“We don’t have a choice, the building is suffering,” said Serge Lasvignes, the museum’s president, of the €200 million renovation.
The Charm and Conviction of a Christo and Jeanne-Claude Exhibition
The show at the Pompidou Center demonstrates that the artists’ reputation as “ephemeral architects” or “temporary monument” makers is incomplete, if not altogether incorrect.
The Unsparing Pages of Francis Bacon
Almost 30 years after his death, the unabated edginess of Bacon’s paintings, and the dark literary sources informing them, put the lie to our self-mythologizing.
A Look Inside Centre Pompidou’s Recent Partnership With Shanghai’s West Bund Museum
With this collaboration, the French have a foothold in Shanghai and should focus less on disseminating “expertise” and more on opportunities to learn.
Dora Maar, More than a Surrealist Muse
The Centre Pompidou’s Dora Maar honors Picasso’s famous muse for the pivotal part she clearly, and often daringly, played in the establishment of the European avant-garde.
Dora Maar’s Seductive Surrealism
Maar’s photographic experiments reject the pretense of naturalism in straightforward photography and attempt to achieve something much deeper than resemblance.
Isidore Isou’s Radical Quest to Reinvent Language
A sweeping retrospective at the Centre Pompidou surveys the work of the Romanian-born artist who founded the avant-garde Letterism movement in 1940s France.
24 Hours Watching DAU, the Most Ambitious Film Project of All Time
What started as a biopic of Soviet physicist Lev Landau ballooned into a years-long Ukrainian social experiment involving thousands of amateur actors. The resulting 13 feature films are now screening for the first time.
The Complete History of Cubism in One Blockbuster Exhibition
The first exhibition devoted to Cubism in France since 1953 illustrates how the radical art movement shattered western pictorial conventions.
Jeff Koons Faces Fines After Being Found Guilty of Plagiarism (Again)
The artist must pay nearly $170,000 to the creator of a 1985 ad campaign that he copied for the 1988 statue, “Fait d’hiver.” This is just one of five copyright infringement lawsuits from the artist’s Banality series.
Sound Artist Ryoji Ikeda Visualizes Big Data
Ryoji Ikeda’s overwhelming sound and video installations, exhibited at Centre Pompidou, evoke the totalitarian grip that Big Data holds on our daily lives.
The Radical Early Works of French Artist-Activist Jean-Jacques Lebel
A retrospective at Centre Pompidou features the eclectic early works of the artist, poet, political activist and scholar who spearheaded the European wing of the “happening” movement.