Épatez La Galerie !

Exhibition of outdoor projects and workshops

1 Apr. — 25 Apr. 2020

  • Curating:Iris Busenhard, Assa Dabo, Ibrahim Dabo, Kadidiatou Dabo, Mamoudou Daffé, Mohamed Daffé, Moussa Daffé and Anissa Issaad
  • Opening:1 Apr. 2020

In partnership with the youth association Nous, jeunesse de Noisy-le-Sec sponsored by Entraide à tous, petits et grands

Over four weeks, “Épatez La Galerie !” invited you to be surprised and enthralled by productions made since September 2019 by the children, teens and adults who spend time in the art centre during workshops or for specific projects.


This year a group of teenagers from the youth association Nous, jeunesse de Noisy-le-Sec curated the exhibition. Iris Busenhard, Assa Dabo, Ibrahim Dabo, Kadidiatou Dabo, Mamoudou Daffé, Mohamed Daffé, Moussa Daffé and Anissa Issaad wezre supposed to take part in every stage of the project: they conceived the communication tools with the graphic designers of Atelier Pierre Pierre, were supposed to install the works in the exhibition spaces and oversee mediation.

“Épatez La Galerie !” was also supposed to offer a reflection on transmission and innovative education by including Dadascopes, works to be played, developed by the Passerelle Centre d’Art Contemporain (Brest). The result of collaboration between specific audiences, teachers, artists and designers, these objects make it possible to explore the exhibition through the senses and through narrative.  

By transforming the art centre into a playground, the aim was supposed to reactivate the production of the workshops offered by the artist working at La Galerie in relation to the exhibitions: Céline Drouin Laroche, Marie Ouazzani and Anna Ternon, as well as artist Sébastien Gouju with a project with the year 8 students from collège Jacques Prévert in Noisy-le-Sec. Apart from these workshops, there was also the question of the programme of actions outside the gallery “Creuser sa Galerie”, aimed at embedding the art centre in the region, and going out to meet the inhabitants of Noisy-le-Sec, particularly with the projects developed this year by the artists Louise Mervelet, Stanislas Paruzel, Rémi Riault, Léa Roch and Charles Sanchez in the La Sablière neighbourhood.


Due to the pandemic, the exhibition “Épatez La Galerie !” has been cancelled. La Galerie is however offering a virtual presentation via its social networks (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), each day from Wednesday to Saturday, from 1 April 2020.

Around the exhibition

Wednesday 1st April 2020, 10:30am  1pm (cancelled)

“Production collaborative et œuvres à jouer”
Brunch and professional meeting open to all 

Visit of the exhibition and discussion of Dadascapes and mediation tools with Thibault Brébant, head of public services at Passerelle Centre d’Art Contemporain (Brest), Terah Noll, head of mediation for La Ferme de Buisson (Noisiel) and La Galerie’s visitors service team.

Digital exhibition project

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