15.10.2018 Centre Pompidou #art

The origins of modernity: “Le Cubisme” at Centre Pompidou

While contemporary art is on everyone’s lips FIAC coming our way, Centre Pompidou opened this week their exhibition dedicated to an art movement at the origins of modernity: cubism. A major exhibition retracing a decade (1907 – 1917) of artistic production embodied by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso (but also Marcel Duchamp, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Jean Metzinger…), “Le Cubisme” is the first exhibition dedicated to this movement in France since 1953. While cubism is often attributed to Braque and Picasso, Centre Pompidou illustrates the multiplicity (and unity) of the artists who have represented it for years. Bringing together nearly 300 works exhibited in accordance with the chronology, the exhibition also shows the diversity of this movement – which also finds links with literature. An event in itself, the exhibition was made possible thanks to loans from major institutions such as Basel’s Kunstmuseum, the Picasso National Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Until February 25, 2019.

Photos: Chantapitch Wiwatchaikamol

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