Founded in 1990, the Espace de l’Art Concret is a contemporary art centre with a collection of abstract art unique in France, the Donation Albers-Honegger. The Donation Albers-Honegger brings together works given to the French state by Gottfried Honegger and Sybil Albers with the donations of Aurelie Nemours, Gilbert Brownstone, and a number of other artists. The entire collection is included in the inventory of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Cnap) and permanently housed at the Espace de l’Art Concret, at Mouans-Sartoux.
The cultural and educational mission of eac. is threefold:
— The conservation and valorization of the Albers-Honegger collection ;
— Research, centered arond temporary exhibitions and artist residencies which develop links between works in the collection and contemporary creation ;
— Education, with the goal of raising awareness about today’s art through the action of the Educational workshops.
Because of the outstanding reputation of its educational program, eac. is recognized and supported by the French Ministry of Culture, the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the city of Mouans-Sartoux, the Conseil Régional Provence- Alpes-Côte d’Azur, and the Département des Alpes-Maritimes.
En 2008 the eac. received the “Prix Européen du Projet Culturel” awarded by the Fondation Européenne de la Culture Pro Europa, for its art education program. In 2020, the Espace de l’Art Concret received the label “Contemporary art centre of national interest” by the French Ministry of Culture.
Director: Fabienne Grasser-Fulchéri