Art center composed, navigated, engaged, sheltered, imagined is a place for research, production, residency and dissemination of contemporary art. Since 1997, cneai = has been dedicated to the crossroads between theoretical research, experimental practice and support for artists and the public. The multi-site art center has three collections: Yona Friedman, FMRA and Multiples, as well as a publishing house.

Visit


SCHEDULES
During exhibitions / Depending on projects
Currently: in set up

SOON
“Maison bleue / Blua domo”
08.03.24 → 25.05.24

  • Wednesday → Friday / 11:00 → 18:00
  • Saturdays depending on programming
  • closed on Saturdays, Sundays to Tuesdays, public holidays


ACCESS
Free entrance

  • Cité Universitaire / 21 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris → Maison internationale → Salle Nathan
  • RER B Cité Universitaire / T3a Cité Universitaire


CONTACT
+33(0)6 95 72 57 78
public@cneai.com


cneai =


The multiple locations of the cneai = allow a crossroads of views from all over the world, reflecting a world rich in complexity. Hospitality and experience are fundamental. From the Maison internationale at the Cité internationale universitaire in Paris, cneai = has reinvented itself as an archipelago, a network of locations, like so many permanent or temporary counters, like shared or pirate zones, places of experimentation or distance. For example, the cneai = has a floating accommodation workshop, the Maison Flottante, moored to the Quai de Seine in Poses, Normandy. It calls for mobility and residence outside urban centers, through off-center movement and adventurous dynamics. Le cneai = développe également une programmation régionale, par les Maisons Volantes atterrissant au gré des invitations d’établissements scolaires en Île-de-France, ainsi que des programmes longue distance, abrités par la Maison Monde. With the artist always at the heart of the art center, the Maison Boîte provides tailor-made support for cultural and artistic players and companies.


With support from:
Ministère de la Culture - DRAC Île-de-FranceRégion Île-de-FranceCité internationale universitaire de ParisVille de ParisDépartement de l’EureAgglomération Seine-EureVille de Poses.


Our values


cneai = places artists and users at the heart of its project. On a daily basis, we affirm our commitment to applying and developing: integration, parity, cultural rights, interdisciplinarity, best practices in author support, the art economy based on solidarity, the sharing of knowledge and resources, sustainability, respect for the environment, respect for people and well-being in the workplace.
Applying our values is a major challenge. These values are listed and defined in an establishment agreement, drawn up collectively with employees and members of the Board of Directors and registered with the clerk’s office of the Conseil de Prud’hommes. We apply the ethical charters, best-practice guides and scales of DCA (Association française de développement des centers d’art contemporain) and Arts en résidence - Réseau national.


A renewed project


Ann Stouvenel has been at the helm of cneai = since 2023, working with the team, Board of Directors and associate artists to develop a multi-site artistic and cultural project. The cneai = is reinventing itself as an archipelago, a network of places, like so many permanent or temporary counters, like shared or pirate zones, places of experimentation or retreat. In Normandy, the Maison flottante calls for mobility in and out of urban centers, through off-center movement and adventurous dynamics.
Ann Stouvenel is also a member of the artistic board of Finis terrae - Centre d’art insulaire, which organizes residencies and events in maritime and coastal spaces in Brittany, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon and abroad. She is co-founder and co-president of Arts en résidence - Réseau national, and a trainer. She works collaboratively and focuses her energy on creating time for experimentation, mobility and dissemination of the works produced. Her curatorial practice is contextual. Depending on the population, the current state of the art, societal and aesthetic issues, she determines the times of creation. Her missions are dedicated to hosting artists in residence, to the creation of editorial objects and curating exhibitions. She has organized some fifty exhibitions in France and around the world.


History


The cneai =, named “Centre national de l’Estampe et des arts imprimés” in 1997, then renamed “Centre national édition art image” in 2012, was located from 1997 to 2017 in a loop of the Seine in the heart of the Ile des Impressionnistes in Chatou, near Paris (Yvelines). It then moved to the Magasins Généraux in Pantin until 2020. The center is currently housed at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris and at Poses in Normandy. The cneai = has been directed by Ann Stouvenel since 2023, following Sylvie Boulanger’s leadership since it opened in 1997. When the art center was founded, the first collections were created, notably that of the FMRA, and multiple works, editions, artists’ books, catalogs and other publications were produced. Initially devoted to research in the field of printmaking, the cneai = now deals more broadly with media works and multiples which - like engraving in its time - integrate the act of distribution right from their conception. Reproductibles et transmissibles, ces œuvres peuvent prendre de nombreuses formes : livres, disques, films, affiches, tracts, cartes postales, magazines, sites Internet, etc. In almost 30 years, cneai = has carried out numerous prestigious projects in France and around the world.
In 2006, to mark the tenth anniversary of cneai =, a public commission from the French Ministry of Culture was set up to complete the art center’s initial development program, which included artists’ studios. As the local urban development plan of the town of Chatou no longer allowed for construction, the project was designed on water and named the Maison Flottante. Created by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec with Denis Daversin and Jean-Marie Finot, the Maison Flottante is a houseboat designed in Le Havre and comprising an apartment, a studio and two terraces. Anchored on the banks of the Île des Impressionnistes, it welcomes artists, researchers and writers for residencies of varying lengths, with projects destined for publication.


Team & Community


THE TEAM

  • Director : Ann Stouvenel
  • Administrator : Bastien Sbuttoni
  • Public Relations Mission : Mélissande Michelet
  • Press officer mission : Héloïse de Crozet
  • Web site and designer : Olivier J.
  • Civic services and internships throughout the year: to help with editing, mediation, communication or programming, depending on the orientation and wishes of the people we support
  • The team works with stage managers, graphic designers and authors on a project-by-project basis throughout the year


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • President : Steven Hearn
  • Treasurer : Jean-Luc de Feuardent
  • Administrator : Fabrice de Pontfrache
  • Honorary member : Marie-Christine Davy


PUBLIC PARTNERS

  • Structuring partners : Ministère de la Culture - DRAC Île-de-France, Région Île-de-France, Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
  • Territorial partners : Ville de Paris, Région Normandie, Communauté d’agglomération Seine-Eure, Département de l’Eure, Ville de Poses


NETWORKS

  • Le cneai = is a member of DCA, the French association for the development of contemporary art centers
  • Le cneai = is a member of the Consortium d’ArTeC, supported by the ComUE Université Paris Lumières, the École Universitaire de Recherche


CURRENT ARTISTIC AND SCIENTIFIC PARTNERS (FRANCE)

  • Plaine Commune
  • Cité internationale universitaire de Paris / Maison de l’Ukraine, Maison d’Île-de-France
  • Théâtre de la Cité internationale
  • Frac Grand Large - Hauts-de-France
  • Frac Picardie
  • Frac Sud – Cité de l’art contemporain
  • Bourse de commerce - Pinault Collection
  • Centre Pompidou - Festival Le Cinéma du réel
  • ADAGP
  • Institut français
  • Finis terrae - Centre d’art insulaire
  • Le Générateur
  • Fonds de dotation Denise et Yona Friedman
  • La Fondation Culture et Diversité


CURRENT INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

  • Videotage - Hong Kong
  • Consulat général de France - Hong Kong and Macao
  • Art Inside Out - Sweden
  • Vaga aux Açores - Portugal


CURRENT SCHOOLS

  • Lycée professionnel Auguste-Perdonnet (Thorigny-sur-Marne)
  • Lycée Guillaume-Apollinaire (Thiais)


UNIVERSITIES AND HIGHER EDUCATION STRUCTURES

  • Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Rectorat de Créteil
  • DSDEN de Seine-Saint-Denis


Adresses


MAISON INTERNATIONALE
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
21 Boulevard Jourdan
75014 Paris
Maison internationale / Salle Nathan

MAISON FLOTTANTE
52 Chemin du Halage
27740 Poses
Eure / Normandie