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Matisse, like a novel

21 October 2020 - 22 February 2021

 Temporary Exhibition 

Gallery 1, level 6


On the occasion of the hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954), the Centre Pompidou pays homage to him with the exhibition "Matisse, comme un roman" [Like a novel], with more than two hundred and thirty works and seventy documents and archives.


A chronological tour in nine chapters traces the beginnings of the young artist, who came late to painting in the 1890s, to the complete liberation of line and colour with the cut-up gouaches he made in the twilight of his days. 


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Galleries of the 20th century. 2nd part

22 October 2020 - 14 September 2021

 Exhibition in the museum 

Museum, level 5


The Centre Pompidou continues its homage to the great dealers in modern and contemporary art active in France from 1905 to the end of the 1960s, with a second cycle of the "Galleries of the 20th century" hanging.

Dedicated this year to nine new gallery owners, from Léonce Rosenberg to Claude Givaudan, this rich and eclectic overview extends over seven file-rooms and three crossways of the Museum. 


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Global(e) Resistance

29 July 2020 - 4 January 2021

 Exhibition in the museum 


Graphic arts Gallery, Museum Gallery, Gallery 0 - Museum, level 4


The "Global(e) Resistance" exhibition reveals for the first time the works of more than sixty artists brought together in the course of the last decade, a majority coming from the South (Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America) and adopts the ambition of examining contemporary resistance strategies.  

"Global(e) Resistance" also poses theoretical questions ranging from the articulation of aesthetics and politics to the museum's own relationship with politics, in the worlds of art. 


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Martin Barré

14 October 2020 - 5 April 2021

 Temporary Exhibition 
Gallery 3, level 1


Considered to be one of the most important abstract painters of the second half of the 20th century, Martin Barré is the subject of a major retrospective in the Centre Pompidou.

The exhibition, which brings together sixty-six paintings ranging from 1955 to 1992, twelve of which come from the twenty canvases figuring in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, presents the main sequences in his work and their specific logic.


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Prix Marcel Duchamp 2020

7 October 2020 - 5 April 2021

 Temporary exhibition 

Gallery 4, level 1

The Prix Marcel Duchamp, which was instituted in 2000 to highlight the creative profusion of the French artistic scene, sets out to distinguish the most representative artists of their generation and promote, on an international level, the diversity of practices currently at work in France.

Discover the nominees of the 2020 edition: Alice Anderson, Enrique Ramírez, Kapwani Kiwanga et Hicham Berrada.


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Dust: The Plates of the Present

20 October 2020 - 8 March 2021

 Free temporary exhibition 

Photography Gallery, level –1


"Dust: The Plates of the Present" is a photographic installation made between 2013 and 2018 at the initiative of Thomas Fougeirol, the French painter, and Jo-eyTang, the American artist and curator. Together they invited each of one hundred and twenty-four artists – visual artists, musicians, writers and video-makers of a variety of nationalities – to produce a series of eight photograms in an improvised dark room in Ivry-sur-Seine. Dust is a grandiose collective work that pays homage to a rapidly disappearing form of image. 


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Neither Swan nor Moon 

7 October 2020 - 1February 2021

 Temporary exhibition in the museum 

Focus room - Museum, level 5

Mainly photographic, the exhibition also introduces some magnificent examples of pictorial abstraction from the 1960s and 1970s with the canvases of Josef Sima, Vaclav Boštík or the pastels of Karel Malich. Presenting the works of some twenty artists, the "Ni cygnet ni lune" [Neither Swan nor Moon] exhibition thus affords a vision that is both different from and complements the best known European avant-garde.


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Catherine Meurisse. Life in drawing

30 September 2020 - 25 January 2021

 Free temporary exhibition at the Library Bpi  

Bpi, level 2


In collaboration with the International Comics Festival of Angouleme, the Public Information Library (Bpi) is presenting an exhibition devoted to Catherine Meurisse.

As an artist, caricaturist, illustrator, screen writer and reporter, Catherine Meurisse is a prolific artist. Like Claire Bretécher and Riad Sattouf, she captures the world in action. As the first comics artist to be appointed to the Academy of Fine Arts, Catherine Meurisse has enabled the 9th art to enter the Institut de France. It is therefore an appropriate time to review her career.  


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Coming soon

Hito Steyerl

3 February - 7 June 2021

 Temporary Exhibition 

Gallery 2, level 6


L’œuvre de l’artiste allemande Hito Steyerl (née en 1966 à Munich) se développe depuis le tournant des années 2010 sous la forme d’installations vidéo et multimédia immersives, attachées à un esprit de recherche et d’expérimentation. Mêlant satire et essai critique, elle questionne le pouvoir d’emprise des nouvelles technologies sur le spectateur.

L'exposition propose de découvrir quelques-unes de ses œuvres majeures, ainsi qu'une production inédite qui prend pour point de départ l'architecture même du Centre Pompidou.


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Alice Neel

Delayed in 2022

 Temporary Exhibition 
Gallery 4, level 1


Traversant les périodes de l'abstraction, du Pop Art, de l'art minimal et conceptuel, l'artiste américaine Alice Neel (1900-1984) est toujours restée à contre-courant des avant-gardes et fidèle à une figuration très personnelle.


La rétrospective que lui consacre le Centre Pompidou propose de redécouvrir son œuvre à travers deux thèmes majeurs : la lutte des classes et la lutte des sexes. Elle met en lumière l'engagement politique et social d'une artiste pour laquelle l'acte de peindre est fondamentalement recherche de vérité. 


Elles font l'abstraction

5 May - 23 August 2021

 Temporary Exhibition 


Gallery 1, level 6


L’histoire des apports des artistes femmes à l’abstraction à travers 106 artistes et plus de 500 œuvres datées des années 1860 aux années 1980.

« Elles font l’abstraction » donne l’occasion de découvrir des artistes qui constituent des découvertes tant pour les spécialistes que pour le grand public. L'exposition valorise le travail de nombre d’entre elles souffrant d’un manque de visibilité et de reconnaissance au-delà des frontières de leur pays. Elle se concentre sur les parcours d’artistes, parfois injustement éclipsées de l’histoire de l’art, en revenant sur leur apport spécifique à l’histoire de l’abstraction.


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