# the Grenier à sel
An innovative cultural venue for creating work in the field of new media art, which makes connections between art, science and technology
# Who are we ?
Established in 2018 by the EDIS endowment, the Grenier à sel is a space for discovering and sharing digital culture, which explores the rich ferment of current artistic practices. It hosts a cross-disciplinary programme that fosters the pleasure of discovering, experimenting and interacting around singular art forms, close to the works and their creators. Exhibitions, performances, concerts, residencies, audiences-with and workshops are held all year round, showcasing the inventive flair of today’s artists.
# The building
Situated in central Avignon near the Papal Palace, the Grenier à sel is housed in the former salt storehouse. It is one of the oldest buildings in « the city of the popes », dating from the 14th century. Demolished several times, it was rebuilt in 1758 by the architect Jean-Ange Brun, and listed as a historic monument in 1984. The architecture and location of the building, on the banks of the River Rhône, undescore the importance of salt during the Ancien Regime.
J’ai fait ta maison dans ma boite crânienne
Following the French government’s regulations, the Grenier à sel is closed until further notice. In the meanwhile, you can take a look to our virtual tour.
aires numériques #2
5 – 26 july
To coincide with the 75th Avignon Festival, Le Grenier à Sel is running a programme devoted to immersive and digital forms in the performing and visual arts. It includes a section accessible to English-speaking visitors :
A digital, audiovisual show
A contemporary, original and innovation interpretation of the famous jazz novel by French writer Boris Vian (first translated as Froth on the Daydream), a jewel in France’s literary crown. In this adaptation, a single actor moves through 20 narrative tableaux crafted from visual, audio and digital elements.
Practical info :
5 – 8 July, at 5 pm and 7 pm
In French, with English surtitles
Prives : € 18 / € 14 (concessions) / € 12.5 (Festival Carte OFF)
For ages 12 and over
Running time : 1 hour
Details and bookings :
+33(0)4 32 74 05 41
# Endless Portraits
To coincide with Nicolas Clauss’s exhibition at the Fort Saint-André (in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon), Le Grenier à Sel is hosting three Endless Portraits by the video artist.
Come and discover these genre-busting portraits which subtly engage the visitor, who no longer knows who is looking at whom.