Located at the western tip of the Ile de Nantes, Hangar 21 is better known to locals as the Hangar à Bananes, the Banana Warehouse. This dates back some 60 years, to the time when the climate-controlled warehouse stored bananas and pineapples from Africa.
As property of the port authority of Nantes Saint-Nazaire, it was entirely renovated in 2007 for the first edition of the Estuaire Nantes <> Saint-Nazaire biennial. In addition to its bars and restaurants, a space was reserved for exhibitions. In the years that followed, it became home to several exhibitions, both artistic and thematic, along with major events.
With the creation of Le Voyage à Nantes in 2011 – the purpose of which has been to attract visitors to Nantes and its surrounding area using cultural works and acivities – this locale became a permanent space devoted entirely to contemporary art: the HAB Galerie.
Travailler le dimanche, Gilles Barbier
Until 26 september 2021
On the façade of Le Hangar à bananes, a work by Felice Varini created for the exhibition Suite d’éclats in 2013.
© MARTIN ARGYROGLO _ LVAN
DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE
Starting on July 21st, a EU Digital covid certificate will be required to access cultural venues for visitors 18 and up. Then, as of September 30th, from 12 and up. For visitors wishing to visit the HAB Galerie and one of the other exhibition sites of the Voyage à Nantes (Château des ducs de Bretagne, Machines de l'Île, Temple du Goût and Passage Sainte Croix) on the same day, a dated wristband can be offered in order to present one's health pass only once on these sites. For more information on acceptable documents, please visit: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire