13 / 05 / 2014

New acquisitions

Special commission made to Jean-Michel Othoniel

An important gesture to inaugurate the new Basalte building

Jean-Michel Othoniel © Othoniel Studio

Societe Generale is proud to reveal the artwork commissioned to Jean-Michel Othoniel on the occasion of the construction of the new Basalte building, in La Defense business district.

At the end of their decision process, the Art acquisition Committee selected last autumn the French visual artist’s proposal to create a sculpture inspired by the new auction room. The committee’s choice was orientated by the will of creating a strong landmark to celebrate the construction of the new building. This acquisition will enrich the Group’s Collection which has focused on contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. The new sculpture is assigned to the entrance hall and will be installed in autumn 2014.

Jean-Michel Othoniel benefits an important visibility in his latest news. On February 28, was inaugurated in Aix-en-Provence his artwork La Rose des vents, in the natural belvedere of the Beisson estate. This artwork is part of the “creative boroughs” artistic program led by Marseille Cultural Capital 2013. From May 29 to November 2nd, 2014, a monumental installation by Othoniel will be set in the Hôtel-Dieu’s gardens, in Puy-en-Velay. Le Coeur de l’Hôtel-Dieu will be accompanied with an exhibition-event. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Le Nôtre royal gardener, the landscaper Louis Benech and Jean-Michel Othoniel were selected to renovate the bosquet du Théâtre d’Eau of Versailles Estate.  The installation will be inaugurated in September 2014. A new artwork was commissioned by the Saint-Pierre cathedral of Angoulême, a new stained glass for the treasury, that will be finished in April 2015.

More from around the web:
Othoniel's website
The Rose des vents in Aix-en-Provence
The Coeur de l'Hôtel-Dieu in Puy-en-VelayThe Versailles' Bosquet du Théâtre d'Eau's renovation The contemporary stained glass in Angoulême's Saint-Pierre cathedral

22 / 04 / 2014

Collection's life

The Collection exhibited at the MAMM, Moscow

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

MAMM's interior view

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.

The set of works especially put together for Moscow is intended to pay homage to major artists who examined the issue of the subjective view of reality and how artists and the spectator interpret it.

PIERRE ALECHINSKY, PER BARCLAY, MARIE BOVO, ELINA BROTHERUS, PHILIPPE COGNEE, STEPHANE COUTURIER, GAO BROTHERS, ANNE GARDE, NADAV KANDER, SHAI KREMER, BERTRAND LAVIER, LIU BOLIN, ANNA MALAGRIDA, ERIC POITEVIN, PHILIPPE RAMETTE, GEORGES ROUSSE, THOMAS RUFF, YVAN SALOMONE, MIHA STRUKELJ, VIVAN SUNDARAM.


Multimedia Art Museum Moscow
Ostozhenka St., 16
Open Tuesday – Sunday, from 12 to 21h
Tel.:
+7 (495) 637-11-00
Tickets: 300 Russian rubles

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