The Community Centre
opening 22.05 at 12pm
The inaugural exhibition, Bread & Salt, will feature 25 artists who have proposed permanent works and installations in the gallery space. We asked the artists to think about a new home: what would be the first piece they would install or build when settling up in a new place? This open invitation - a carte blanche - catalysed multiple approaches, ranging from soundscapes to architectural interventions. The Bread & Salt exhibition will become the site-specific collection of The Community and will stay on view at the premises for the coming years.
The Community Centre will be located at 9 rue Méhul, a space that was once occupied by a mineral paint shop. The exhibition space is a large, long gallery, which will be exposed “as-it-is” during the first show, honoring the history of the building. In the future, the shop area by the entrance will function as a takeover space and later host the Pantin annex of BOOTH3000, a curated selection of books and unique pieces from emerging designers working in the realms of upcycling and repurposing.
In addition, we will open another space later in the summer two doors down at 13 rue Méhul. The Community Garden & The Community House will consist of a two-story house for a studio & project space, nine garage boxes for ateliers & projects, and a spacious green garden.
The three spaces - The Community Centre, Garden, and House - will play host to and explore the shifting intersections between cultural and social activities. Imagined as an alternative to cultural institutional models, each space will be dedicated to multidisciplinary programming. These spaces will feature ongoing exhibition programming and frequently changing projects – an evolving sculpture garden, installation series, interdisciplinary events, performances, workshops, and more.
Furthermore, we are excited and committed to collaborating with organizations in the Pantin area to present a diverse calendar of related education initiatives, public programming, and neighborhood partnerships ranging from workshops and school projects to talks and performances. More detailed information on these initiatives is announced soon.
Bread & Salt with:
Mar Garcia Albert
Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann
Brendan Fowler & Cali Thornhill DeWitt
Jason Hendrik Hansma
Kyle Keese & Michael Price
Daniele Mainetti & Eleonora Succi
Tenant of Culture
Shauna Toohey & Misha Hollenbach
The Community Centre
9 Rue Méhul, 93500 Pantin
Opening weekend hours [free booking required]
Saturday, 22nd of May 2021
12h – 20h30
Sunday, 23rd of May 2021
12h – 19h
The Community Centre weekly opening hours
Thursday – Saturday
12h – 20h
12h – 18h
The Community Centre is also open by appointment outside of regular opening hours. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition will run as it is until the 20th of June, 2021.
Works of the exhibition will be presented permanently at The Community Centre, The Community Garden, and The Community House.
19. — 20.06.2021