State of the Art (2016)

Ce projet co-dirigé par Vincent Antonin Lépinay, Laurence Bertrand-Dorléac et Yann Algan, a obtenu le financement du LIEPP de Sciences Po dans le cadre de son appel à projets 2016.

This research project uses the National Collection of Contemporary Art (Fonds national d’art contemporain, FNAC)’s database, organised by the National Center for Visual Art (Centre national des arts plastiques, Cnap) to evaluate the impacts of State interventions on the trajectory of works of art and the reputation of artists.

With a unique data set that allows us to trace the artists and the art works and eventually the taste of the State, this project analyses the joint effects of financing and circulation of works of art on the market and on the notoriety of artists.

This project also performs a second important role with regards to the LIEPP’s programme: by opening the administrative database of FNAC to public access, it is designed as a media experiment. In close cooperation with the FNAC and the primary actors of archiving (Archives Nationales, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art), this project examines a format of data exploration – the data sprint – new to cultural institutions. We will use the National Collection of Contemporary Art as a test of a future collaboration of researchers ad public administrators.

Affiliated Researchers

  • Paul Girard (Chief Technological Officer, Médialab)
  • Christophe Leclercq (Affiliated researcher, Médialab and lecturer at École du Louvre)
  • Aude Bodet (Head of the Conservation, National Centre for Visual Art)
  • Jean Philippe Cointet (LISIS)

Associated events