A new cultural district dedicated to contemporary art
Komunuma means “community” or “commune” in the universal language Esperanto. It is the name of an almost 11,000 square-meter-site located in a fast-developing cultural district in Romainville (Seine-Saint-Denis).
The former manufacturing plant located near the metro station “Bobigny-Pantin-Raymond Queneau” will be transformed into a multi-facetted art complex with the Fondation Fiminco international artist residencies and exhibition spaces, four contemporary art galleries – Air de Paris, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Galerie Sator and In Situ Fabienne Leclerc -, the nonprofit organization Jeune Création and the storage collection of the Ile de France’s Regional Collection of Contemporary Art (FRAC). Komunuma will open its doors next fall with the inauguration of the new gallery spaces and the inaugural exhibition of the Fondation Fiminco.
The different players will share a common address and their vision of the French and international art scene. This is their way of helping to develop a new centrality at the heart of the “Grand Paris” project. The Frac Île de France / Les Réserves, a stakeholder in this new cultural district, will also open at this location in 2020.