Since its opening in Paris in 1998, the Fondation d’entreprise Pernod Ricard has been actively contributing to the development of the French art scene on a national and international level. Having no collection of its own, its identity is shaped by the people who infuse it with life day-to-day: artists, curators, authors, intellectuals… In this way, it reflects the diversity of artistic creation, its pulse beating to the rhythm of art’s variations.
Convinced that art provides a path to freedom and to living together better, the Fondation d’entreprise Pernod Ricard aims to promote all forms of artistic creations made today, making it accessible to everyone, free of charge. To this end, it runs a rich program of exhibitions and events, an exacting editorial policy, numerous off-site events, and supports a wide variety of art projects. In 1999, it created the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard Award, the first to recognize young artists on the contemporary French scene.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Award, it published a book that presents a history of art in France since 1999. Placing experimentation at the heart of its activities, the Fondation d’entreprise Pernod Ricard is a site of new art experiments.