Fræme invents, develops, and implements contemporary art production and distribution systems in Marseille. The non-profit association works on the production of exhibitions, events and works, on a national and international scale, while engaging with the territorial scenes. Fræme offers support to artists through a multi-partner programme of residencies and the publication of monographic books. At the same time, it has been actively promoting cultural rights for many years, developing a wide range of art outreach projects and cultural actions for all : as many projects in which creation is a vector of individual and collective expression.

Fræme invents, develops, and implements contemporary art production and distribution systems in Marseille. The non-profit association works on the production of exhibitions, events and works, on a national and international scale, while engaging with the territorial scenes. Fræme offers support to artists through a multi-partner programme of residencies and the publication of monographic books. At the same time, it has been actively promoting cultural rights for many years, developing a wide range of art outreach projects and cultural actions for all : as many projects in which creation is a vector of individual and collective expression.

Programme

Vue de l’exposition à La Ferme du Buisson, 2022-23, avec l'œuvre de Jeremie Paul © photo Émile Ouroumov
Vue de l’exposition à La Ferme du Buisson, 2022-23, avec l'œuvre de Jeremie Paul © photo Émile Ouroumov
Vue de l’exposition à La Ferme du Buisson, 2022-23, avec les œuvres de Gaëlle Choisne, Tabita Rezaire, Hervé Beuze, Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine, Jude Papaloko Thegenus et Jean-Marc Hunt, © photo Émile Ouroumov
Vue de l’exposition à La Ferme du Buisson, 2022-23, avec les œuvres de Gaëlle Choisne, Tabita Rezaire, Hervé Beuze, Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine, Jude Papaloko Thegenus et Jean-Marc Hunt, © photo Émile Ouroumov
Vue de l’exposition à La Ferme du Buisson, 2022-23, avec les œuvres de Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Kenny Dunkan, Adler Guerrier et Raphaël Barontini, © photo Émile Ouroumov
Vue de l’exposition à La Ferme du Buisson, 2022-23, avec les œuvres de Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Kenny Dunkan, Adler Guerrier et Raphaël Barontini, © photo Émile Ouroumov
Vue de l’exposition à La Ferme du Buisson, 2022-23, avec les œuvres de Yoan Sorin, Julie Bessard, Raphaël Barontini et Kira Tippenhauer, © photo Émile Ouroumov
Vue de l’exposition à La Ferme du Buisson, 2022-23, avec les œuvres de Yoan Sorin, Julie Bessard, Raphaël Barontini et Kira Tippenhauer, © photo Émile Ouroumov

Dust Specks on the Sea

In 1964, French President Charles de Gaulle visited Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana on an official state visit. Flying in an airplane over the Caribbean Sea, de Gaulle described the islands as “dust specks on the sea”1. De Gaulle’s famous quote evokes the almost otherworldly mystery of an aerial view of the Caribbean archipelago, while at the same time revealing a deep-seated hierarchical perspective of the region stemming from France’s history as a powerful colonizing force in the Caribbean.

In this exhibition, while history is undeniably present, the artists are not bound to create artwork that looks “Caribbean” or that didactically demonstrates the conditions of their landscape or colonial trauma. The French Caribbean and Haiti cannot be defined solely by their “exotic” beauty nor by their historical trauma. The exhibition is a platform where artists play all fields: expressing their personal relationships to heritage, navigating art-making inside the globalized contemporary art market, and looking beyond their cultural background for inspiration and ideas.

With: Raphaël Barontini, Sylvia Berté, Julie Bessard, Hervé Beuze, Jean-François Boclé, Ernest Breleur, Alex Burke, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Gaëlle Choisne, Ronald Cyrille, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Kenny Dunkan, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Adler Guerrier, Jean-Marc Hunt, Nathalie Leroy Fiévée, Audry Liseron-Monfils, Louisa Marajo, Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine, Jérémie Paul, Marielle Plaisir, Michelle Lisa Polissaint et Najja Moon, Tabita Rezaire, Françoise Sémiramoth, Yoan Sorin, Jude Papaloko Thegenus, Kira Tippenhauer.

Access

FRÆME - Friche la Belle de Mai
41, rue Jobin, 13003 Marseille
+33 (0)4 95 04 95 94
fraeme.art
@fraeme.project
@artorama_marseille

Wednesday to Friday from 2pm to 7pm.
Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 7pm.

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CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES

Double V Gallery : The trendy contemporary art gallery in Marseille. (Marseille)
Galerie Béa-Ba : A hub for contemporary painting. (Marseille)

CULTURE & HERITAGE

Friche La Belle de mai : An arts and culture factory and a living place. (Marseille)
Coco Velten : A place for working and encounters with a collaborative cultural programme. (Marseille)
Fotokino : Exhibitions, screenings, workshops and conferences. (Marseille)

TO DISCOVER

Lucy Luce : the workshop-boutique of a jewelry designer and organic sculptures. (Marseille)
JoggingJogging : concept et fashion store. (Marseille)

BOAT TRIP

Le Don du Vent : Boat rental and private boat services. (Marseille)

PLACES TO STAY

Les Bords de Mer : Mini-refuge, maxi-vue : 19 bedrooms facing the big blue. (Marseille)
Hôtel Le Ryad : Well located at the top of la Canebière in the city center. (Marseille)
La Résidence du Vieux Port : 4-star hotel with a retro decor, inspired by Le Corbusier and Pouillon. (Marseille)
Tuba Club : A restyled former diving club in the Goudes district. 5 bedrooms and a restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Calanques. (Marseille)

PLACES TO EAT

Sépia : Seasonal cooking. Covered terrace and view of the city. (Marseille)
La Parenthèse : Terrace with tapas to share in a quiet alley of La Vieille Chapelle district. (Marseille)
Chez Yassine : Tunisian halal specialties. A must-go of Eastern cuisine in the Noailles district. (Marseille)
Yima: A family Eastern canteen in the Noailles district. (Marseille)
Toïa : For the ceviche lovers, a tasty cuisine made with fresh and seasonal products. (Marseille)
La cantine de Lynn : A delicious small restaurant, home cooking and a welcoming atmosphere. (Marseille)

WINE BARS & GROCERY

Les Buvards : An excellent selection of natural wines and healthy products in this natural wine bar pioneer in Marseille. (Marseille)
Épicerie L’Idéal : Fresh goat cheese, Camargue lamb, an excellent selection of products from the Mediterranean Basin to take away and meals to eat in. (Marseille)
Maison Geney : Canteen, delicatessen and tearoom with homemade products, a simple and generous cooking in the Panier district. (Marseille)