Fashion designer, benefactor and collector, for many years agnès b. has supported artistic creation in all its forms, along with supporting solidarity and the environment. La Fab., the headquarters of the “Agnès Troublé dite agnès b.” endowment fund, exists to bring all these actions under one roof. It is a unique venue, opened to the public in February 2020, and located on Place Jean-Michel Basquiat, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.
The agnès b. art collection
La Fab. presents agnès b.'s collection in the form of thematic exhibitions. A passionate art lover, Agnès has been collecting art works for years. Her personal collection includes more than 5,000 pieces, including photographs, drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations, sound art, videos, and more.the collection
La galerie du jour
La Galerie du Jour, which opened in 1984, is now part of La Fab.! This is an art gallery, a place where everything is for sale: the paintings, sculptures and photographs, and also the furniture (in partnership with Knoll).
“I wanted to create a gallery to enable what I love to be seen,” explains agnès b. “We call it a gallery, but it is also a place to show the back and the side of things, to show painting, sculpture, photos and, every time and at the same time, to try to invent new ways of circulating images, to make them accessible to everyone.”
Social and solidarity actions carried out by the endowment fund
La Fab. celebrates the social and solidarity actions supported by agnès b.'s endowment fund, as well as Agnès' environmental actions, managed by la Fondation Tara Océan.endowment fund
Le point d’ironie
Le Point d'Ironie, a periodical created by Agnès, Christian Boltanski and Hans Ulrich Obrist in 1997, is distributed free of charge by La Fab.le point d'ironie
THE ANONYMOUS PROJECT
"This is England"
The Anonymous Project is proud to present “This Is England,” a voyage through the British part of the collection through slides taken by amateur photographers. Red brick houses, the sacrosanct tea-time, picnics at the roadside, football matches in the park, fish & chips, days at the seaside and a good pint of beer on a summer's day... These are all the things that make the English so different, so unique. The exhibition is organised in partnership with Polka Galerie.
Since the end of lockdown, the term “new normal” has been regularly used to describe the reality of the world in the light of Covid-19 — a “new” life marked by precautions, preventative measures and habits that seem to have modified our behaviour and eroded the proximity and sociability that is so characteristic of human beings. Again, Massimo Vitali went to the beach to observe this new normal. And once again, this densely populated place, one of his favourite subjects, turned out to be strangely normal. The desire to be outside, see one's friends, enjoy the sun and the sea, jump into the water and leave behind all the worries of the week: all this is still there.
La Fab.'s timeline
Also in 1997
Place Jean-Michel Basquiat,
Paris 13th arrondissement.
Open Tues to Sat, 11am–7pm, last entry at 6pm.
Nearest Metro stations: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand, Chevaleret or Quai de la Gare.
Free entry (Galerie du Jour) in compliance with current health standards.