3 April 2009 -
16 May 2009
The Société Générale bank company is a prominent patron of Contemporary art since 1995, when they began to gather a very rich collection. It is now made of more than 170 artworks and offers a large panorama of the plastic creation from the 1970s until nowadays. This collection is very diversified, privileging no style or school. Three main streams have appeared through time: painting, photography and sculpture. This engagement has been reconducted eahc and every year through acquisitions of works by contemporary artists (Bertrand Lavier, Laurent Pariente, Philippe Ramette, Pascal Pinaud…).
Initially, this collection was destined to decorate the workspaces of the collaborators. Following the interest of mainstream audiences for Contemporary art, the Société Générale decided in 2003 to regularly lend some of its works to museums in France and Europe.