The Salon des Inconnus is a tourist accommodation centre and artists’ fair (research centre for performing and emerging arts) offering tourists and artists in residence lodging, activities and installations.
“I want to get to know the unknowns of this world.”
Located in the Favier house, an ancestral architectural showpiece in the village of Namur in Outaouais, Salon des Inconnus draws its inspiration from two marginal exhibitions that have marked the history of Art: The Salon des refusés, created as a counterstatement to the art establishment represented by the Salon de Paris, and the Salon Fleurus staged by Gertrude Stein’s, gifted talent spotter and patron to Picasso, Cézanne, Hemingway, Fitzgerald and other unknowns of the Années folles (crazy years or Roaring Twenties).
The Salon des inconnus has undertaken to discover new and unknown artists, self taught or marginalized, who do not necessarily have access to the resources of the conventional system and to bring their talent to fruition.
Reduce artistic waste stemming from gatekeeping and the abusive classification of categories in art.
Promote artistic cooperation, share discoveries, allow the exploration of new ways to create and establish a collection of works and memoirs of new “crazy years”.
Subscription services (Netflix, Disney Plus and Spotify)
Bluetooth sound systems (4)
Musical instruments (two pianos, four guitars, one accordion, two ukuleles)
Game library (board games)
Private refrigerators (4)
Cross-country ski rentals
Private bathroom (some units)