3GRF+PVV, Rue Refotana
Fondation H Paris
24 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier
Located in the Ambatomena district, literally “le lieu des pierres rouges” [the place of red stones] in malagasy, in the heart of the capital, Antananarivo, the new space of Fondation H was built between 1912 and 1924 to host the Central Offices of Posts and Telegraphs under the French colonial administration.
Typical architecture of this time, in traditional brick andtiles of Madagascar, the building was completely restored over two years underthe aegis of the Malagasy architectural firm Otmar Dodel and in closecollaboration with local craftsmen, who partly recovered and rehabilitated oldtechniques for this renovation.
A large garden was planted at the back of the Fondation H premises, offering a home to a wide variety of plant species that are endemic to the Great Island. The garden—open to all—provides a haven in a highly dense downtown area with little vegetation. The garden also serves as a venue for open-air events and artistic installations.
A restaurant located in the central courtyard of Fondation H on the ground floor offers a daily-changing selection of fresh local dishes. You can also enjoy a wide selection of hot and cold beverages.
The restaurant’s open hours are the same as Fondation H’s.
For reservations, please contact uson the following number:
+261 38 49 753 11
In October 2023, Fondation H host a library open to all. As the country’s first library dedicated to art and culture, it will feature an extensive collection of books for consultation on location, complete with a free WIFI and two computers available to the public.
Several events will take place inthe library throughout the year: book presentations, workshops and discussions on the topics of writing or publishing, meetings with authors, etc.
The library is open to the public free of charge from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4.45pm.
Several studios are available to both local and international artists on the ground floor of Fondation H space. Residing artists are invited by Fondation H to reflect on specific themes and/or develop their artistic projects.
In collaboration with the Cité internationaledes arts, various artists are also invited to develop their projects at the parisian space of Fondation H as part of its artists-in-residence program.
Currently, artist residencies are byinvitation only.
The Prix Paritana is open to all artists from Madagascar’s art sphere.
A specific area on the second floor of the Fondation H building is dedicated to the “Hay” program (young audience aged 2-18) and to mediation programs open to the general public, with no age limit.
The various mediation programs offer bespoke age-specific visits and workshops on topics related to the exhibitions presented in Fondation H spaces in Antananarivo and in Paris.
Fondation H hosts temporary exhibitions in both Antananarivo and Paris all year round. It also organizes side events (conferences, guided tours, meetings with artists, etc.) in connection with the exhibitions.
Our cultural mediation team is always present and available. Visitors are welcomed into our spaces and are guided through the exhibition as they wish.
We also offer guided team visits, group visits as well as private visits outside our normal opening hours. The format of visits can be tailored to fit the audience and the time available for the visits.
If you want to organize a group visit, please contact:
Fondation H – Antananarivo : email@example.com
Fondation H – Paris : firstname.lastname@example.org