CAN Centre d'art Neuchâtel

CAN Centre d'art Neuchâtel

Type 
Institution/Foundation
Address 
Rue des Moulins 37
2000 Neuchâtel
Switzerland
Phone
Public: 
+41 32 724 01 60
E-Mail 
Opening Hours 

me–di 11–18h, entrée libre

Informations 

CAN first took shape in 1995 at the instigation of impassioned, energetic personalities like Jean- Pierre Huguet, Joël von Allmen, Marc-Olivier Wahler, Ivo Zanetti, Jérôme Brandt, and Sven de Coulon, to name just a few. From the outset, CAN offered a great number of exhibitions and events in which artists from Switzerland and abroad took part. Today, a number of those same artists find themselves at the forefront of the art scene, and there is no doubt that CAN has played a decisive role in their careers and at the crucial moment when those careers were just taking off. Over the years, CAN has become a benchmark, an art venue that serves as a point of reference. Besides the artists, the exhibition curators have likewise played an important role in the art center’s success. Alongside Jean-Pierre Huguet, who directed CAN until his death in late 2006, and Marc-Olivier Wahler, who served as the center’s art director until 2000, a number of well-known figures have passed through there, including Annemarie Reichen, Jean-Christophe Blaser, Gauthier Huber, and Eveline Notter.

In 2008 a new team took charge of the center’s future and direction. Since then CAN has been managed by the association Kunstart. At first directed by Arthur de Pury, Massimiliano Baldassarri, and Marie Villemin, who were joined by Marie Léa Zwahlen and Julian Thompson, and later Martin Widmer (replacing Massimiliano) and finally Sylvie Linder. In 2018, big changes were made within the team and a new office was formed comprised of Sylvie Linder, Magali Pexa, Julian Thompson, joined by Martin Jakob, Nicolas Raufaste and Sebastian Verdon.

The center’s administration is supported by the committee of Kunstart, which is made up of artists and art historians, as well as around one hundred active members of the association. To attend to the indispensable connections with the political authorities and the foundations and art patrons that provide financial support to CAN, Kunstart appointed a director. However, during the restructuring of the team in 2018, a joint decision between the office and committee went a step further by eliminating the role of director, a coherent decision in regards to the desired horizontal structure.

The new CAN office is composed of artists, curators and technicians, each participating, in accordance with their capabilities, in the everyday activities needed to run an art center: communications, administration, accounting. photography, reception, care-taking, graphic design, web site, construction, transports, cleaning, etc. This type of operation is often considered a waste of time and effort, but the CAN intends to value an “optimisation of flow” that is more human than entrepreneurial.

Since 2008, the new team as well as the next one in 2018, wanted to continue along the same creative and experimental lines originally laid down by the art center, all while increasing the program’s frequency. The aim of this frenetic rhythm was to work against routine taking hold, which would be unfavourable to the constant renewing of the issues and questions at work in contemporary art, for which a certain risk-taking has always been indispensable. In recent years CAN has indeed increased the number of exhibition strategies, wanting to experience the different ways of producing and presenting the art of today, from the most personal to the most monumental. Along with the center’s events and exhibitions, the team has also developed its publishing activities. The center has thus brought out several books, artist editions and vinyl albums, all considered separate projects in their own right and all displaying a strong dose of originality.

For more than 20 years, CAN has continuously explored and questioned the latest trends in contemporary art, and has thus forged for itself a solid international reputation on today’s art scene. Over five hundred events (exhibitions, performances, screenings, concerts, talks, round- table discussions) have been held, in which over one thousand four hundred artists from the world over have participated. The center continues to have multiple objectives in its sights, i.e., offer artists an experimental space for novel works of art, serve as platform for local artists, and become a privileged meeting point with the public.

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Exhibitions/Newsticker Date Type City Country
Indice UV 26.06.2021 to 08.08.2021 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Bastien Gachet, Rebecca Kunz 24.04.2021 to 30.05.2021 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
it won't be silence 07.04.2021 to 06.06.2021 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
La psychologie des serrures 19.12.2020 to 28.03.2021 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Bada Bing 06.09.2020 to 18.10.2020 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Armen Eloyan 06.09.2020 to 18.10.2020 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Gina Proenza 15.02.2020 to 29.03.2020 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Room 4 > David de la Cendre / Effraction Vacances / JMO / SOUHARCE 14.12.2019 Event Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Room 4 > Claudia Stöckli + guests  13.12.2019 Event Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Room 4 > PURPURA / Axelle Stiefel 08.12.2019 Event Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Room 4 > Lionel Friedli + Gilles Furtwängler + Louis Schild 05.12.2019 Event Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Room 4 > Before Superette : Extrastunden +Nlenitav + Sacha Blank 30.11.2019 Event Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Room 4 > Optical Sound 29.11.2019 Event Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Room 4 > Radial + Sudden Infant 23.11.2019 Event Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Room 4 > Laurent Güdel / Svetlana Maraš / REA 22.11.2019 Event Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Julien Creuzet 14.09.2019 to 20.10.2019 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Julien Creuzet @ CAN Centre d'art Neuchâtel 13.09.2019 opening Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Indice Ultraviolet 06.07.2019 Finissage Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Indice Ultraviolet 22.06.2019 Event Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Indice Ultraviolet 08.06.2019 Event Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Indice Ultraviolet 05.06.2019 to 06.07.2019 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Indice Ultraviolet 05.06.2019 Event Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Cette Question qui vous Brûle les Lèvres 13.04.2019 to 19.05.2019 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Opening - Cette Question qui vous Brûle les Lèvres 12.04.2019 opening Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Agarra-diablo 15.02.2019 to 29.03.2020 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Tempo Elastico 09.02.2019 to 10.03.2019 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Suisse
CH
Sympathie 21.09.2018 to 14.12.2018 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Chris Evans 26.05.2018 to 08.07.2018 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Louisa Gagliardi, Adrian Kiss, Sara Masüger 10.03.2018 to 15.04.2018 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Dominique Koch 11.11.2017 to 17.12.2017 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Neo Geography 16.09.2017 to 15.10.2017 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Schweiz
CH
Keep Being Touched / group show 10.06.2017 to 09.07.2017 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Bye-bye la compagnie 15.10.2016 to 15.12.2016 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Escargots à Neuchâtel - Nifff Invasion 01.07.2016 to 09.07.2016 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Nicolas Party 21.05.2016 to 10.07.2016 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Tomber sous le vent 27.02.2016 to 10.04.2016 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Hospice des Mille-Cuisses 22.08.2015 to 03.10.2015 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Jonathan Monk 28.03.2015 to 24.05.2015 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Harold Bouvard 29.11.2014 to 15.02.2015 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Mariechen Danz 03.10.2014 to 02.11.2014 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
V. Billy, L. Borgonovo, M. Eichwald u.a. 14.06.2014 to 13.07.2014 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Jonathan Binet 25.04.2014 to 25.05.2014 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Beate Gütschow, Renato Nicolodi, David Thorpe 15.02.2014 to 23.03.2014 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Ming Wong 15.11.2013 to 22.12.2013 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
The Fourth Wall (collectif_fact) 21.09.2013 to 27.10.2013 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
A la recherche de la bohème perdue 24.05.2013 to 07.07.2013 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Superamas 18.05.2012 to 13.04.2013 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Tom Dale 10.02.2012 to 01.04.2012 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Du désert et des oasis 26.11.2011 to 22.12.2011 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Planning the Common - DAAR 17.09.2011 to 30.10.2011 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Les cadeaux du présent / art vidéo 25.06.2011 to 24.07.2011 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Raphaël Zarka 11.02.2011 to 27.03.2011 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Les frères Chapuisat 26.11.2010 to 06.01.2011 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Neverland - Patrick Weidmann u. designers 17.09.2010 to 31.10.2010 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
HYPERACTIVITÉ Summerlab 2010 23.07.2010 to 08.08.2010 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
ACTUAL FEARS art vidéo au NIFFF 04.07.2010 to 11.07.2010 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Peter Regli, A. Vespucci 17.04.2010 to 30.05.2010 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Composite visions 12.02.2010 to 21.03.2010 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
S. Baloji, D. Escobar, D. Ouadahi u.a. 04.09.2009 to 11.10.2009 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
When Fears become Form 14.06.2008 to 12.07.2008 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Accélération 13.05.2007 to 30.06.2007 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Annelise Coste, Isabel Schmiga 04.06.2006 to 23.07.2006 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Kit-O-Parts 24.02.2006 to 23.04.2006 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Girls, Girls, Girls 07.04.2005 to 25.06.2005 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Didier Rittener 31.07.2004 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Peter Kogler 07.09.2002 to 27.10.2002 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Sans Consentement 15.06.2002 to 18.08.2002 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Void 09.02.2002 to 24.03.2002 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
M. Bonvincini, A. Charlton, N. Toroni u.a. 17.11.2001 to 20.01.2002 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
Plonk & Replonk 29.04.2000 to 25.06.2000 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
J.C. Ruggirello 15.04.2000 to 25.06.2000 Exhibition Neuchâtel
Switzerland
CH
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Management
CAN Centre d'art Neuchâtel Curator

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