L'ANTENNE, inaugurated by the Provisional Administrator Thomas Clay and in charge of Artistic Energy by the international Artist ORLAN, on Tuesday, December 15, 2020
A highly radiant artwork in Artistic Energy (AE)
The ANTENNA is destined to become the figurehead of the Sorbonne Artgallery and its emblem. Its ambition is to embody the excellence and sustainable dissemination of culture and contemporary art within the University.
The ANTENNA espouses the original aesthetics of the Pantheon Center and is rigorously the same height as the gallery's lampposts. Thus, an aesthetic unit brings them together and allows this initiative to be confirmed to the users of this center as well as to the teacher-researchers and students of Paris 1, and also to those of Paris 2 Assas. In order to ensure optimal realization, we call upon a master of Eiffel metal who thus ensures coherence and solidity to the object while adapting it perfectly to its function of mediation and reception.
The ANTENNA is composed of a visibility element with a height of 4 meters, an intermediate element with a length of 2.5 meters which makes the junction with an entrenched room located under the main staircase. The first element serves as a reception area with its wooden/metal tray open to the outside, the second as a diffusion space. The third element is a secluded space dedicated to the organization and design of exhibitions. The steel profiles are bent and riveted together. The wood is made up of stained panels with one side in oak covered with an anti-flame varnish M1. The components were manufactured in the workshop of the DST (Direction des Services Techniques de Ouest-Lumière), delivered, and assembled on site.
The ANTENNA benefited from the expertise of the architect Isaure Marot and the sound advice of Joséphine Dubail. The construction of The ANTENNA could never have been completed without the support and enthusiasm of the Administrator of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the Professor Thomas Clay.
With the unfailing support of Denis Magnin, Director of the University's management of patrimony, and all the team, especially Christophe Avril, Mickael Camus, Pedro Da Silva, Gérard Lambourdière, Djamal Nikoule, Sébastien Kouvidou. And the great support of DPSE Abed Macourt, Damien Suard, Karim Amrouche. With the help, assistance and benevolence of the entire Student Life team, specifically Tiffany Audoux and her team. Thanks to Franck Paquiet and the whole team of the communication department of the university. Thanks to the whole team of the Sorbonne Artgallery, Emilia Trifunovic, Grégoire Samson et Lisa Lebel, for the setting up of this artistic architecture.