We are pleased to announce the opening of Galerie Chantal Crousel’s second space, on Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Since its creation in 1980, Galerie Chantal Crousel has promoted artists conscious of and demanding vis-a-vis their time. After 30 years of activity and promotion of the French and international art scene, Chantal Crousel and Niklas Svennung have decided to open a second exhibition space.

This new space is located on the third floor of an industrial building formerly occupied by the French customs, in the heart of Paris, behind the Marais and the place de la République and around the corner from the Canal Saint-Martin, at 11F rue Léon Jouhaux (Paris 10th). It will initially be open to public from Wednesday to Friday from 1pm to 7pm.

The venue will operate in a manner complementary to the main space on Rue Charlot, but with different architectural and temporal specificities. This will allow us a greater adaptability to the artists’ shifting practices, and a scale more suitable for projects we produce outside the usual exhibition time (biennials, fairs, museum exhibitions). It represents an indispensable tool to adapt to our constantly changing environment.

Monographic exhibitions and specific invitations will give the artists and visitors the ability to capture the ever more intense ties, affinities, and relationships that we build outside the gallery space with curators, museums, critics, artists, colleague gallerists.

The inaugural exhibition marks the beginning of this agenda/programming. It is called The Rule of the Game, a title borrowed from the famous film by Jean Renoir, where protagonists with different characters and backgrounds are linked in an unexpected way, thwarting all expected grids with relationships and alliances.
Here, the works will occupy the space in order to stand out in a different light, especially through the use of depth of field, allowing many actions to take place at the same time.