A new institution in Paris

Lafayette Anticipations' opening film A film by : Julien Discrit et Christophe Acker | Production : Les Films du Sillage | Music : Uriel Barthélémi
View of the 9 rue du Plâtre building, Lafayette Anticipations
1. View of the 9 rue du Plâtre exhibition tower | 2. View of the 9 rue du Plâtre façade 1. © Martin Argyroglo | 2. © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti
View of the 9 rue du Plâtre building, Lafayette Anticipations
Views of the 9 rue du Plâtre exhibition tower © Bas Princen
Views of the mobile platforms and of the rack and pinion mechanism, Lafayette Anticipations
Views of the mobile platforms and of the rack and pinion mechanism © Delfino Sisto Legnani et Marco Cappelletti
View of the production workshop © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti
View of the production workshop © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti

Mission statement

A production catalyst 

Lafayette Anticipations oversees initiatives for the support of contemporary creation led by two general interest organisms, the Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette and the Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin, established by the Galeries Lafayette Group and its stakeholder family. 

Lafayette Anticipations is a general interest foundation structured around its production activities and support provided to contemporary creation. The Fondation acts as a catalyser, providing artists unique, made-to-measure conditions in which to produce, experiment and exhibit. 

Since its opening on March 10, 2018, the Fondation has been the first multidisciplinary centre of its kind in France. In its 19th century building situated in the heart of the Marais and renovated by OMA, Rem Koolhaas’s architecture firm, the public discovers a curatorial machine in which new pieces produced by international creators – stemming from the fields of contemporary art, design and fashion – are presented.

Throughout the building’s renovation from 2013 to 2017, Lafayette Anticipations explored the Fondation’s evolving identity during artist-in-residence programmes, workshops, partnerships and direct support for the production of pieces.

This pre-launch programme was marked by numerous events organised by Lafayette Anticipations, namely Les Prolégomènes, Venir Voir Venir, Joining Forces with the Unknown and Composer les mesures de son espaces, as well as by projects led with partner institutions, including the Centre Pompidou, the Archives nationales, the Kunsthalle Basel, MoMA PS1, Performa and the New Museum.

Lafayette Anticipations also supports contemporary creation through the Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin. Established in 2013, this endowment fund implements initiatives to support general interest artistic projects, while pursuing a policy of acquisition and enhancement of its art collection.

A word from Guillaume Houzé

When Théophile Bader founded the Galeries Lafayette at the end of the 19th Century, art, architecture, fashion and design were at the heart both of his vision and his model.

Five generations later, we are convinced, as Théophile Bader once was, that the pulse of society is taken at the wrist of its artists. To extend this unique vision, we decided in 2012 to embed our actions in support of creation within the larger framework of a general interest mission. 

The project for our Foundation was born from this commitment. Paris is replete with prestigious collections, yet no place is absolutely dedicated to the work of artists or to the production of their pieces. There was thus an opportunity – a necessity even – to establish, in the heart of the city, a toolbox giving creators the opportunity of multiplying their capacities and actions, prompting the emergence of new forms and ideas, then sharing them with the greatest number. We created this space with Rem Koolhaas and his firm, OMA.

Inaugurated in March 2018, Lafayette Anticipations is a multidisciplinary artistic production center, located in a building originally constructed for the Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville, in the Marais. The renovation of the building was centered on the construction of a production workshop, an exhibition tower and an open passageway. We conceived our Foundation for our fascinating quest for the new, toward the unknown.

Whether you come alone, or with your family, for ten minutes, one hour, or for an entire day, our Foundation is made to capture the spirit of our time. My hope is that the Foundation will be, for all our visitors, a place to dream, debate, and experience wonder.

Guillaume Houzé
President, Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette

The board of directors

Founders 

Ginette Moulin, Honorary President

Philippe Houzé
Executive Chairman of the Galeries Lafayette Group Executive Board

Guillaume Houzé, President
Image and Communications Director of the Galeries Lafayette and BHV MARAIS

Eric Costa, Secretary general
Corporate Real Estate Director, Galeries Lafayette Group and Chief Executive Office of Citynove Asset Management

Ugo Supino, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, Galeries Lafayette Group

Nicolas Houzé
Chief Executive Officer of the Galeries Lafayette Group

Arthur Lemoine
General manager of Louis Pion-Royal Quartz

Advisors

Chris Dercon
President, Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais, Paris

Sarah Andelman
President, Just an Idea

Martin Hatebur
President, Kunsthalle Basel

Laurent Le Bon
President, Picasso Museum, Paris

Lafayette Anticipations Team

Guillaume Houzé
President

François Quintin
Managing Director

Coordination Centre

Laurence Perrillat
Administrator

Judith Peluso
Head Technical and Building Supervisor

Hélène Dunner
Administrative assistant

Emmanuelle Canas / Cécile Kousakal Maah
Secretary

Canelle Axus
Intern – Administration and production

Production Centre

Dirk Meylaerts
Director of Production

Aude Mohammedi-Merquiol
Head of Production coordination

Romain Bertel
Head of Workshop

Lisa Audureau
Project manager - Collection and Production

Knowledge Centre

Matthieu Bonicel
Head of Publishing and Information Technology

Aurélie Garzuel
Head of Communications

Gilles Baume
Head of Education and Outreach

Émilie Vincent
Welcome desk and ticketing supervisor

Oksana Delaroff
Assistant Head of Cultural Outreach

Alix Meynadier
Intern - Outreach

Cultural mediators
Danielle Balossa, Maxime Brossard, Antoine Camenen, Marilou Caravati, Ben Clark, Célia Coëtte, Teddy Coste, Chris Cyrille, Yassine Douighi, Marie-Elizabeth Bourjac, Antoine Camenen, Ben Clark, Maria De Mota Sanchez, Jean Delahaye, Anna Druzhinina, Pierre Imbert, Raphaël Maman, Laura Rives, Alice Rivoire, Julie Tixier, Sara Vieira Vasques, Benjamin Zaragova

Associate curators

Charles Aubin
Associate curator

Anna Colin
Associate curator

La Maîtrise Team

Store, Café-Restaurant and venue rental

Under the direction of Elisabeth Cazorla and François Quintin

Pauline Vincent
Head of operations

Léo Lalanne
Deputy head of the store

Chloé Royer
Sales assistant

Corentin Still
Sales assistant