operator of the French Pavilion
The institut français
The Institut français is the public establishment in charge of France’s international cultural activities. Under the dual authority of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, it contributes to France’s diplomatic influence. Its projects and programmes are founded on its unique capacity for dissemination through the vast network of the cultural services of France’s embassies, the Instituts français and Alliances Françaises found on five continents.
For the first time, the pavilion’s carbon footprint will be measured, in order to achieve a minimum reduction of 25% of its impact (both in operational and production terms) by the end of 2026.
ARTER is the executive producer of the French Pavilion.
ARTER has guided the creation and realisation of iconic Venice Biennale projects, including Take Care of Yourself by Sophie Calle in 2007, Studio Venezia by Xavier Veilhan in 2017, and Laure Prouvost’s Deep See Blue Surrounding You in 2019.
As part of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, ARTER will support Zineb Sedira in realising her work and her exhibition.
ARTER has placed the reduction of the cultural sector’s environmental impact at the centre of its approach. With its Prestadd label and ISO20121 and ISO14001 certifications, the agency is striving to put its commitments into practice, no matter the size and artistic ambition of the projects entrusted to it. Within the French Pavilion this will be reflected in the eco design of Zineb Sedira’s work, but also in the provision of the building and its maintenance, as well as the implementation, along with the Institut français, of low-carbon transportation routes.