June 2nd - July 16th, 2016
“I wanted to create a gallery to show what I like. Painting, sculpture, photography. But also to show what stands right next to and behind things and invent new ways to circulate images : sketches, stencils, serigraphs, engravings, etc. One will also be able to visit shows organized by la galerie du jour. The venue still looks a bit rough raw, like the former butchery that used to be there. I hope it will become a lively place where one would enjoy stopping by and coming back.” agnès b.
Alongside the agnès b. collection, La Fab. will house the gallery first opened by agnès b. on rue du Jour in 1984: la galerie du jour.
Designed by agnès b., la galerie du jour will operate in a fluid, flexible and eclectic manner, with the works on display changing over time as a result of new encounters, and evolutions on the cultural scene and in La Fab.’s philanthropy projects.
Inspired by the way that agnès b., collector and gallery owner, lives and interacts every day with the works in her own home, la galerie du jour will showcase contemporary and historical works, original creations, multiples and editions, as well as pieces by young contemporary designers and vintage furniture picked up here and there, all without distinction in style or academic hierarchy. A painting by Harmony Korine may hang alongside an antique bust, and a drawing from the neoclassical school alongside a Nan Goldin photograph.
La galerie du jour will also offer a range of prices to suit every budget. Each piece that is sold will be almost immediately replaced, perpetually revitalizing the hanging and scenography of the exhibition.
Hybrid and adaptable, la galerie du jour will also be a vehicle for supporting young creators, opening up different disciplines for new audiences, and fighting diktats and norms imposed by the art market, and the financial speculation that ensues.