PINAULT
COLLECTION
numéro 11
October 2018
March 2019
 
<div style="text-align: right;"> <b>Jean-Jacques<br>Aillagon</b> </div> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <div> <span class="alinea"></span>By the time this issue of the <i>Pinault Collection</i> magazine—the eleventh—becomes available, Lucas Arruda will have left Lens, where he spent most of 2018 as a participant in the Pinault Collection’s residency program. During those ten months, the thirty-five-year-old Brazilian artist from São Paulo produced new work while immersed in a landscape, a town, radically different from those he had known till then. When Arruda was selected to participate in the Lens residency program, he was a rising star, full of potential; today, he has fulfilled that promise and become an established presence in the art world. In summer 2018, his works were presented in Rennes as part of the exhibition “Debout!”, at the Bayeler Foundation in Basel, and in Brussels at the Mendes Wood gallery. <br><br> <span class="alinea"></span>Hicham Berrada, a Franco-Moroccan artist born in Casablanca in 1986, will take Arruda's place in Cité 9’s former presbytery, converted into a studio/living space by NeM Architectes, in which François Pinault has welcomed artists from across the world. <br><br> <span class="alinea"></span>The selection committee, which includes, alongside staff from the Pinault Collection, representatives of the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles, FRAC Grand-Large, Fresnoy-Studio National des Arts Contemporains, and Louvre-Lens, now counts a new member among its ranks: delegates from the LaM (Lille Métropole museum of modern, contemporary, and outsider art) in Villeneuve d’Ascq. This further anchors the residency in this reviving area, now rich in museums, home to a satellite location of the Louvre, in Lens, and soon of a conservation and storage facility for the Louvre's collections in Liévin. <br><br> <span class="alinea"></span>The Lens region, while grounded in its local history, aspires to become an international destination, a goal that the Pinault Collection’s residency program contributes to furthering. Its participants, so far, have been American, Belgian, Brazilian, and Franco-Moroccan. Bertille Bak, a French artist, will participate in this creative laboratory in 2019; in the meantime, she has been commissioned to conceive a special project for the 2018 Nuit Blanche. Presented near the Bourse de Commerce, it will highlight the Pinault Collection’s intention of establishing this new museum’s place within its cultural and urban milieu. </div> <br>
 

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