Gallery, 9 place Saint Michel
The Association Jour et Nuit Culture was born with the project to be a self-managed network of artists and create accessible workspaces. Formed in 2010 by a cosmopolitan group of artists, the association flourished since 2013 in the heart of the Latin Quarter with the support of the municipality of Paris.
The association hosts each year artists from all over the world, it supports the multiculturalism and the artistic techniques. One of the main objectives of this entity is to create and make art accessible to many people, interacting with the neighborhood. The association organizes various cultural events like exhibitions, debates, film festivals. It also proposes dance classes, yoga, singing and guitar lessons.
Jour et Nuit Culture space is a place of artistic creation, a concentration of ideas and dynamic exchange of culture.
Since 1989, the premises of 61 rue Saint-Charles, were made available to EDF by the city of Paris, but in 2009 the group Eurec (public lighting substituted EDF) leaving them unoccupied and in a state of degradation. In November of 2010, the Collective "Day & Night Culture" invested the place to meet your needs and the artists will install their workshops. On November 15, 2011, the City of Paris signed a temporary occupancy agreement and an agreement on objectives with the association of Jour et Nuit culture to allow its artistic and cultural project to continue to develop.
Because of its history, we have given a big name to this large building at the end of one of our first meetings, he was named "Le Générateur". A former cabinet had given way to a great void in the basement, and we found documents dating from the eighties proving the activity that existed before. But after being contacted by another place of cultural and artistic activities with the same name, in Gentilly, we opted for “Jour et Nuit Culture” or "Day and Night Culture” in English.
Indeed, by the temporary and uncertain condition of our occupation, it was clear that this place was going to be in high use, possibly to exhaustion, by creations of all kinds, and as intense as possible. Who could ask for more surfaces to work with, when the artists' studios are in Paris and are virtually inaccessible for the majority of contenders?
Art Exposition, Musée de la Poste, Paris.