A look back at the inauguration




On March 21, 2023, the Hangar Y celebrated its official opening.

On this occasion and in the name of the Hangar Y team, we would like to warmly thank the Minister of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty Bruno Le Maire and the Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul-Malak for their presence and their speeches. We also thank all the journalists present as well as the City of Meudon.

Finally we would like to thank all the people who participated in this great inauguration, thank you for your eyes, your sharing and your enthusiasm for the place and its inaugural exhibition "In the air, flying machines" organized by Art Explora, as part of the Hangar Y sponsorship program.

We look forward to seeing you at the Hangar Y for new experiences!

Official speeches

(Re)discover the speeches of Frédéric Jousset, President of Hangar Y, Rima Abdul Malek, Minister of Culture and Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy and Finance at the inauguration of Hangar Y, Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

a performance by Subodh Gupta in partnership with the Ducasse school

Gathering at the table and sharing a meal symbolizes a strong bond of family and intimacy in India. The diversity of religious and cultural groups in this country is accompanied by a series of customs that underline the distance between peoples. To denounce this difference, the artist uses food as a tool to speak of inclusion and tolerance.

Jalsa is a large house made up of thousands of pots, pans and utensils, discarded by their former owners. Each utensil carries different marks and stories. The artist chose these aluminum utensils for their aesthetic qualities and for the memories they embody. These objects are marked by the passage of time and carry with them all the people who have used them to feed, gather, live and celebrate. In this work, Subodh Gupta invites everyone to remember their first meals, and to question the universality of this act.

I Will Keep a Light Burning,
a performance by Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil

One thousand candles reproducing the starry sky will be installed in the gardens of Hangar Y. This performance by the artist Renaud-Auguste Dormeuil, reactivated for the opening exhibition, opens a breach in time: it represents the sky as it will be visible in a hundred years. Lit throughout the evening, the candles gradually make this constellation of the future appear, materializing the invisible and creating as many signs facing a future to be invented.

The performance I Will Keep A Light Burning presents an installation of a thousand candles reproducing the starry night sky, as it will be visible in a hundred years. Lit one after the other throughout the evening, the candles gradually make the stars in the sky appear, thus forming a celestial map of the constellations. This projection into the future shows a sky that none of us will probably be able to see. By revealing a hidden cartography of reality, I Will Keep A Light Burning gives substance to the invisible, to the lines of the sky of tomorrow. It manages to bring together the three dimensions of time: the past, by continuing the tradition of sky mapping, the present, through this ephemeral installation, and the future, the very subject of the installation.

Tragedy Upon Tragedy,
a performance by Sophie Jung

For the opening of Hangar Y and the exhibition "In the Air, Flying Machines", artist Sophie Jung created a performance based on her work entitled Tragedy Upon Tragedy: a set of "accessory sculptures" made from a series of found, stolen, collected or discarded objects. The artist was inspired by this collection of objects to write a text that she recited during a performance on the opening day.

IMAGE CREDITS: © SayWho / Ayka Lux / Edouard Richard