Opened in November 2010 thanks to the support of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, the Neudorf Artothèque in Strasbourg, France, gives people the original opportunity to borrow a work of art.
Opened in November 2010 with the support of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, the Neudorf Artothèque in Strasbourg, France, gives people the opportunity to create a new relationship with contemporary art directly in their living room, by borrowing works of art. With a bank of 600 prints, photographs and drawings, the project enables artists from all walks of life to be discovered.
A survey of the 2011 results shows that 2,087 works were borrowed for a maximum of one month. The success is such that the borrowing period for works is set to be extended to one month with an additional one-month renewal period. The Artothèque is also set to promote access to art thanks to the scheduling of exhibitions and the hanging of works in the town’s public spaces.
By giving subscribers the opportunity to engage in a real experience with an artistic process, a technique and an artist, the Artothèque is creating a new way of looking at contemporary creation and how it is exhibited. The work makes its way into the personal sphere and finds itself at the heart of daily life. This process is part of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s desire to encourage cultural development in the city, to raise awareness and access to culture for all.