03 / 03 / 2016 - Collection's life



"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.

22 / 04 / 2014 - Collection's life

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 - Collection's life

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 - Collection's life

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.

03 / 03 / 2016 - Collection's life


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 - Collection's life

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 - Collection's life

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 - Collection's life

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.