Le Consortium
 
Dijon
The Consortium, founded in 1977 by Xavier Douroux and Franck Gautherot (joined by Eric Troncy in 1995), is one of the first contemporary art center in France. Focusing from the outset on Minimalism and Conceptualism – with exhibitions by Richard Serra, Sol Lewitt and Dan Graham – this centre for contemporary art also followed up, in the 1980s, artists like Christian Boltanski, Hans Haacke, Bertrand Lavier and others. The Consortium then went on to work closely with the new generation of the 90s: in addition to individual exhibitions by Angela Bulloch, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Maurizio Cattelan, it facilitated such artists' projects on the nature of the exhibition as Philippe Parreno's Snow Dancing in 1995 and Pierre Huyghe's Mobil TV in 1997.
The Consortium also curated the Pierre Huyghe french Pavilion at the 2001 Venice Biennale (winning "the Biennale Special Prize"), the 7th Lyon Biennal, and organised the Flower Power exhibition in Lille, as part of that city's role as European Culture Capital 2004. The art center is also at the origin of the production company Anna Sanders Films.
At the same time, Le Consortium leads a publishing program, essentially monographs.
Catalogues, monographs and artists' books by Le Consortium, presented below, are published under its name until 2006. They are now published by Les presses du réel (see the contemporary art series).
 
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