Glassbox is an association aiming to promote young creation. It was created in 1997 by a dozen young graduates of the Beaux Arts de Paris who decided to join forces to build together their own exhibition context. Based for ten years in rue Oberkampf in the eleventh arrondissement, the association takes its name from the exhibition space it occupies there, a sort of glass cube on the mezzanine floor of a residential complex. In 2007, the office moved from the eleventh to a three-year residency at the Cité Universitaire Internationale where it developed its curatorial activities both on campus and with other partner structures. From the end of 2010 to early 2012, Glassbox continued its above-ground interventions and left the Cité to seek a new independent exhibition space, which it will find at the end of 2011. Back in the Oberkampf district and after several months of work under the direction of Freaks Free Architects, it reopened its doors in March 2012 at 4 rue Moret. This new art space hosts various exhibition formats, listening cycles, performances, launches and production residencies.
The space is located at 4 rue Moret 75011 Paris. GLASSBOX is open during the exhibitions to the public from Wednesday to Saturday from 14.00 to 19.00.
M : Parmentier, Saint-Maur – line 3 / Couronnes, Ménilmontant – line 2
Bus : 46 et 96
PLAN OF THE SPACE here
4 RUE MORET
Glassbox in 2011 has set itself the goal of finding a new exhibition space to host its programming. Thanks to the support of its partners and in particular the team of the 11th arrondissement town hall, a lease has been signed for a 50m² space at 4 rue Moret.
In order to offer a maximum of free space and legibility during the exhibitions, we have invited a group of architects and artists : Freaks Architecture (with Guillaume Aubry, Cyril Gauthier, Yves Pasquet) to think about the layout of the new space on rue Moret. After several months of work, the gallery space was designed in a refined and functional rendering, offering several possible space configurations, notably thanks to the creation of a pivoting picture rail. This work introduces modularity and can present for the artists several configurations of exhibition space, while creating a quick separation of spaces for a workstation, or the projection of a video work.
Main characteristics of the space :
– Asphalt on the ground, identical to that of Moret Street
– A movable partition allows the gallery to be cut into four different formats.
– The showcase opens fully to the street.
Conceived by the FREAKS Freearchitects, the art space questions the limits between the public and private spheres.