Mission

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Friart has organised over 160 exhibitions and 30 off-site projects since it was founded in 1981. In 1991, Friart moved into an industrial building at No. 22 Petites-Rames in Fribourg’s old town. At the crossroads of Switzerland’s different linguistic regions, Friart is somewhere that brings the different art scenes of French and German-speaking Switzerland into dialogue. Friart has earned an international reputation for its adventurousness and the global reach of a curatorial programme that showcases emerging, Swiss and international artists, and presents historical surveys that aim to promote the (re-)discovery of parallel histories, alternative cultures and expression, and artists and works that have not received the attention they deserve.

The Kunsthalle Friart has presented debut solo exhibitions of Dominique Gonzales Foerster (1996), Latifa Echakhch (2010), Valentin Carron (2002), Steven Parrino (2002) and David Hammons (1993), and organised significant exhibitions of work by Renée Green (1996), Julia Scher (1996), Thomas Hirschhorn (1995) and Marc Dion (1995). Recently, it hosted exhibitions by the designers Trix & Robert Haussmann (2014), Cameron Rowland (2016), Italian artist Ketty La Rocca (2019), Dorota Gaweda & Eglé Kulbokaité (2019), Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff (2020) and Hamishi Farah (2021) and organised the investigative and research exhibitions Movie Implosion! (2015), on Swiss experimental cinema, Discoteca Analitica (2019), on the emergence of multimedia environments in the 1960s, and The films of Guillaume Dustan (2020), which presented the films made by the French writer between 2000 and 2004.

Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg is managed by a non-profit association.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE FRI-ART ASSOCIATION:
– Clémence de Weck: Presidency
– Nicolas Brodard
– Hani Buri
– Julien Vuilleumier
– Irène Unholz
– Débora Alcaine

ARTISTIC DIRECTION SINCE 1981:
– Michel Ritter (1981-2002)
– Sarah Zürcher (2002-2007)
– Corinne Charpentier (2007-2013)
– Balthazar Lovay (2013-2019)
– Nicolas Brulhart (since 2019)

Team/Contact

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ADMINISTRATION
– Nicolas Brulhart: artistic direction
– Estelle Negro: administrative direction
– Sacha Rappo: artistic coordination
– Pauline Mayor: communication
– Nicolas Horvath: internship

RECEPTION
– Joëlla Gatambara
– Esengo Miere
– Maïté Pittet
– Alix Beaudegnies
– Camille Ayer
– Janosh Ourtilane

CONTRIBUTORS
– Fanny Delarze: art education
– Eurostandard, Pierrick Brégeon: graphic design
– Guillaume Baeriswyl: photography
– Chi-Binh Trieu: programming (new website)
– Marie Gyger: editorial direction (new website)
– Jack Sims: English translator
– Michèle Graf and Selina Grüter: German translators

MAINTENANCE
– Teresa de Sousa Celestino-Cardosi
– Conceição Silva Carvalho

CONTACT

Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg
Petites-Rames 22
Case Postale 294
CH–1701 Fribourg
+41 (0) 26 323 23 51
info@friart.ch

PRESSE
press@friart.ch

LIBRAIRIE
editions@friart.ch

MEDIATION
mediation@friart.ch

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Friends of Friart

Becoming a Friend of Friart is the ideal way to support the institution, remain in close contact with its activities and meet new people who share a passion for art.

BENEFITS

– Free admission to Friart and many partner locations throughout Switzerland*
– Discount of 20% on Friart publications and editions
– Free guided tour
– Annual cultural trip with the Friends of Friart

*Mamco Genève, Centre d’art contemporain Genève, CAN – Centre d’art de Neuchâtel, Kunsthalle Bern, Kunsthalle Zürich, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Kunsthaus Glarus, Kunstmuseum Thun, Kunstmuseum Langenthal, Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau, Museum Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino Bellinzona

ADMISSION

Artist / Student
20 CHF / year
Friend
50 CHF / year
Couple
80 CHF / year
Donor
500 CHF / year
Benefactor
Amounts over 500 CHF

BECOME A FRIEND 

When registering, you have the opportunity of acquiring the Friends of Friart special edition.

Information: amis@friart.ch / + 41 (0)26 323 23 51

ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE

– Luke H. Gillon: President
– Pierre Stadler: Treasurer
– Laura Lanfranchi, Antonie Oberson, Nicolas Horvath, Alix Baudegnies: Committee
– Jean-Baptiste de Weck: Honorary President

Edition of the Friends of Friart

Each year, the Association des Ami·e·s de Friart invites an artist with a close association with Friart to create a special publication at an affordable price. This publication is available for Friends and future members. This year, you have the opportunity to acquire a customized painting by Swiss artist Grégory Sugnaux.

Price for member: 300 CHF

More information and order: amis@friart.ch

You can become a member, donate and order the painting directly through this link: https://amisfriart.payrexx.com

EDITION 2021
Arunà Canevascinì, Où est-ce que j’ai mis mes clés ?

Spaces

Located in a former cardboard factory, Friart’s exhibition spaces are located on two floors, the ground and first floors of the building. The main space (c. 100m²) is flanked on either side by large industrial windows and a central colonnade. The first floor (c. 70m²) is L-shaped. The windows and the central colonnade are similar to those on the ground floor. The technical equipment rooms can be found on the third floor, as well as an apartment for the reception of artists. The reception and bookstore are located in the basement.

RENTAL OF SPACES

Friart’s exhibition spaces can be rented for private events. Private events must be compatible with the Friart calendar.

Information and pricing: info@friart.ch

Bookstore

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Located at the Friart reception, the bookstore presents a selection of catalogues, artists’ books and novels, monographs and theoretical works on contemporary art. In addition to a wide range of the latest specialist magazines and books, new publications are added every month in relation to Kunsthalle Friart exhibitions and the town’s cultural activities. Artists, curators, art spaces and institutions are regularly invited to curate a section of the bookstore. 

Information and orders: editions@friart.ch

Supports

Friart thanks for the support by
– Loterie Romande
– Agglomeration Freiburg
– State of Fribourg
– City of Fribourg
– Swiss Confederation, Federal Office of Culture
– Friends of Friart
– Kiefer Hablitzel Stiftung
– Ernst Göhner Stiftung
– Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim Stiftung
– Ernst & Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung
– Stiftung Temperatio

and its partners
– Restaurant du Belvédère
– Kollektiv Ortie
– TRNSTN RADIO
– Atelier Studio 48
– WallStreet
– Association of Museums of the Canton of Fribourg
– Association K / Verein C
– Association of Museums in Switzerland
– Fribourg Tourism
– Cantina del Mulino
– Le Cric, Cooperative Printing Office
– Center of Socioprofessional Integration Fribourg, CIS

Job

La Kunsthalle de Fribourg cherche un·e régisseur·euse technique à 20%.
Entrée en fonction dès juillet 2022 ou à convenir.

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