Exhibition views of “Le Syndicat des Olympiades”, 2024

Courtesy of the artist, gallery Nara Roesler and Galleria Continua

La Galerie, centre d’art contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec production
Photos © Salim Santa Lucia

Le Syndicat des Olympiades

Jonathas de Andrade

1 Jun. — 30 Nov. 2024

  • Curating:Marc Bembekoff and La Galerie team
  • Opening:1 Jun. 2024

Summer closure 28 July–27 August 2024


As part of La Métropolitaine, rendez-vous international d’art contemporain de la Métropole du Grand Paris, en collaboration avec TRAM, réseau art contemporain Paris / Île-de-France

La Galerie, centre d’art contemporain d’intérêt national de Noisy-le-Sec is pleased to introduce Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade (born in 1982, lives and works in Recife), who presents “Le Syndicat des Olympiades” [The Olympiad Syndicate], an inclusive and participatory project involving organizations from Noisy-le-Sec. Jonathas de Andrade draws on photography, video and performance art to question the architectural, social and cultural impact of the Olympic Games, while taking into account the myriad and diverse landscapes and people who inhabit and shape this area on a daily basis.

During the exhibition, the La Galerie building will become the headquarters for this unusual syndicate by welcoming a collection of works (photographic portraits, a film, an architectural model, some objects…), created for the occasion, which provide visibility for and valorize the inhabitants of this suburb just as they do sports fans of various social classes and ages.


Saturday 1 June 2024, 6pm – 11pm

Opening reception for the exhibition « Le Syndicat des Olympiades » 
Free and open to the public


In the context of the citywide Nuit Blanche


Saturday 8 June 2024, 10:30am – 5:30pm

Discovery of three sites participating in La Métropolitaine:

Hangar Y
MAC VAL Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne
La Galerie, centre d’art contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec


Information and reservations available on the La Métropolitaine website: lametropolitaine.metropolegrandparis.fr


Saturday 6 July, 2024, 2:30pm – 7pm

« The Syndicate Agora »
Event organized on the occasion of the 100-year anniversary of the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris: workshops and guided tour in the context of the exhibition « Le Syndicat des Olympiades » by Jonathas de Andrade

Free and open to the public, reservation : lagalerie@noisylesec.fr


From 27 July to 4 August 2024

La Galerie takes part in the Noisy-le-Sec Village Olympique with workshops conceived and driven by La Galerie team
Free and open to the public

Stade Huvier

2 rue Jules Auffret

F-93130 Noisy-le-Sec

Free and open to the public



Saturday 1 June 2024, 2pm – 6pm

Esplanade Simone Veil

F-93130 Noisy-le-Sec
As part of the “Ma Ville, j’en prends soin” village
“Les Nouveaux Stades” game session: play with a interactive ball and and recycle objects and fabrics to create game props!
All audiences


Project organized by Micro-Folie Noisy-le-Sec and the Orbe collective in the context of the Game in Noisy festival


Creative Saturdays (6-12 years)

Each Saturday, 2:30pm  4pm (except for school holidays) 

Free workshops, registration required


Booking for the next workshop


“Faire Fair-play” with artist Sarah Nefissa Belhadjali. Based on everyone’s recreational experiences, create a collective game over several sessions: define the rules, names and roles of the players, then make the related accessories.


More information on the Creative Saturdays

Visits and educational workshops

Discovery sessions (2h) – primary schools


  • “Cortège sans-queue-ni-tête” with artist Sarah Nefissa Belhadjali: creation of a miniature union procession defending its interests. Claims and imaginary scenery will take the form of a three-dimensional stage play.


  • “Quelle coupe à la maison ?” with artist Laura Burucoa: creation of jerseys, trophies, medals, pennants and photomontages. These elements will be hijacked to create a collection celebrating “success stories” usually left off the podium.


  • “Parlons sport” with artist Laura Burucoa: discussion and sharing of sports memories, far removed from Olympic exploits and closer to our own realities. Creation of a collage using media photographs of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and sheets of colored paper. 



Discovery sessions (2h) – kindergarten


  • “Fake it until you make it !” with artist Sarah Nefissa Belhadjali: personalization of paper sports accessories (bows, dumbbells, balls, boxing gloves, rackets). Staging of objects on a colorful background and photo shooting.


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