Éric Troncy

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Éric Troncy (born 1965) is a French curator and art critic who works and lives in Dijon, France, he co-directs the Contemporary Art Museum, Le Consortium, in Dijon, Burgundy.[1] He is co-founder and director of the contemporary art magazine Documents sur l'art (1992–2000) with Nicolas Bourriaud, and of Frog Magazine (2008 - ) with Stephanie Moisdon.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Born in Nevers, Troncy studied at the École du Louvre and then on to École des hautes études en sciences sociales.

In 1991 he curated the exhibition No Man's Time a 'key' group exhibition of fine art of the early-1990s which has become a 'well-known historical show'.[3]

Between 1997-2003 he curated the trilogy Dramatically Different, Weather Everything and Coollustre,[4] described by Troncy, as an "exposition d'auteur" (as one would say "un film d'auteur"), the exhibition is curated as a succession of scenes in which the actors and landscapes are the works themselves.
The method is the same for all three exhibitions : a precise choice of works from over the last 40 years, some known to the public, others that have only been seen as reproductions, sometimes never at all, is presented in small assemblies, voluntarily narrative.'[5] Presenting itself as a temporary collection, it also addresses questions on hanging and display.

As well as his own magazine, Troncy collaborates regularly with a large selection of high brow publications such as Beaux-Arts magazine, Numéro, Air France Magazine, Les Inrockuptibles, Standard Magazine, l'Officiel Homme.

Journalist on the French radio station France Culture, on the show Tout arrive ![6] in till 2012, he has since been part of the show La Dispute on the same radio station.

Curated exhibitions[edit]


  • Le colonel Moutarde dans la bibliothèque avec le chandelier – textes 1985-1998, 1998 Les presses du réel.[10]
  • Critique et théorie et Le docteur Olive dans la cuisine avec le revolver – Monographies et entretiens 1989-2002, 2002 Les presses du réel – Critique et théorie. La suite du Colonel Moutarde.
  • Coollustre, Les presses du réel – Art contemporain. Publié à l'occasion de l'exposition eponyme, ce catalogue richement illustré documente trois expositions d'Eric Troncy : Dramatically Different, Centre national d'art contemporain Le Magasin, Grenoble, 1997 ; Weather Everything, Musée de Leipzig, 1998 et Coollustre, Collection Lambert, 2003. L'ouvrage est dessiné par les graphistes M/M Paris.[11]


  1. ^ Éric Troncy "Éric Troncy est né en 1965 à Nevers et vit aujourd'hui à Dijon. Il est critique d'art, commissaire d'exposition, co-fondateur des revues Frog et Documents sur l'art, "
  2. ^ L'Oeil, revue d'art: Issues 604-606 2008 "Éric Troncy, l'un des commissaires de la dernière Biennale de Lyon"
  3. ^ Interview with Allen Ruppersberg in Bomb, Autumn 2009.
  4. ^ "Coollustre". Collection Lambert.
  5. ^ "Liste des artistes". Les presses du réel.
  6. ^ "Eric Troncy dans Tout Arrive". France Culture.
  7. ^ "Inventaire à la Troncy". Libération, Élisabeth Lebovici., 31 Juillet 2003
  8. ^ ""The Seabass" : Eric Troncy expose les artistes de demain". Les Inrockuptibles. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  9. ^ "Les expositions de la Fondation d'entreprise Ricard". Fondation d'entreprise Ricard. Archived from the original on May 11, 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  10. ^ "Eric Troncy dans Teknikart". Teknikart.
  11. ^ "M/M graphistes de Coollustre". M/M Paris.

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