As a creative venue with a local and international impact, POUSH hosts and supports 250 artists, exhibitions and events.
In March 2020, Manifesto opened POUSH on 9 floors of a former office building that lay vacant in Porte Pouchet in Clichy, the POUSH project moved to Aubervilliers in April 2022, with the ambitious aim of developing a creative and cultural neighborhood there.
In this 20,000m² industrial campus with buildings that date back to the 1920s (formerly owned by the perfumery L. T Piver and now belonging to the Société de la Tour Eiffel), POUSH brings together an impressive array of 250 established and emerging artists that showcases the vitality of the French art scene, enhanced by the work of artists from more than thirty different countries.
The artists benefit from studios and additional support with their artistic development, production, administrative matters and communications.
Encouraging the crossing of artistic practices between residents, POUSH networks artists, curators and academics, multiplying the opportunities for exhibitions, production and questioning. Its breathtaking exhibition spaces, including a hall spanning almost 2,000sqm, are energizing and inspiring. As an evolving project, POUSH is open to new artistic practices, beyond the visual arts, such as dance and performance with Studio K or a space dedicated to sound art. POUSH also hosts the bureau des penseur.euse.s ("Thinkers' Office"), which welcomes eight curators, art critics and journalists with the aim of enhancing artistic theory, questioning emerging artistic movements and integrating POUSH into the world of research.
An urban signal that resonates throughout Greater Paris, POUSH is also a creative sounding board that broadcasts on web radio via Radio POUSH, founded by artist Jack Rothert Garcia. 24h/24 live and guided by a demanding editorial line, the programme alternates the best of contemporary music with programmes mixing portraits of artists interviewed by art critic Anaël Pigeat, discussions between artists or even readings and poetry. This creative bubbling meet up at the Bodega, a place for festive life, food, exchanges, debates and exhibitions. In residence at POUSH, the chef Marouane Dekaoui offers the artists lunches highlighting the seasonality of the products.
Firmly established within the Greater Paris region, this iconic venue in Aubervilliers aims to contribute to local development and expand the influence of the French cultural scene by providing international collaborations. And of course, they can count on Manifesto’s unwavering support!