The Consortium Museum's collection reflects the history of its exhibitions since the late 1970s. Today, the collection is made up of nearly 380 works of art, mainly donated by artists, galleries and collectors. Since 2018, a space on the first floor of the building has been dedicated to the collection and presents thematic displays of the works that make up the collection.
After New York: The Eighties, a three-part exhibition series that revealed the Consortium Museum's close ties with the North American scene of that decade, followed by a monographic exhibition by Bertrand Lavier, Sélection Française focuses on artworks by major artists of the French scene from the 1960s to the 1990s.
This selection recalls the Consortium Museum's historical roots in the art history of the last forty years and bears witness to the long-standing relationship it has established with this generation. Some of the artists invited here had their first solo exhibitions at the Consortium Museum or produced works especially for these invitations; they have subsequently become part of the collection, which has become a witness to these affinities.
Avoiding formal choices or the simple question of nationality, Sélection française thus gives visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the effervescent aesthetic context of this period in Dijon.
Presented from 11 June 2022, the exhibition brings together installations, paintings, sculptures and silk-screen prints, mainly from the collection and sometimes supplemented by loans (FRAC Bourgogne, Renée Ristori, Galerie Houg, Paris), in order to create a significant presentation of a nascent art scene in France from the 1970s onwards.
As an echo to the exhibition Sélection française, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon will present two works from the Consortium Museum collection from 11 June 2022.
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