Lafayette Anticipations is a general interest foundation structured around its production activities and support provided to contemporary creation. The Foundation acts as a catalyser, providing artists unique, made-to-measure conditions in which to produce, experiment and exhibit.
Since its opening on 10 March 2018, the Foundation has been the first multidisciplinary centre of its kind in France. In its 19th century building situated in the heart of the Marais and renovated by OMA, Rem Koolhaas’s architecture firm, the public discovers a curatorial machine in which new pieces produced by international creators—stemming from the fields of contemporary art, design and fashion—are presented.
Throughout the building’s renovation from 2013 to 2017, Lafayette Anticipations explored the Foundation’s evolving identity during artist-in-residence programmes, workshops, partnerships and direct support for the production of pieces.
Lafayette Anticipations also supports contemporary creation through the Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin. Established in 2013, this endowment fund implements initiatives to support general interest artistic projects, while pursuing a policy of acquisition and enhancement of its art collection.