Pernod Ricard and Bredin Prat
Fondation d’entreprise Pernod Ricard from the very beginning in 1998 has been actively contributing to the development of French art scenes on a national and international level. Having no collection of its own, the identity of Fondation d’entreprise Pernod Ricard is shaped by the people who infuse it with life day-to-day: artists, curators, authors, intellectuals.
The Fondation is resolutely dedicated to emerging art and has a mission to promote all of today’s forms of artistic creation, making it accessible to everyone. Fondation d’entreprise Pernod Ricard runs a rich programme 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 Prize, the first to recognize young artists on contemporary French scene.
The Foundation opened recently a new space in the heart of Paris. Designed by Niney & Marca Architectes and facing onto a large tree-lined pedestrian esplanade, the Cours Paul Ricard is the space located at the forefront of the Group's new global headquarters in the Saint-Lazare district. It includes an auditorium seating 130, a 300-square-metre main exhibition hall, a distinct space that can be used for performances or one-off shows.
Bredin Prat was initially a French law firm founded in 1966, and now it is one of the largest law firms in Europe. In 2017 starts the history for Bredin Prat Foundation. The Foundations’ collection has a deliberate international scope, focusing on "what makes a picture": contemporary paintings and photos from both established and emerging French or foreign artists. The foundation has established an annual Prize for contemporary paintings – JEAN-FRANÇOIS PRAT PRIZE.
The Foundation is located in a historic art deco building along the Quai d´Orsay, near the Grand Palais, house of Bredin Prat law firm, the foundation exhibits its permanent collection throughout the year, alternating with the temporary exhibition, of the Jean-François Prat Prize, two months a year. The entire collection is permanently accessible online.