one dedicated to the new magic, the other around the link between cuisines and cultures, in addition to the continuation of the Garance commitment in the biennial «It’s not luxury», organized in Avignon by the Abbé Pierre Foundation and the association Le Village.
Considering the territory as the third pillar of the Garance ecosystem, with artists and people, Chloé Tournier envisages the implementation of her project according to a logic of cooperation with neighbouring cultural places but also with partners located outside the cultural field such as educational institutions, care facilities or penitentiary facilities.
Finally, Chloé Tournier wants to place the action of the Garance in a territorial continuity that goes from the nearest neighbourhood to the international, strand that she wishes to develop according to two axes: Northern Europe and Mediterranean Europe.
She succeeds Didier Le Corre, who has headed the Garance since 2013, and whose Minister wishes to welcome the firm commitment to the development of the La Garance project in a proximity with the artists and all the populations of the territory.