Since 2013, Guillaume de Sardes and Candid & Young have been advising Nelly Wenger, head of the R4 project, a contemporary art centre designed by famous architect Jean Nouvel. Located on the site of former Renault factories on the Seguin Island in Boulogne Billancourt, the uniquely modular and versatile construction intends to be a multipurpose facility: it will include exhibition rooms, a sales area as well as workshops. Adjustable room space will allow the R4 to become a venue for expression and exchange for contemporary artists. It will bring together artists, art dealers, art collectors, art lovers and cultural institutions in order to create a “living art community”.
After the construction was approved, R4 entered its planning stage, which is reflected in the completion of a sophisticated building model. On 3 June 2014, R4 launched its own art video festival as part of its preliminary events. The public event was devoted to young artists and brought together prestigious universities, including the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University (Cambridge, United States), the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design (HEAD, Geneva School of Art and Design), the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Paris School of Fine Arts), le Fresnoy (Tourcoing), as well as the Jousse gallery (Paris).