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Le Mensuel podcasts

The Centre Pompidou’s audio-magazine  

Le Mensuel shares the museum’s news and its cultural programme, shedding light on the ways in which art is closely intertwined with society’s burning questions.


Presented by Mathilde Serrell, Le Mensuel is the original idea of the Department for Culture and Creation, which brings together the Service de la Parole and the Service Manifestations Arts et Société.

Production: Department for Culture and Creation- public division

#1. May 2020, a museum in lockdown


Welcome to the empty galleries of the Musée National d'Art Moderne, housed on levels 4 and 5 of the Centre Pompidou. During the long, exceptional closure of the museum, security officers and curators continued their efforts to look after the exhibited artworks. Embark on an exploration of this permanent but secret side of the museum. 

Presented by Mathilde Serrell, with Christope Mazeaud (Head of the Pôle Incendie of the Centre Pompidou), Bernard Blistène (Head of the Musée National d’Art Moderne), Yaël Kreplak (sociologist) and Meriem Bennani (artist). Co-produced by: @genreideal, Sulivan Clabaut, Géraldine Sarratia 

#2. Waiting for Matisse

In the second podcast of Le Mensuel, the Centre Pompidou’s magazine tells us about the preparations for the "Matisse’s work as a novel" exhibition, postponed until the autumn due to Covid-19. It is an opportunity to take a closer look at the practice of painting during lockdown and to think about the future of large-scale exhibitions, as well as contemporary aspects of Matisse’s work.  

Presented by Mathilde Serrell, with Aurélie Verdier (curator at the Mnam and manager of the "Matisse’s work as a novel" exhibition from 21 October 2020 to 22 February 2021 at the Centre Pompidou), Guy Tosatto (head of the Musée de Grenoble) and Corentin canesson (artist). 
Co-produced by: @genreideal, Sulivan Clabaut, Géraldine Sarratia; musical design: Sixième son