Formerly the morgue of the city of Cannes, the Suquet des artistes was renovated and inaugurated in 2016 with the aim of promoting contemporary plastic creation in an area that had not made this issue a priority.
This singular place with its history and strategic location in the old centre of Cannes has a complex topography, inherited from its past, which poses a challenge to its curator with each new exhibition. In addition to the exhibition space itself – a little over 350 square meters – there are four workshops assigned to Cannes artists.
The management of the Artists’ Suquet has been entrusted in 2018 to the Pôle d’art moderne et contemporain de Cannes (PAMoCC) directed by Numa Hambursin, with the desire to devote the space to young creation in the spirit of an artistic laboratory, and to place it in resonance with other places in the city. After having hosted Avis de grand frais this year in partnership with the association la Station de Nice, the Suquet des artistes will establish in 2019 a rhythm of three annual exhibitions in addition to the Rencontres Artistiques de Cannes in November, a new cycle of conferences.