16 / 01 / 2017 - Actualité

2017 Art Horoscope

From Orlan at the MEP to David Hockney at the Centre Pompidou and Camille Henrot at the Palais de Tokyo, here's a summary of the contemporary art exhibitions taking place throughout 2017. It's bound to be the most reliable horoscope you’ll come across during this start to the year.

18 / 04 / 2016 - Actualité

The enigmatic Jean-Michel Alberola, in glossary form

Jean-Michel Alberola (b. 1953) is a kind of mystery man of French painting – which he constantly turns into a dialogue with myriad other media, from film to playing cards. An instructor at the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris who entered the Collection Societe Generale in 2000, Alberola tends to shy away from the press; he only rarely gives interviews. So we have to sift through those that he has given even more closely, hoping to find hints that will help us grasp this complex oeuvre which disfigures the face to raise it to the level of idea. Whether he's methodically copying Titian (as at the start of his career), painting murals or juxtaposing the French word rien (“nothing”) against a skull in red neon lights, the artist mixes words and images in crazed couplings. In his work, fragments rule, associations are fleeting, quotations come from eclectic sources – Bob Dylan alongside Rimbaud and Marx. Thought emerges as destabilised as it is fertilised. Katell Jaffres, the curator of his solo exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo from 19 February to 16 May 2016, tells us about the artist and his work in the form of a glossary.

21 / 03 / 2016 - Actualité

The Spring of Bae Bien-U, Between Fair and Forest

Its sights firmly focused on Asia, with a dozen Chinese artists pinned to its wall, the Société Générale Collection has just incorporated the work of South Korean artist Bae Bien-U into its Collection. His photos of “sacred forests” can be viewed this spring at the Art Paris Art Fair, which is dedicated this year to the South Korean scene, as well as on the walls of the prestigious Chambord Castle.

03 / 03 / 2016 - Actualité

The remarkable story of Warli art !

Popularised by the indigenous artist Jivya Soma Mashe (whose work recently joined the Societe Generale Collection in 2015), Warli painting is now spreading beyond the borders of India. A return to a tribal art with its origins in rock painting, its contemporary form allies tradition and innovation, simplicity and virtuosity.

10 / 02 / 2009 - Actualité

An exhibition of the Collection in Paris at “Le Laboratoire”

Société Générale is happy to present for the first time in Paris a selection of the works of its collection: Dionisio GONZALEZ, Raymond HAINS, Laurent PARIENTE, Philippe RAMETTE, Vassilakis TAKIS … “Le Laboratoire” ? It is a center of art situated right in the heart of Paris, next to the Palais Royal, that welcomes a selection of works of the Collection. Inaugurated officially on February 10th, the exhibition is opened to the public until May 4th, 2009. You will also discover the works of a young talented Indian artist, Shilpa Gupta. Her exhibition is the result of works realized with neuropsychiatrist Mahzarin Banaji on the subject of the fear. To know more about it: http: // www.lelaboratoire.org/.

24 / 01 / 2008 - Actualité

The art Collection is being exhibited in Morocco

For the first time, Société Générale’s contemporary art Collection is being exhibited outside Europe, in the Moroccan city of Casablanca.
Within the framework of the “Convergences” exhibition organised by Société Générale Morocco, 29 artists from the Group’s art Collection in France will have their works of art displayed alongside those of Moroccan artists – these local works of art belong to the Moroccan bank’s own collection.
This exceptional exhibition can be visited from 13th December 2007 to 14th March 2008 in Société Générale’s art area in Casablanca.
Société Générale Morocco has, since 1975, been involved in the conservation of Morocco’s cultural and artistic heritage, which it supports, enriches and gives value to – notably via a collection incorporating some 900 works of art.
For further information: www.sgmaroc.com

18 / 06 / 2007 - Actualité

The Group’s contemporary art collection in Bucarest

On the occasion of the celebration of “ BRD’s month of contemporary art”, Société Générale put a part of its collection at the disposal of its Romanian subsidiary. The Group's collection gathers 170 major works of art and 700 lithograpies among which forty are currently exhibited at the national Museum of contemporary art of Bucarest.
The vernissage took place on 13th June and the exhibition will be opened to the public until 15th July 2007.
This initiative shows the Group’s will to share its artistic acquisitions with both its subsidiaries and the public.

Takis - energy to spare

The Palais de Tokyo is currently showing a vast monograph, until 17 May 2015, and the Menil Collection in Houston is showing some of the artist's major works from its own collection (from 24 January to 26 July 2015).

06 / 02 / 2017 - Actualité

The Collection and the Marcel Duchamp Prize: past and present

What do Kader Attia, Julien Prévieux, Laurent Grasso and Mathieu Mercier have in common? The Marcel Duchamp Prize… and the Société Générale Collection! As the contest for the 2017 Marcel Duchamp Prize begins, we pay tribute to the (many) Collection artists who have won this prestigious prize.
Maja Bajević, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Charlotte Moth and Vittorio Santoro. The nominees for the 2017 Marcel Duchamp Prize were announced on February 2nd. For the second year running, the nominees’ works will be collectively exhibited next autumn at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

29 / 03 / 2016 - Actualité

Long live drawing! Our artists honoured at Drawing Now

Dedicated exclusively to drawing and works on paper, the Drawing Now exhibition celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. From 30 March to 3 April, it will welcome the very best practitioners of the medium at Carreau du Temple in Paris 3rd district. Five of the artists invited are part of Collection Societe Generale, from the late Gottfried Honegger to Agnès Thurnauer.

03 / 03 / 2016 - Actualité

"Botticelli Reimagined", the retelling of a success story at the Victoria and Albert Museum

How did Sandro Botticelli, one of the greatest painters of the Florentine Renaissance, influence so many generations of artists from the 19th century to the present? Such is the question that the Victoria and Albert Museum in London seeks to answer with its exhibition "Botticelli Reimagined", made possible with the financial support of Societe Generale (major of the museum's principal exhibitions in 2016 and 2017). Visitors can discover his flourishing posterity from 5 March to 3 July 2016.

19 / 08 / 2015 - Actualité

A Societe Generale Collection' artwork loan to "Eppur si muove" MUDAM' s exhibition

The product of an ambitious partnership with the Musée des Arts et Métiers, the exhibition Eppur si muove (And yet it turns) focuses on the many links that exist between the fields of the visual arts and technology, as well as the decisive influence that the history of the sciences and technology has exercised on contemporary artists.

Société Générale Contemporary Art Collection loan the Renaud Auguste Dormeuil’s artworks "The Day Before _ Star _ System_New York September 10, 2001 11:59 p.m. _" for the duration of the exhibition if Eppur muove at Mudam Luxembourg.

17 / 06 / 2015 - Actualité

Find Liu Bolin at the Paris-Beijing Gallery!

Artists from the Collection exhibit: Liu Bolin from 19 March 2015, Paris

The Paris-Beijing Gallery in Paris will play host to Liu Bolin with an individual exhibition dedicated entirely to his most recent creations and previously unseen work. Find two pieces from Bolin’s Hiding in the City series which were produced in the vaults of Société Générale’s historic Central Branch during visits to the bank!

Sign up to attend one of our public viewings via the website by going to Discover > For All.

22 / 04 / 2014 - Actualité

The Collection exhibited at the MAMM, Moscow

« Perspectives », from April 25 until May 25, 2014

On the occasion of the Société Générale Group’s 150th anniversary, the French head office in collaboration with the Russian branch Rosbank are proud to announce the group exhibition “Perspectives”, held at the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM). The curators assigned to this project are the MAMM’s founder and Director, Olga Sviblova and Guy Boyer, Managing Editor of the French magazine about art, Connaissance des Arts and artistic advisor for the Collection.

17 / 11 / 2007 - Actualité

Patronage focusing on an artist: Tom Carr

Société Générale is the patron of the Modern Art Museum in Céret, nestled between Pyrenees and Mediterranean, within the framework of an exhibition entitled Collection Société Générale: œuvres choisies (Société Générale collection: chosen works) that will also include Tom Carr’s I by numbers display. As such, the Group will exhibit, from 17th November 2007 to 14th January 2008, a selection of works from its contemporary art collection and will install Tom Carr’s I by numbers for the museum.
The Céret Modern Art Museum has worked with Tom Carr for many years. Société Générale’s Collection also includes a number of works of art by this artist, including Seed, Helix, Miroir d’eau and In Tense. A fine operation based on an artist who links Société Générale to Céret’s Modern Art Museum.

04 / 04 / 2007 - Actualité

A Springtime in Southern France

Twelve works of art from Société Générale’s collection will spend April and March at the Carré d’Art of Nîmes, where they will be completely part of the museum’s new exhibition. The first room gathers pieces in which the artist’s will tends to fade in favor of rules which provide them with a certain degree of autonomy – and life. Around Seita, Raymond Hains’ giant matchbook, the visitor will be able to see various works of art from the Nouveaux Réalistes (“New Realists”), such as Niki de Saint-Phalle’s Tir à la carabine (“Rifle Shooting”). The next room is all about the illusion in which the artist plunges into, taking the viewer with him. The visitor will thus admire the play with light created by Laurent Pariente with his zinc plate.

Whether the purpose is to engrave the artistic approach in everyday life, to play with the viewer’s senses or to go past the opposition between abstraction and figuration, the photographs and paintings of Société Générale’s collection will be in a deep dialog with the works of art belonging to Nîmes’ contemporary art museum.

Benjamin SABATIER au musée des archives

8 oct - 1 nov
Musée des Archives nationales - Cour et hôtel de Soubise
60, rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75003 Paris
Tél. : 01 40 27 60 96
Métro : Hôtel-de-Ville, Rambuteau
Autobus 29, 75