FRAC Grand Large

Hauts-de-France

A COLLECTION: ART & DESIGN

Vue de l'exposition « Kodomo no Kuni — Replay », 2019, Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France, Dunkerque © Photo : Aurélien Mole

Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France’s collection

The Design collection 

Public collections

Over 1,800 works by 716 French and international artists including matali crasset, Julien Creuzet, Luciano Fabro, Kapwani Kiwanga, Tania Mouraud and Gehrard Richter, plus the donation of 525 drawings by Dunkirk artist Christine Deknuydt: the Frac collection is built on a remarkable base of works belonging to all the major art currents of recent times, including Minimalism, Pop, Conceptualism, Arte Povera, Fluxus and Action Painting.

New acquisitions reflect four main emphases:

  • objects
  • images
  • mobility
  • society

The resultant accumulation challenges not only geo-political borders, but also those between disciplines – painting, sculpture, writing, sound – while at the same time exploring the circulation of forms, ideas and imaginative repertoires on different continents.

In addition to its extensive collections of photography and installations, this is the only Frac with an acquisition policy revolving around design. Covering the period from the 1960s up to the present, this internationally recognised collection of icons of European design reflects an acute sensitivity to our social, economic and ecological context.

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