Jennifer et Kevin Mc Coy
Peijun Weng Fen
Contemporary Art and Private Collections in France. This exhibition offers a snapshot of French collections of contemporary art through a selection of the works acquired by more than 70 private collectors over the past three years. Paintings, sculptures, photos, videos, and installations - every recent form of artistic expression will be on view in the exhibition. The works attest to the very great diversity of present-day art and the support it is receiving from certain collectors. Most of the artists exhibited are French, but foreign artists have not been overlooked, either.
Contemporary Art and Private Collections in France
In partnership with the ADIAF--the Association for the International Distribution of French Art--the Grenoble Museum is putting on the show "Of Their Time (2)--Contemporary Art and Private Collections in France". This exhibition offers a "snapshot" of French collections of contemporary art through a selection of the works acquired by more than 70 private collectors over the past three years. As a sequel to an initial show that was held at Tourcoing Museum in 2004, this exhibition will help visitors to gain a direct grasp of private collections that are in the throes of being put together, and have a look at options taken and choices made in the arena of current artwork, by a large number of collectors with different sensibilities. It also illustrates the vitality of the art milieu which, when all is said and done, is quite discreet, and the determined, not to say fervent commitment of these people to the art "of their time".
Paintings, sculptures, photos, videos, and installations--every recent form of artistic expression will be on view in the exhibition. The works attest to the very great diversity of present-day art and the support it is receiving from certain collectors. Most of the artists exhibited are French, but foreign artists have not been overlooked, either. Conspicuously present, first and foremost, is the young generation, in whose work it is possible to detect the objective impact of the market, although one or two older figures are still being kept an eye on and supported. The show offers an undeniably rich and diversified overview of today's art, which we can here take a look at with all its obvious features, plus its anachronisms, its methodical choices and its soft spots, by always keeping tabs on the oh-so-personal eye of the private collector, who thus makes a major contribution to the interest and enjoyment of this enterprise.
Catalogue: Essays by Gilles Fuchs, Guy Tosatto, Bruno Henry, Michel Poitevin
Interviews by Philippe Piguet with Krzysztof Pomian and Harry Bellet
Image: Valerie Favre
Opening july 2007
Musee de Grenoble
5, place de Lavalette - Grenoble
Admission: 5 euro, reduce 3 euro