The distribution catalogue is regularly enriched and covers a wide variety: video art, creative documentaries, new images and animation. This mission is carried out both in France and abroad in partnership with cultural institutions and organisations, teaching and training schools, festivals and events.
The Heure Exquise! team helps and advises programmers and curators for their screenings, proposes programme themes and "cartes blanches". Heure Exquise! creates and organises public screenings.
Heure Exquise! also ensures the distribution of the audiovisual collections of the Louvre and the Musée D'Orsay
The Heure Exquise! archive specialises in contemporary art, is open to the public and houses monographs, artists' videos, documentaries on art, exhibition catalogues, specialised magazine. More than 4,000 documents tracing the history of electronic arts, from pioneers to contemporary artists, are available in the documentation and research center. This unique place safeguards one of the most important collections dedicated to electronic and digital arts in France.
Starting in 1975 by artists collective, Heure Exquise! has progressively set up its activities of distribution, screenings of creative videos.
Historically, Heure Exquise! worked with pioneering video artists such as Roland Baladi, Dominique Belloir, Alain Bourges, Robert Cahen, Patrick De Geetere, Jean-Paul Fargier, Michaël Gaumnitz, Jean-François Guiton, Jérôme Lefdup, Jean-Louis Le Tacon, Pierre Lobstein…
With the increasing demand of authors and professionals (programmers and distributors), the catalogue of Heure Exquise! grows steadily and presently has more than 2,500 titles which comprises nearly 650 artists including
Perry Bard, Joel Bartoloméo, Irit Batsry, Laetitia Bourget, Steven Cohen, Mounir Fatmi, Lydie Jean-dit-Panel, Bouchra Khalili, Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, Miodrag Krkobabic, Sabine Massenet, Carlos Motta, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Francisco Ruiz de Infante, Volker Schreiner, Pierrick Sorin, Klaus Vom Bruch, Akram Zaatari…
> DistributionHeure Exquise ! promotes more than 2500 artists' works
> Programming to promote video art and audiovisual creations with :- a annual programme of screenings entitled "Temps Forts"
> Documentation center / EducationThe documentation and research center of Heure Exquise ! proposes a large acces to one specialised archives about contemporary creation, espacially new media arts. More than 4000 documents (artists' works, videos, exhibitions catalogues, books, magazines) are available in our new library. Heure Exquise ! organises theoretical practice regarding history of video art and contemporary creation in visual art for students in collaboration with teachers
> Preservation / DigitalizationHeure Exquise! has undertaken the digitization of its archives since 2005, and offer an online access to the database.
> Atelier Vidéo Art PlastiqueThe studio (established in 2004 by Heure Exquise ! and Monac 1) enables artists and filmmakers living in the Nord / Pas-de-Calais to complete their projects while forming. The goal is to empower designers, and help productions with limited resources. The workshop is open to projects specifically related to visual art and experimental video, and transdisciplinary creation (video, installations, live performances).
President : Jean-Luc Bruyelle.
Administration / Financial and project management :
Distribution / Programming :
Atelier Video Art Plastique / Digitalization :
Heure Exquise ! is member of GAMA (Gateway to Archives of Media Art) european portal on media arts.
Heure Exquise ! is partner of 24/25
« 24-25 » is a french portal dedicated "time based media" : avant-garde and expérimental cinema, artists' movies, video art etc.
> Financial partners :- European Union (FEDER, E-Learning, E-Content Plus)
> Other collaborations :- CRRAV Centre régional des ressources audiovisuelles
> Partner venues :Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille