DOUCET Louis

Louis DOUCET
 
LD

Cynorrhodon – FALDAC
macparis
Espace d’art Chaillioux

Born in 1949 in Dives-sur-Mer (14)
Lives and works in Paris (75) and Hillion (22)


 
 
CONTACT
louis.doucet@cynorrhodon.org
www.cynorrhodon.org

 
BIOGRAPHY
Louis Doucet is a Mining Civil Engineer and holds a PhD degree from Imperial College (London). For nearly 50 years, he has been active as a manager of major private corporations, a collector of contemporary art, a teacher, a writer, an exhibition curator, an art critic, an art book publisher, and a consultant to artists. He is president and co-founder of the non-profit association Cynorrhodon – FALDAC for the promotion of contemporary visual arts creation: www.cynorrhodon.org. He is vice-president and treasurer of the non-profit association mac2000/macparis, which organizes two yearly contemporary art events in Paris: www.macparis.org. He is co-curator of the Espace d’art Chaillioux in Fresnes: www.art-fresnes94.fr. For 19 years, he had been contributing to the curating program of the Galerie du Haut-Pavé, a non-profit association whose mission has been to promote young contemporary art for over 65 years: www.haut-pave.org. Since 2012, he has been publishing a monthly letter, Le poil à gratter…, with more than 25,000 subscribers and regular readers, entirely dedicated to the promotion and defence of contemporary visual arts creation.

 
CURATORIAL APPROACH
His main objective is to ensure the promotion of contemporary visual arts creation in all its diversity, beyond the mainstream fashion trends, by favouring original and earnest creative approaches, with a particular, but not exclusive, focus on young audiences. He is more specifically interested in the creators of expressive works, whatever they may speak of, aimed at audiences of our time. Hismottois: Art against barbarism.

 
EXHIBITIONS

2018
La photographie et ses dérives (in collaboration), Espace d’art Chaillioux, Fresnes.
http://www.art-fresnes94.fr/Catalogues.html

Dessins I (in collaboration), Espace d’art Chaillioux, Fresnes.
http://www.art-fresnes94.fr/Catalogues.html

Dessin – Violences et passions du papier (in collaboration), Galerie 604, Busan, Corée.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?Busan.html

Relectures (in collaboration), Espace d’art Chaillioux, Fresnes.
http://www.art-fresnes94.fr/Catalogues.html

Diversités (in collaboration), Espace d’art Chaillioux, Fresnes.
http://www.art-fresnes94.fr/Catalogues.html

2016-2017
Douze mois de passion, Le Point-Virgule, Langueux.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?popupCATA.html?12

2016-2018
Les choses importantes (in collaboration), traveling exhibition.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?popupCATA.html?Guias

2015
TR♀IS, Galerie Olivier Nouvellet, Paris.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?popupCATA.html?11

CorpssporC, Fondation Christian & Yvonne Zervos, Vézelay.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?popupCATA.html?09

Next Minute Tourism (in collaboration), Château de Beaumanoir, Évran.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?popupCATA.html?10

2014
Collectionner, Mayor of the VIIIth district of Paris.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?popupCATA.html?08

Détournement et recyclage, Maison des Bonheur, Magny-les-Hameaux.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?popupCATA.html?07

Regards croisés – Max Lanci × Christian Lefèvre, La Ferme du Mousseau, Élancourt.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?popupCATA.html?05

Regard sur la jeune abstraction contemporaine, Galerie Le Corbusier, Trappes-en-Yvelines.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?popupCATA.html?04

Daniel Pincham-Phipps – Les mutations du regard, Mezzanine de l’’Hôtel de Ville, Guyancourt.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?popupCATA.html?06

Du mot à l’image au mot, Maison de la Poésie, Guyancourt.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?popupCATA.html?03

Mythes en abîme, Élancourt, Commanderie des Templiers.
http://www.cynorrhodon.org/Main.html?popupCATA.html?02