THE FUTURE BEGINS HERE, inaugural exhibition Frac Nord-Pas de Calais
The inaugural exhibition ‘The Future Begins Here’ in the Frac Nord-Pas de Calais in Dunkirk, France, is an opportunity for visitors to discover the collection of the Frac. This collection, which joins contemporary art and design, includes more than 1500 works acquired since the 1980s and mixes works by major artists with others by young talents.The architecture designed by the Lacaton & Vassal agency is the jewel case in which the first exhibition by Frac Nord-Pas de Calais in its new building is set, where visitors will be plunged into its collection.

Saâdane Afif, John Armleder, Otto Berchem, Walead Beshty, Angela Bulloch, Andre Cadere, Claude Courtecuisse, Anne Collier, Matthew Darbyshire, Dejanov et Heger, Angela de la Cruz, Marcel Duchamp, Sam Durant, Latifa Echakhch, Dan Flavin, Peter Friedl, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini, Franco Teodoro, Martí Guixé, Isabell Heimerdinger, Georg Herold, Fabrice Hyber, Donald Judd, Scott King, Gabriel Kuri, Lang/Bauman, Rainier Lericolais, Antonia Low, Ari Marcopoulos, Mathieu Mercier, Philippe Meste, Olivier Mosset, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Gabriel Sierra, Markus Sixay, Superflex, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rosemarie Trockel, Gavin Turk, Daan Van Golden, Barbara Visser, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West, Andy Warhol, Christopher Wool, Lorena Zilleruelo.

Until April 27, 2014!

For more information: FRAC NORD-PAS DE CALAIS
THE FUTURE BEGINS HERE, inaugural exhibition Frac Nord-Pas de Calais                              

The ArtAids foundation was set up in 2006 at Han Nefkens’ initiative. ArtAids fights AIDS with the power of art as its most important weapon. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement.

Fundació Han Nefkens

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of promoting the production of contemporary artworks. The mission is to stimulate artistic creation in Barcelona by offering international artists an opportunity to create artworks and interventions in the city, and to promote other fields of contemporary creation.


Han Nefkens started to collect art in 2000. The H+F Collection, named after himself and his partner Felipe, is in long-term loan to various museums in The Netherlands and abroad. Nowadays Han Nefkens is not only active as a collector but also as an initiator of international art projects, often in collaboration with museums and other art institutions.