November 19, 2014 - Centre Pompidou-Metz - 2015 exhibition programme
November 19, 2014

2015 exhibition programme

Centre Pompidou-Metz. © Shigeru Ban Architects Europe and Jean de Gastines Architectes, with Philip Gumuchdjian for the
design of the laureate project / Metz Métropole / Centre Pompidou-Metz / Centre Pompidou-Metz / Photo: Roland Halbe.

2015 exhibition programme

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New exhibitions

Tania Mouraud: A Retrospective
March 4–October 5, 2015
Curators: Hélène Guenin, Élodie Stroecken, Curatorial Department, Centre Pompidou-Metz

Centre Pompidou-Metz presents the first world-class exhibition entirely dedicated to the French artist Tania Mouraud in collaboration with nine cultural partners in Metz. Starting in March at Centre Pompidou-Metz, the show will then encompass the city of Metz and its metropolitan area, making it an unprecedented retrospective in both scope and form.

A unique artist in a class of her own, Tania Mouraud’s work has constantly evolved since she started creating in the late 1960s, alternatively exploring multiple media: painting, installation, photography, performance, video and sound.

The first part of the exhibition covers Tania Mouraud’s career and artistic practice, from the autodafe of 1968 ending her initial pictorial years and leading to her initiation and meditation rooms of the 1970s, up through her most recent works. The exhibition highlights her tenacious career, marked by her encounters with prominent contemporary artists, as well as by her personal life story. Selected works unveil the portrait of a socially engaged artist; she is revealed through her gripping works of art.

In late June 2015, the exhibition will be extended throughout the city within the urban space and to eight partner venues presenting other aspects of Tania Mouraud’s work thus complementing the first stage of the exhibition at Centre Pompidou-Metz.

A one-year cooperation with the school for fine arts will allow students to participate in workshops.

Michel Leiris & Co.: Picasso, Miró, Giacometti, Bacon…
April 3–September 15, 2015
Curators: Marie-Laure Bernadac and Agnès de la Beaumelle, Honorary Chief Curators; Denis Hollier, Professor of Literature, French Department at New York University
Expert advisor: Jean Jamin, Directeur d’études at École des hautes études en sciences sociales, executor of Michel Leiris’ work, editor of his unpublished diary

At the crossroads of art, literature and ethnography, this exhibition dedicated to Michel Leiris (1901–90) is the first of its kind. As a prominent 20th-century intellectual, though relatively unknown, Leiris was both a poet and an autobiographical writer, as well as a professional ethnographer and very close friend of many great artists and writers of his times.

Encompassing nearly 350 works, including many masterpieces by his closest artist friends (Joan Miró, Masson, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Wifredo Lam…), this exhibition aims at shedding light upon Michel Leiris’s multi-faceted character, his passions and commitments. It equally sets out to highlight the innovative aspect of his oeuvre and the pertinence of his ideas which, at a time of globalisation and post-colonial studies, have made him an essential contemporary reference.

This cross-disciplinary exhibition provides a different perspective and approach to the artistic and intellectual history of the 20th century. It encompasses a wide range of works from Raymond Roussel to Pablo Picasso that stem from Africa, the Caribbean, Spain, Cuba and China, resulting in a poetic web of links between writing, painting, jazz and opera, trance and bullfighting, voodoo and Ethiopian possession rites, a quest for self-knowledge and the knowledge of others.

Alternating between chronological presentations and thematic clusters, the exhibition reflects current debates present in the work of contemporary artists such as Mathieu K. Abonnenc, Jean-Michel Alberola, Kader Attia, Miquel Barceló, Marcel Miracle and Camille Henrot.

Current exhibitions continuing in 2015
Simple Shapes
Until January 5, 2015
This exhibition brings to the fore our fascination with simple shapes, from prehistoric to contemporary. It also reveals how these shapes were decisive in the emergence of the Modern age.

1984–1999. The Decade
Until March 2, 2015
Last decade of a century and a millenium, the 1990s begin with a period of crisis of the institutions and ideologies. The exhibition evokes the spirit of that era, its foundations, its beauty.

Until 2016
Based entirely on loans from the collection at Centre Pompidou/Musée national d’art moderne, the Beacons  exhibition highlights a selection of masterpieces rarely shown to the public due to their monumental size.

As an extension to its exhibitions, the Centre Pompidou-Metz regularly proposes a multidisciplinary artistic programme.

Only 85 minutes via high-speed train from Paris.


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