# 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.
# (M)ONDES PARALLèles
8 OCTOBER 2022 – 22 JANUARY 2023
The Grenier à sel presents (m)ondes parallèles, an exhibition that explores states of creative consciousness and unconsciousness through the lens of two fascinating contemporary art installations.
What happens when our neuronal activity is solicited or diverted by artists using brain imaging techniques, when our brain waves give shape to images, light spectra or symbols ? A « neurosensitive » exhibition that puts man and machine in dialogue. To be experienced to go further in the discovery of artistic universes in connection with a certain invisible world.
VoV – Value of Values ?
Initiated by Maurice Benayoun, one of the French pioneers of digital art, VoV is an interactive experience, at the crossroads of art and neuroscience, which offers visitors the opportunity to create directly with their thoughts.
Continuing her reflection on our relationship to the invisible world, Claire Williams created in 2022 Les Télépathes, an installation that explores states of drowsiness, hypnotic or comatose.
# PRACTICAL INFORMATION
DURING THE EXHIBITION PERIOD
The opening to the public depends on the programme.
Wednesday to Saturday from 1.30 pm to 6 pm
Exceptional closure : 11 November
Specific opening hours for the Christmas holidays
Open from Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd December from 1.30 pm to 6 pm
Closed from 23 December to 3 January inclusive
Free admission, no reservation required
Café – bookshop open during the exhibition opening hours
Le Grenier à sel
2 rue Rempart Saint-Lazare in Avignon
Tel : 04 32 74 05 31
The Grenier à sel is managed by the EDIS Endowment Fund, a general interest organisation whose vocation is to support emerging artistic practices and to allow their access to a large and diversified public.