Le Consortium

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).
Collections :
 
Le Consortium – Catalogue perpétuel
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
The second issue of Le Consortium's magazine, documenting L'Almanach 18, as well as the two previous editions of this biennale exhibition.
Le Consortium – Catalogue perpétuel
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
The first issue of the “perpetual catalog” of Le Consortium, at the dawn of the fifth decade of the art center.
Compilation - Le Consortium 1977-1998
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Catalogues
The first volume of the retrospective catalogue of Le Consortium contemporary art center (new edition).
Compilation + Observation (2 books)
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Catalogues
100.00 75.00 €
Special offer for the purchase of the two volumes of the retrospective catalogue of Le Consortium contemporary art center.
Observation - Le Consortium 1999-2017
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Catalogues
The second volume of the retrospective catalogue of Le Consortium contemporary art center (1998-2017).
Before the end
2006
bilingual edition (English / French)
16.00 8.00 €
The book about the exhibition Before the End at the Consortium in 2004 (with J. Armleder, S. Fleury, L. Gillick, D. Graham, J. Miller, S. Parrino...).
Francesco Lo Savio -
2004
English edition (texts in English and Italian)
Monograph.
Claude Rutault - Pintura - Mies van der Rohe
2003
bilingual edition (French / Spanish)
10.00 5.00 €
Claude Rutault - Transit/extensions
2003
French edition
15.00 8.00 €
TRANSIT est une œuvre de Claude Rutault, constituée de plus de 1500 toiles tendues sur chassis. Cette publication rend compte de la vie de cette œuvre depuis son installation au Parc de la Villette, dans L'Eclat de Folie de Bernard Tschumi, en avril 2002.
Christopher Wool - Crosstown
2003
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
(last copies available!)
Paintings and photographies.
Harald Fernagu - Livre d\'images
2002
French edition
9.00 5.00 €
Claude Rutault - Transit à la Villette
2002
French edition
8.00 5.00 €
Sarah Jones -
2001
bilingual edition (English / French)
19.00 10.00 €
Les images inventées par Sarah Jones dans les lavoirs de Bourgogne (portraits).
Francesco Lo Savio - Francesco Lo Savio
2001
bilingual edition (Englsih / Italian)
out of stock
Monograph.
Claude Rutault - La peinture photographe
2001
bilingual edition (English / French)
out of stock
Claude Rutault's writings on relationships between painting and photography.
Claude Rutault - Chez Dominique Perrault
2000
French edition
8.00 5.00 €
Catalogue.
Navin Rawanchaikul - Fly with Me to Another World
2000
English edition
« The unforgettable story of a Thai artist who made his dreams come true. »
Alain Kirili - Improvisations - 1992-1999-2000
2000
French edition
(last copies available!)
8.00 5.00 €
Publication documentant une commande publique du scuplteur.
Claude Rutault - La Vie en rose
2000
French edition
8.00 5.00 €
Catalogue.
Gerwald Rockenschaub - Funky Minimal
1999
bilingual edition (English / German)
(last copies available!)
31.00 15.00 €
This is Yesterday / Esto es Ayer
1999
bilingual edition (French / Spanish)
(last copies available!)
29.00 6.00 €
Exhibition catalogue.
Sarah Morris - Modern Worlds
1999
trilingual edition (English / French / German)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
18.00 9.00 €
Monograph.
Pierre Huyghe -
1999
bilingual edition (English / French)
out of stock
Pierre Joseph - Des notes en forme de livres
1999
French edition
out of stock
Artist's edition: three books batch ("philosophy", "history", "economy").
Steven Parrino - Electrophilia - Live France 1999 (CD)
1999
French edition
out of stock
Live recording of two performances given by the artists in France.