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ARTIST-RUN BANDS

Rockstar
Post-teenage dream
Looking for the unreachable horizon of fame.
Better than being any successful artist, the dignity of the rockstar is still the unforgettable cliché.

Music is the youth marker, music is the persona builder.
Cities are music: in New York jazz has been looking for the new thing, free from freedom…
Rock as it is punk, urban, violent, intellectual, a-formalist even if energetic until its last self-destructive attitude.
The figure of Dan Graham far away from his colleagues of the constraint minimalism, able to tight pop cultures and religion ecstatic trances…
No New York…

At le Consortium since 1977 music has been the companion and a catalyst.
Malevich is noise compatible, as well as Mondrian or Lohse.
Iggy Pop vs Carl Andre / Jim Morrison vs  Robert Smithson, we took them all.
We grew up with revolutionary formalism and heavy metal; with concrete art and free jazz, but we established ourselves as a punk band: Le Consortium

Black wolf Steven Parrino is watching us.

The idea is to put together on stage, numbers of bands, visual artists run.
This is the price to pay to keep a certain idea of behavior, a certain idea of entertainment.



Seungduk Kim & Franck Gautherot


CONCEIVED AND PRODUCED BY PALAZZO GRASSI-PUNTA DELLA DOGANA (VENICE), LE CONSORTIUM (DIJON) AND SILENCIO (PARIS), THE VENETIAN BLINDS IS ON TOUR


PALAZZO GRASSI-PUNTA DELLA DOGANA (VENICE)
Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, two landmarks of the city of Venice, were renovated by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando to host contemporary art exhibitions presenting part of the Pinault Collection through shows that are either monographic or thematic. Works by the most important artists of our time – from Maurizio Cattelan and Jeff Koons to Martial Raysse and Rudolf Stingel – are exhibited along the creations of younger artists and testify to the energy and spirit with which the Pinault Collection has been developed over the years. In 2013, the Teatrino became the third venue of the Pinault Collection and hosts a rich calendar of cultural events and activities some of which are organized in collaboration with national or international institutions.
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SILENCIO (PARIS)
Founded in 2011 by Arnaud Frisch and Antoine Caton, Silencio is a new kind of cultural club designed by David Lynch and based in Paris, for members belonging to creative communities. It’s a place for exchanges and encounters that considers itself the successor to salons, 17th-century Parisian literary circles, the clubs of 18th-century London, the Dadaists of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, and the existentialists of the Tabou in Saint-Germain des Prés, as well as cultural landmarks like Le Palace in Paris and Studio 54 in New York.
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LE CONSORTIUM (DIJON)
Le Consortium is a contemporary art centre based in Dijon and designed by architect Shigeru Ban. Le Consortium finds its origin in the mid-70‘s alternative structures, installed in the heart of the cities, and designed as power balances and independent places. The collection contains more than 250 works of international artists - mostly acquired at the beginning of their careers - which have been the subject of an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 1998 and which are regularly loaned to many institutions. The collection allows a constant rotation in our exhibition spaces, creating a real educational tool in conjunction with the temporary shows. Le Consortium is also one of the main shareholders in the production company ANNA SANDERS FILMS, which was created by artists Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno, Charles de Meaux and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. In 2001, the Special Prize of the Jury of the Venice Biennale was awarded to the French Pavilion by Pierre Huyghe, curated by Le Consortium. In 2008, the Turner Prize was awarded to Mark Leckey for his exhibition « Industrial Light & Magic » at Le Consortium.
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