A NEW INSTITUTION IN PARIS
Lafayette Anticipations oversees initiatives for the support of contemporary creation led by two general interest organisms, the Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette and the Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin, established by the Galeries Lafayette Group and its stakeholder family.
Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette is a general interest foundation structured around its production activities and support provided to contemporary creation. The Fondation acts as a catalyser, providing artists unique, made-to-measure conditions in which to produce, experiment and exhibit.
As of its opening on March 10, 2018, the Fondation, located 9 rue du Plâtre, will be the first multidisciplinary centre of its kind in France. In its 19th century building situated in the heart of the Marais and renovated by OMA, Rem Koolhaas’s architecture firm, the public will soon discover a curatorial machine in which new pieces produced by international creators – stemming from the fields of contemporary art, design and fashion – will be presented.
Throughout the building’s renovation from 2013 to 2017, Lafayette Anticipations explored the Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette’s evolving identity during artist-in-residence programmes, workshops, partnerships and direct support for the production of pieces.
This pre-launch programme was marked by numerous events organised by Lafayette Anticipations, namely Les Prolégomènes, Venir Voir Venir, and Joining Forces with the Unknown, as well as by projects led with partner institutions, including the Centre Pompidou, the Archives nationales, the Kunsthalle Basel, MoMA PS1, Performa and the New Museum.
Lafayette Anticipations also supports contemporary creation through the Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin. Established in 2013, this endowment fund implements initiatives to support general interest artistic projects, while pursuing a policy of acquisition and enhancement of its art collection.
Ginette Moulin, Honorary President
Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of the Galeries Lafayette Group
Chairman of the Executive Board of the Galeries Lafayette Group
Guillaume Houzé, President
Director of Image and Sponsorship of the Group and the Galeries Lafayette/BHV-Le Marais
Eric Costa, Secretary-General
CEO Citynove, Galeries Lafayette Group
Ugo Supino, Treasurer
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Galeries Lafayette Group
CEO Galeries Lafayette / BHV-Marais
Deputy director of the Beauty Department, Galeries Lafayette / BHV-Marais
College of Qualified Personalities
Director of Volksbühne, Berlin
Trend Forecaster, teacher and curator
President of Kunsthalle, Basel
Laurent Le Bon
President of Musée Picasso, Paris
Head Technical and Building Supervisor
Director of Production
Aude Mohammedi Merquiol
Head of Production Coordination
Head of Workshop
Project Manager Collection and Production
Marie-Aurore de Boisdeffre
Head of Communications Madeleine Planeix-Crocker
Project Manager - Communications
Head of Public Programs
Head of Publications