Lines – a brief history
Until April 1, 2013
Lines – a brief history takes an original view of drawing and lines from 1925 to the present day.
Inspired by the eponymous book by the social anthropologist Tim Ingold, the exhibition expands the definition of drawing to consider how lines form part of our daily lives and environment.
It builds on an important body of works from the Department of Drawings at Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne. Some 80 artists are represented, from Vasily Kandinsky to Dove Allouche, with works by Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Vera Molnár and Giuseppe Penone.
Views from above
May 18–October 7, 2013
Views from above considers how the vertical view, from the first aerial photographs of the 19th century to the satellite images of Google Earth, has transformed artists’ perception.
Some 400 works spanning painting, drawing, photography, film, architectural models, installations and publications, by over 160 artists including Camille Pissarro, Robert Delaunay, Kasimir Malevitch, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Klee, Margaret Bourke-White, Sam Francis, Robert Smithson, Harun Farocki and Zoe Leonard offer a new perspective on modern and contemporary art.
Sol LeWitt as a collector. An artist and his artists
April 19–July 29, 2013
Focusing mainly on works on paper, often acquired through trade rather than purchase, the exhibition—organized in close collaboration with the LeWitt Collection (Chester, Connecticut)—presents an unprecedented ensemble culled from the artist’s exceptional private collection.
Allen Ginsberg / Beat Generation
May 31–September 9, 2013
Centre Pompidou-Metz presents the entire Saga of the Beat Generation, via the manuscripts, books, films, photos, live performances of Allen Ginsberg and his associates in a large-scale digital exhibition, the first of its kind. This multimedia “dematerialized” show will occur simultaneously in four separate European institutions:
Fresnoy-Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing (France),
Champs Libres in Rennes (France),
ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (Germany),
Hans Richter: Encounters
September 28, 2013–February 2014
Centre Pompidou-Metz stages the first exhibition in France of the drawings, paintings and films of Hans Richter (1888–1976), the “man of a thousand faces.”
Organised in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hans Richter: Encounters will examine Richter’s fascinating career as both an innovator and an artist who thrived on collaborative practice.
Photographers, stars and artists
October 9, 2013–March 2014
The “paparazzi phenomenon” is the subject of an unprecedented exhibition at Centre Pompidou-Metz. In an age when gossip magazines are a thriving industry, Paparazzi! sets out to define a paparazzi aesthetic.
Through some 700 works and documents, visitors come eye-to-eye with half a century of photographs of stars.
Still showing in 2013
Sol LeWitt. Wall Drawings from 1968 to 2007
Until July 29, 2013
Thirty-three wall drawings by the American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt (1928–2007), the largest group ever exhibited in Europe, span the artist’s entire career from his early grids to his final Scribbles.
Until March 18, 2013
Pablo Picasso’s largest work, his magnificent stage curtain for the ballet Parade, is at the centre of a documentary-exhibition.
Daniel Buren, Écho d’échos: from above, work in situ
Until spring 2013
Daniel Buren has created a monumental work, highlighting and magnifying Centre Pompidou-Metz’s wooden roof structure.
Until February 25, 2013
More than two hundred photographs from Frac Lorraine (the contemporary art collection of the Lorraine region) are shown in a space plunged into darkness.
Centre Pompidou-Metz © Shigeru Ban Architects Europe and Jean de Gastines Architectes, with Philip Gumuchdjian for the design stage of the winning competition project / Metz Métropole / Centre Pompidou-Metz / Photo Philippe Gisselbrecht.