About

Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain is a exhibition venue, production, diffusion and mediation located since 1988 in an exceptional 4000 m2 industrial building in the heart of Brest.
For three seasons a year, French and international artists are invited to produce original works for solo exhibitions or the group show whose the topic brings together territories at all levels, from local to international.


Embodying collaboration and originality, the central Patio becomes an experimental space for all forms of the contemporary creation, sometimes at the margins, from graphics design to dance or music to design. Events, performances, workshops, concerts, lectures, etc., are set up with partners throughout the year.

The Atelier des publics de Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain brings out an initiation and awareness program on contemporary art by offering a variety of mediation activities for all audiences

Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain is supported by the City of Brest, Brest métropole, Finistère Departmental Council, Brittany Regional Council and the Ministry of Culture / DRAC Bretagne.

Passerelle is labeled «Center for Contemporary Art of National Interest».

Passerelle is part of netwoks a.c.b (@artcontemporainbretagne), d.c.a (@dca.reseau) and BLA! (@BLAassociationmediationartcontemporain).

History

The exceptional architectural space of Passerelle was built between 1946 and 1955 on behalf of a cooperative society, L'Alliance des Travailleurs. In 1956, this company merged with La Léonarde, a general food company that had many distribution counters in the Nord-Finistère region. In 1960, the premises in rue Charles Berthelot were sold to a fruit and vegetable wholesaler who set up his warehouse there until June 1972. Many improvements were made at that time, particularly for the preservation of fruit and vegetables. In the following years, the building was rented to various companies specialising in furniture sales, including BUT. On 5 September 1989, the disused warehouse was bought by the young association Passerelle (created in 1988 for this purpose and represented by Serge Tanguy, its founding president) to develop an ambitious artistic project.

Historique

Board members

Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain is overseen by an association of art lovers involved in the life of Brest and its region since 1988.

President
Françoise Terret-Daniel

Vice-president
Yves Pailler
Bruno Chevillotte

Treasurer
Yves Pagès

Secretary
Joëlle Le Saux

Vice-secretaries
René Gentric
Dominique Jézéquel

And
- Christine Finizio (Documents d’artistes Bretagne)
- Anne-Cécile Gatineau
- Jacqueline Nicolleau
- François Cuillandre (Mayor of Brest and President of Brest Metropole)
- Sophie Ladroue-Lessard (Brest Museum of Fine Arts)
- Jean-Baptiste Gabbero (EESAB -  Brest)
- Maïté Rivière (Le Quartz - Brest national scene)

Staff

Director
Loïc Le Gall
contact@cac-passerelle.com

Administrator
Maïwenn Thominot
administration@cac-passerelle.com

Communication & Partnerships
Emmanuelle Baleydier
communication@cac-passerelle.com

Education & Public Programmes
Thibault Brébant
publics@cac-passerelle.com

Educational projects
Camille Guihard
mediation@cac-passerelle.com

Visitor information & IT
Jean-Christophe Deprez-Deperiers
contact@cac-passerelle.com

Exhibition Production
Jean-Christophe Primel
production@cac-passerelle.com

Registrar
Pierre Le Saint
technique@cac-passerelle.com

Supports

Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain is supported by the City of Brest, Brest métropole, Finistère Departmental Council, Brittany Regional Council and the Ministry of Culture / DRAC Bretagne.

     

 

Suravenir supports Les Chantiers-Residence programme