An artistic laboratory where today's art is invented, produced and exhibited, the Albi art center organizes exhibitions, residencies, events, workshops, etc. It accompanies the public in the discovery of art. 'contemporary art.

The art center has been labeled "Contemporary art center of national interest" by the Ministry of Culture since September 2019

While waiting to move into their new premises in 2024, in the buildings of the former Camille Claudel school, the art center is deploying a program outside the walls, in Albi and in the Tarn, in partnership with museums and associations in the department. To find out about the programme, go to:

Anne-Charlotte Finel. Photo Phoebe Meyer

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Summer exhibition – David Coste

See you from July 25 to August 26, 2023 from Tuesday to Saturday from 15 p.m. to 19 p.m.
Free. All ages Accessible to people with reduced mobility

This summer, the Le Lait art center invites the artist David Coste to Albi for an exhibition in two stages: in the public space and in the fridge.

“The islands also travel? “

David Coste invests the Pratgraussals leisure center and banks of the Tarn, in Albi, at the foot of the Palais de la Berbie. He creates an course in these green spaces in the heart of the city, a wandering conducive to a narration in several stages. Its constructions borrow from the motif of the island. Shelters, perched huts and panels evoke the Robinsonade, these tales of adventure in nature and independent living. The island, a space marked by isolation, reveals our capacities for survival, but also our social organization and our education. His constructions, covered with printed images, are so many screens, assemblies, which establish an ambiguous relationship with their natural environment, which in the end turns out to be decor. The black and white drawings, fragments of landscapes, remind us of the places crossed and take on a cinematographic dimension.

In the fridge, located at 9 rue Bonne Cambe in downtown Albi. The installations and drawings presented during the summer echo the works exhibited outside. The virtuoso drawings of David Coste unfold on the walls but also in the exhibition space. We find there the landscapes that the artist traveled in Albi but also the imagination of the desert island, the precarious raft, the passage of time... The art center offers plastic arts workshops with graphite and charcoal in free access in the exhibition: they are practicable during the opening hours of the exhibition by young and old. Come experience them!

The Art Center: exhibitions, events

The art center Milk (for “Tarn International Artistic Laboratory”), directed by Antoine Marchand, is dedicated to contemporary art, its dissemination and transmission. It offers temporary exhibitions, conferences, workshops, artist residencies, mediation actions, interventions on the territory... It produces works, publications, films...
Primarily devoted toow visual arts, the art center is also open to many disciplines, through various projects: literature, cinema, dance, music, architecture… Around each temporary exhibition, it offers workshops, thematic visits, conferences and events. Among the artists exhibited are Jason Glasser, Morgan Dimnet (Qubo Gas), Hippolyte Hentgen, Anne-Charlotte Finel, Serban Savu, Oriol Vilanova, Victoria Klotz, Laurent Pernel etc…

Exhibition “Color line sounds”

Morgan Dimnet. Photo Phoebe Meyer

Sounds Lines Colors by Morgan Dimnet
Realization of a mural on the facade of the Honoré de Balzac college, 42 rue Saint Antoine in Albi. From a score of colored forms, Morgan Dimnet operates changes of scale and declines his proposal on different supports and in different spaces: that of paper, exhibition and public space.

For your informationThe art center is exhibited outside the walls
Offices of the art center Le Lait
6 rue Jules Rolland, 81000 Albi

In 2024: new exhibition space,
located in the former Camille Claudel school in Albi.
Information: 09 63 03 98 84 by email [email protected]

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