The Art Center

On the rehabilitated site of the former Crest fire station, the Art Center is a municipal facility of 200 m² dedicated to temporary exhibitions.

The center hosts exhibitions that invite to discover the diversity of artistic expressions, between modern times,  art and crafts and contemporary art.

As part of its exhibitions at the Art Center, the City of Crest offers a program of events and educational animations to share art and techniques with all audiences.


Ikats, World Cultures and Contemporary Creations

February 10 – April 28, 2024

Ikats, World Cultures and Contemporary Creations extends the exhibition Ikats, fabrics of life presented by the Art Center in 2020. Returning to the origins of this age-old process of dyeing and weaving, this new tour presents 45 ikats from the cultures of world – from Malaysia to Japan, via Indonesia and Uzbekistan – as well as contemporary works by Monique and Rémy Prin. Both began practicing ikat in 1975, first for clothing, then for visual research work. At the same time, until recently, they conducted research on ikats along the Silk Road, which they collected during numerous trips.

Creating ikats requires confronting the sensitive and the intelligible. Anticipate, model, project shapes, while keeping imagination as a foundation. But sometimes accept that what we want to see emerge escapes, as there are so many interactions between the reserves, the colors and the weaving itself.

Thus, this new exhibition brings these different types of ikats into dialogue and focuses on their search for meaning. Indeed, traditional ikats have generated as emblems of communities, while the contemporary creator, within globalization, is in search of a meaning to share. It is also faced with the major challenge of time, undoubtedly why few creators today practice ikat.

Curator, scenography and collections : Monique and Rémy Prin

An exhibition proposed by the Parole & Patrimoine association :





Preparing for your visit

Days, schedule, prices and getting there


Place Medvode (Champ-de-mars)
26400 Crest
09 61 67 27 33 / 04 75 76 61 38

Facebook : Centre d’Art de Crest

  • Openning times :

Wednesday to Sunday : 2 pm – 6.30 pm

  • Price :
Adult € 5

Student, job seeker, disability card holder, large family card holder, tax credit beneficiary

€ 3
(2 adults with children)
€ 8
Under the age of 18 Free entrance

Groups of 10 people

€ 3 per person
  • Annual Pass :
    • Full price : 10 €

    • Reduced price : 6 €

    • Getting here :

    – 1h15 from Lyon by car
    – 35 minutes from High Speed Train (TGV) Railway station
    – Crest Railway station (SNCF)
    – Free parking for buses and cars, walking distance from the Art Center

    Exhibition Catalogue

    A catalog of the exhibition, published by the City of Crest and written by the curator, is available at the Crest Art Center and by mail (6 € postage).

    For mailings and orders at the bookseller’s price, contact the city’s Culture and Animation team at the following address : or by phone at 04 75 76 61 38.

    40 pages, 48 ​​illustrations
    ISBN 979-10-415-2100-5
    Price : 15 €

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