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Always on the move, like the Centre Pompidou itself, the Museum regularly renews the hanging of its rooms and walls to exhibit, alongside the permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, its new acquisitions, artists or works that have remained on the fringes of art history, to share new critical readings… to arouse and awaken new views. 

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Permanent collection

The collection

Modern collection: Level 5

Contemporary collection: Level 4

 

The Musée national d'art moderne-Centre de création industrielle offers one of the most comprehensive overviews of 20th and 21st century art history:

  • on level 5, the founding episodes of modern art from 1905 to 1965, including the avant-garde movements
  • on level 4, contemporary works produced from the 1960s onwards, including the most forward-looking pieces, as well as monumental and immersive installations.

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The selection of works presented in the museum is regularly renewed. 
Some rooms may be temporarily closed during these hanging periods. 
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Temporary presentations

Temporary presentations in the Museum are all accessible

with a "Collection" ticket or a "Exhibition + Collection" ticket.
 

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Ilya et Emilia Kabakov

À partir du 22 mai 2024

Niveau 4, salles 17 et 20

 

Figure tutélaire de l’école conceptualiste soviétique, Ilya Kabakov (1933-2023) débute sa carrière artistique dans l’underground moscovite. Puisant dans l’absurdisme littéraire comme dans les rares échos du pop art en URSS, ses dessins, tableaux et albums révèlent, sous une apparente trivialité, une critique implicite de la société totalitaire. Dès le début des années 1980, il conçoit en duo avec Emilia – qui devient son épouse en 1992 – des installations et des œuvres pour l’espace public. S'inscrivant dans la lignée explicitement romantique de l’« œuvre d’art totale », et traversées par une attention profonde à la condition humaine, celles-ci le font aussitôt connaître à l’étranger. 

Hommage à l'artiste disparu il y a un an, cet accrochage présente une sélection d'œuvres issues de ses collections, dont une installation inédite, Two Times (2020). 

 


Hommage à l'artiste Ilya Kabakov

Une table-ronde en présence de Emilia Kabakov, Bernard Blistène, Jean-Hubert Martin, Robert Storr et Vadim Zakharov

22 mai, 19h-21h


Hommage à Andrea Branzi
Le règne des vivants

14 mai 2024 – 14 octobre 2024

Niveau 4, salles 27 et 28

 

Architecte, designer, théoricien, Andrea Branzi (1938, Florence – 2023, Milan) est une figure majeure de l’histoire du design et de l’architecture. Un ensemble d’œuvres du créateur – notamment la série de maquettes Dolmen (2014) et une installation inédite Bamboo Interior Wood (2023) – est mis en lumière au sein de la collection. L’occasion de revenir sur la singularité de son travail.


Roberta González

2 avril – 9 mars 2025

Niveau 5, salle 18

 

Fille du sculpteur espagnol Julio González, Roberta González (1909-1976) naît à Paris dans un milieu artistique, grandit à Montparnasse, enclave catalane fréquentée par Pablo Picasso, se marie en 1939 avec le peintre abstrait Hans Hartung. Ses recherches plastiques dialoguent avec celles de son père ou de son mari. Ce n'est qu'après-guerre que son style s'affirme et qu'elle connaît ses premiers succès personnels, jusqu'à emporter en 1949 une mention au prix Hallmark qui lui permet d'exposer aux États-Unis et en Amérique latine.


Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Sonia et Robert Delaunay. Correspondances

3 avril – 9 septembre 2024

Niveau 4, salle 34

 

Conçue en partenariat avec la Fondation Calouste-Gulbenkian de Lisbonne, cette exposition explore les liens, tant amicaux qu’artistiques, que Robert et Sonia Delaunay ont entretenus avec le peintre portugais Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1887-1918). Après leur rencontre en 1911, les trois artistes se fréquentent régulièrement, d’abord à Paris puis au Portugal à partir de 1915. Articulé en deux volets se répondant symétriquement, le parcours présente les œuvres des trois artistes, de leurs débuts jusqu’à la fin de la Première guerre mondiale, en faisant apparaître à la fois leurs préoccupations communes et leurs disparités.

 

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Ronan Bouroullec
Resonance

28 February — 23 September 2024

Level 4, room 33


Fred Forest and Information Technology
Archives of Video and Digital Projects

24 January – 22 July 2024

Level 4, "Espace des collections film, vidéo, son et œuvres numériques"

 

Fred Forest, a pioneer of video and one of the very first artists in France to embrace it, has dedicated his career to exploring mass media technologies. A professor of information science and communication, with a PhD from the Sorbonne, he is one of the founders of the Collectif d’Art Sociologique (Sociological Art Collective) and the Esthétique de la communication (Aesthetics of communication). While developing his initial knowledge of networks working as an inspector of post and telecommunications, he used video as early as 1967, extending his practice also to press, radio, telematic networks, net art, virtual reality and NFTs.

With deliberately provocative actions conducted before a large audience, his work questions how these technologies transform our social and media environment. His participative experiments, such as the one presented in this exhibition La Banque du pied (The Foot Bank) (2023), overturn the relationship between media and spectators, urging the latter to see themselves not as passive receivers of information but as players of their own design. Fred Forest thus explores the artistic and emancipatory potential of communication technologies and the limits of the power relations they establish with individuals.

 

Based on many actions in France and internationally, this exhibition presents an ensemble of archives of this work which, since the 1960s, has systematically accompanied the evolution of new media.


    Philippe Thomas

    23 November 2023 – 1st April 2024

    Level 4, rooms 21, 21bis and 22

     

    Philippe Thomas (1951-1995) was a key figure in the conceptualist movement of the 1980s and the early 1990s. Inspired by the artistic and literary avant-gardes, he used a variety of mediums in an in-depth appraisal of the "art system".


    Idols
    Dialogue between ancient and modern

    18 October 2023 – 10 March 2025

    Level 5, room 5

     

    Many 20th century artists – such as Alberto Giacometti, Brassaï, Jean Arp, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska ou Constantin Brancusi – were fascinated by archaic statuettes with their pure forms. In them they found a universal language that cornes down through the millennia, and a source of inspiration for their own works in a technical (direct carving) and aesthetic (whiteness, geometry, polished) perspective.

    This dialogue between modern art and Antiquity benefits from exceptional loans by the Louvre Museum.


    Outsider Art
    Donated by Bruno Decharme

    Permanent display

    Level 5, walkway 9

     

    30 January – 17 September 2024

    Langage at work

    Level 4, room 5

     

    In 2021, Bruno Decharme donated an astonishing body of outsider art, including nearly a thousand works from his collection, to the Centre Pompidou. The museum regularly updates themed presentations on Levels 4 and 5 to gradually reveal this major collection to the public. 

     


    The concurrent new series of monthly meetings "AB/CP - Art Brut au Centre Pompidou" (Outsider Art at the Centre Pompidou) provides an opportunity to explore the full riches of this collection, with contributions by specialists and the presentation of films, readings and creations.


    Donated by Florence and Daniel Guerlain

    From 21 June 2023

    Level 4, room 7

     

    In 2012, collectors Florence and Daniel Guerlain donated some 1,200 drawings to the Musée national d’art moderne. They have since continued to demonstrate great generosity, donating several works by the winners of the drawing award they initiated. The Centre Pompidou is exhibiting some 30 pieces that now enhance its Cabinet d'Art Graphique to the point of transforming its very physiognomy.

    To prepare or extend your museum visit