Public order of works of art
By supporting the creation of works of art commissioned for the public space, the State - Ministry of Culture and Communication and local authorities enrich the national heritage and the living environment of citizens.
Fostering the meeting between contemporary art and the public
The public artistic commission allows the meeting of contemporary creation and the greatest number.
It is an opportunity for artists to carry out projects whose scope and stakes require unusual means. Private partners may join in the public ordering of works of art.
Public procurement therefore means both an object - art which, when leaving its reserved spaces, goes to the search for the population in its living places, in the public space - and a procedure marked by different stages, of the initiative of the sponsor, up to the realization of the work by the artist and its reception by the public.
From the urban space to the rural world, from historical monuments to gardens, from tourist sites to the Internet, the public artistic commission involves all plastic expressions: sculpture, design, photography, graphic design, crafts or new media. The intervention may have an ephemeral character (on sets or on an event).
Whatever their context, the works created in the public space, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, meet an artistic, historical or symbolic requirement, as well as the challenges of expanding contemporary art audiences.
Public artistic commission in the Great East
Recent creations in the Grand Est region include: the stained glass windows of Véronique Elena in the Strasbourg cathedral; those of Imi Knoebel in the Reims cathedral and David Tremlett in Villenauxe-la-Grande or the sculpture of Stephan Balkenhol in the Metz station...