Montpellier.  Exhibitions: a new process for Espace Saint-Ravy

Montpellier. Exhibitions: a new process for Espace Saint-Ravy

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Espace Saint-Ravy offers several free exhibitions. (© CN/Metropolitan)

In order to ensure the best reception conditions for artists and the public, City of Montpellier development Operating methods to Espace San Rafi Marking Opening of the 2023-2024 season. Several major new features will be implemented from the start of this new season.

25,000 visitors annually

For several decades, Montpellier has provided exhibition space for emerging artists from the Metropolis. Espace Saint-Ravy, with an area of ​​more than 180 square meters and located in the heart of the historic center of the city, receives 25,000 visitors annually to discover a new project every month, presented for free in this space with magnificent Gothic vaults. Charge to all audiences.

These exhibitions typically last for three weeks, and are often an opportunity for the winners, who are selected through an annual call for projects, to exhibit their work for the first time. This allows them to discover all aspectsexhibition project, From the selection of works to mediation with the audience – and from the passage of visitors to contemporary art professionals – including space planning, lighting and communication, all accompanied and guided by the Production Director.

Municipal agents and wages

On the occasion of the new 2023-2024 season, the city of Montpellier wanted to change the operating methods of Espace Saint-Ravy. To date, this space has been made available to artists who are responsible for managing the space themselves for the duration of their exhibition, and will now be maintained and monitored by Municipal agents The city published it for this purpose. In addition, since Espace Saint-Ravy is no longer open to artists, but is managed by municipal staff, the city will assume responsibility for securing the artworks on display.

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In order to improve the economic conditions of emerging artists from the region who exhibit their work at Espace Saint-Ravy and to recognize and support their creative works on a financial level, the City of Montpellier will now present the artists exhibited in this venue. Reward In exchange for a temporary transfer of the right to display their works, up to three hundred euros per exhibition.

New schedules

Since the beginning of the academic year, the opening hours for visitors to Espace Saint-Ravy have been extended by one hour daily and aligned with those of other arts venues managed by the City of Montpellier. Therefore, from the opening of the first project of this season, which is the exhibition Woven interfacing by artist Sini Loko, which opened on Friday 29 September 2023, Espace Saint-Ravy is now accessible from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm, and in the summer season from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm. 7 pm

Finally, while waiting for the start of the season, accessibility works are being carried out in order to provide a good welcome to all fans and especially people with mobility disabilities.

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