Centre Pompidou plans its global expansionThe Art Dossier on April 30, 2012 with 0 Comments
The Centre Pompidou is planning to expand abroad with a chain of outposts to carry the French institution’s brand. According to The Art Newspaper, Alain Seban, president of the Centre Pompidou plans “to establish a network of sites, each measuring around 2,000 sq. m to 3,000 sq. m, for periods of between three and five years.”
Exact locations have not been confirmed but Seban is targeting Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
“This is a strategy for expanding internationally into territories that can aim to create their own contemporary art brands. Countries such as China, India and Brazil, for instance, can develop such brands in the future.” Such ventures abroad would require a “fee” to facilitate funding, Seban says.
Back in 2007, the Centre Pompidou announced plans to open a Shanghai branch in 2010 but the foreign institution had trouble working around the legal framework for non-profits in China.
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