Centre Pompidou visits
Writing Matisse’s biography in novel form was the idea of French poet and writer Louis Aragon. Chapters after chapters, this podcast depicts us the adventure of this life as an artist and follows its different turns.
“I’m always leaning in the same direction but I change the course in order to get there.” Matisse
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".
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.