A Foundry, Confort 2000 (a household appliance store) and then a cultural center, the Confort Moderne is an industrial enclave in the neighborhood in Poitiers. A pioneering artistic ruin working since the beginning of the 1980's towards the de compartmentalization of perspectives and practices. A site of creation in the service of artists, a concert hall, restaurant, residency space, a vast exhibition space, a fanzinothèque (fanzine library) and a record store. The Confort Moderne inscribes itself in two traditions: that of “squats,” site occupations, cultural activism and alternative cultural activity from the 1980's and that of northern European “Fabrik” and Kunstverein, sites where art is made, exchanged and lived.
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