MAC VAL

Main Missions

Aims

The MAC/VAL is the first museum in France to be exclusively dedicated to contemporary art. It opened in November 2005, after twenty three years of history going back to the establishment of the departmental collection of contemporary art (FDAC). The artistic policy of the museum is precisely defined: contemporary art in France, and is exercised with a view to having an impact, in order to offer the discovery of the art of our time to every section of the public. Encounters are at the heart of the MAC/VAL project: a singular collection which is witness to the strong involvment with the inhabitants and which participates in the identity of the territory. The museum is the tool for this encounter, by providing custom-made, original visits and exemplary actions conducted for the handicapped or inmate populations. Also at the heart of the MAC/VAL project: is the constitution, conservation and promotion of a contemporary art collection, which demonstrates the richness of the living heritage. Over the years the MAC/VAL's permanent collection has acquired a unique character which brings together French art creation from the 1950's to the present day. The collection is composed of more than 2000 works, among which the work of many of key artists on the national scene such as Christian Boltanski, Bruno Perrament, Claude Closky, Gina Pane, Annette Messager, Pierre Huyghe… but also the work of emerging artists, revealing the MAC/VAL's wish to support artists and be closer to contemporary creation. In order to create new readings end generate new ways of looking at its collection, the MAC/VAL also invites artists to temporarily intervene during each new exhibition. As for the residencies, they also require to explore and involve the museum.

Specific Actions Tailored for Specific Audiences

Seniors
Reintegration
Disabled
Young people
prevented public
enthusiast

Highlights

Meetings
Conferences
General Information

Name

MAC VAL

Address

Place de la Libération

City

Vitry-sur-Seine

Region

Ile-de-France

Zip Code

94400

Country

France

Phone Number

01 43 91 64 20

Fax Number

01 43 91 64 30

Email Address

Web Site

Projects Accommodation
Logistics
Support Means

Types of collaboration

Residency
Exhibition
Documentary resources
Financial support
Description

Main Financial Partners

Conseil général du Val-de-Marne

Main Artistic Field

Plastic arts
Contacts

Residency Programme Manager

Valéri Labayle