Centre Pompidou Visits

Guided audio tours through the exhibitions and permanent collection

Exhibition « Global(e) Resistance »

A special moment with the curators of the exhibition. Decolonizing the museum, art as an act of resistance, censorship and the artists’ commitments are some of the themes addressed in this podcast.

With the participation of Christine Macel, Head of Department of Contemporary and Prospective Creation, Yung Ma, guest curator in the Department of Contemporary and Prospective Creation  and Alicia Knock, curator in the Department of Contemporary and Prospective Creation at the Centre Pompidou.
Musical excerpts: Lena Lesca, Abdoulaye Cissé.
Video excerpts: Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez Pena, "The Couple in the Cage", Renée Green, "Partially Buried".

Exhibition « Christo et Jeanne-Claude. Paris ! »

In this exclusive interview, Christo answers our questions about his artistic debut in Paris, his working process, the adventure of the wrapping of the Pont-Neuf and the concept of the Documentation Exhibition.

Production: Guilhem Clarisse, Centre Pompidou – Voice-over: Florian Hutter – Music design : Sixième Son

New circuit in the collections

Texte New circuit in the collections

Otto Dix, « Bildnis der Journalistin Sylvia von Harden (Portrait de la journaliste Sylvia von Harden) », 1926


As cornerstones of the Centre Pompidou, the VIPS, or Very Important Pieces, have been created by artists with unrestrained, passionate personalities, and unique life experiences.
This podcast features conversations between a journalist and a guide, for you to enjoy a special moment, as you contemplate each masterpiece. 

Exhibition « Christian Boltanski »

Immerse yourself in Christian Boltanski’s words, while exploring notions that are essential to his art. This podcast is based on excerpts from two interviews that the artist gave in 1992 and 2018.

Production: Vincent Gaultier, Centre Pompidou – Interviews excerpts: Signalement, 1992, Jean-Pierre Salgas, directed by Michelle Porte for La revue parlée du Centre Pompidou / Collège de France Seminar, 2018, Antoine Compagnon, directed by Bernard Isseni – Voice-over: Florian Hutter – Music design: Sixième Son

Exhibition « Bacon. Books and Painting »

An immersion in Francis Bacon’s poetic world and sources of literary inspiration, with readings from the texts whose atmosphere and imagery shaped the paintings.

Produced by: Centre Pompidou – Literary extracts: T.S. Eliot, Georges Bataille, Joseph Conrad, Eschyle, Michel Leiris, Friedrich Nietzsche – Voices: Jean-Marc Barr and Anna Hiddleston-Galloni– Text: Didier Ottinger – Music design: Sixième Son

Exhibition « Dora Maar »

Today, an investigation about Dora Maar, photographer and painter, who was active in the artistic movements and political fights of her time.

Realised by: Jean-Claude Taki – Written by: Céline Delavaux – Voices: Elina Löwensohn and Marc Barbé – Sound design: Fabrice Naud – Musical design: Sixième Son

Exhibition « Prehistory, A Modern Enigma »

A conversation on the depth of time that unsettles certainties and provides a new perspective on contemporary and modern artworks.

Direction: Jean-Claude Taki - Text: Céline Delavaux - Voices: Elina Löwensohn and Marc Barbé - Sound editing: Fabrice Naud - Musical design: Sixième Son

Exhibition « Vasarely. Sharing Forms »

Follow the exhibition curators as they take you on a journey to explore the sources of inspiration, creative spaces and main principles behind Vasarely’s work.

Text and Voices: Mathilde Marchand, Arnauld Pierre - Sound editing: Fabrice Naud - Recording: Ivan Gariel

Exhibition « Bernard Frize »

Bernard Frize reviews his retrospective exhibition, «Without Remorse». He also discusses his relationship with the daily work he loves: painting in his studio. Lastly, he talks about his pictorial research: it is never-ending and constantly turned towards the next painting.

(in french)

Credit: Le Bruit de l'art

Exhibition « Ernest Mancoba »

Ernest Mancoba was an artist, writer and thinker whose life spanned the whole of the 20th century.

With Alicia Knock, curator

(in french)

Production: Victoria Le Boloc'h and Florian Champagne – Musical design: Sixième son

Exhibition « Takesada Matsutani »

An unprecedented tribute to Takesada Matsutani’s original artistic adventure.

With Christine Macel, curator

(in french)

Production: Victoria le Boloc’h and Florian Champagne – Musical design : Sixième Son – Recording: Antoine Dahan

Tour through the collections

Presentation of Modern Collection (1905-1965)

Bart van der Leck, « Compositie n°3 », 1916 © Adagp, Paris 2015. photo : Ph. Migeat - Centre Pompidou, Mnam-Cci / Dist. Rmn-Gp

Discover or rediscover fifteen major works from the modern and contemporary art collection. Gain greater perspective on the creative backdrop for these works through an insightful approach based on small detail.

Text: Olivier Liron – Musical composition: Théophile Demarcq – Voices: Jocelyne Desverchère, Olivier Liron, Olivier Martinaud – Musical design: Sixième Son

Galleries of the 20th century

This visit showcases the new “file-rooms” located on Level 5 of the Museum and dedicated to the major art dealers who were active in France between 1905 and 1970.

(in french)

Production: Victoria Le Boloch and Florian Champagne  – Musical design: Sixième Son

Exhibition in the Museum « Meeting Points »

The fruit of the first season of the Centre Pompidou Accélérations fund, this unique exhibition presents seven works to be added to the Centre Pompidou collections, created by seven artists in residence in partner companies.

Interview with Frédéric Paul, curator.

(in french)

Production: Iris Ouedraogo/Louie Media – Musical design: Sixième Son

Views of Paris

Enjoy the breathtaking view from the 6th floor of Centre Pompidou and embark on a journey filled with humour and suspense as you investigate Paris and its monuments. Follow Detective Maxwell and his loyal assistant Marconi and discover the history behind these famous Parisian sites. 

Text: Pierre Senges – Production: Laure Egoroff – Voices: Laurent Lederer, Philippe Magnan


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