elles@centrepompidou – Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris





Centre Pompidou



elles@centrepompidou
Women artists in the collection of the Centre Pompidou
through Mai 24 mai 2010



The new hang of the permanent collection of the Musée National d’Art Moderne is to be entirely devoted to modern and contemporary women artists – the first time such a thing will have been done by a national museum of art.





Barbara Kruger


Barbara Kruger
Untitled (What big muscles you have !), 1986
Bandes d’auto-collant et « letraset » sur panneau d’acrylique – 152,5 x 208 cm
Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne-Centre de création industrielle
Documentation des Collections du Mnam (diffusion RMN)
Photo : Philippe Migeat, Centre Pompidou
© Droits réservés





The exhibition, drawing on one of the world’s greatest collections of modern and contemporary art, the largest in Europe, represents a vigorous affirmation of the Museum’s commitment to women artists of every nationality, across all the disciplines, returning them to their rightful place at the centre of the modern and contemporary art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Following “Big Bang” in 2005 and “Le Mouvement des Images” in 2006-2007, “elles@centrepompidou” will be the third thematic hang of the permanent collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne.

Organised chronologically and thematically, the exhibition brings together more than 500 works by more than 200 artists, from the early twentieth century to our own day.

Drawn from the historical collection, the work of such emblematic figures as Sonia Delaunay, Frida Kahlo, Dorothea Tanning, Joan Mitchell and Maria-Elena Vieira da Silva, among many others, will hang alongside the productions of major contemporary women artists, notably Sophie Calle, Annette Messager and Louise Bourgeois, all recently the subjects of monographic exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou.


Annette Messager


Annette Messager
Les Piques, 1992-1993
Installation : 125 piques en acier, 65 dessins encadrés sous verre, objets, tissu, morceaux de peluches, crayons de couleur, bas nylon, ficelle
Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne-Centre de création industrielle
Documentation des Collections du Mnam (diffusion RMN)
Photo : Philippe Migeat, Centre Pompidou
© ADAGP, Paris, 2009

Niki de Saint Phalle


Niki de Saint Phalle
La Mariée ou Eva Maria, 1963
Grillage, plâtre, dentelle encollée, jouets divers peints – 222 x 200 x 100 cm
Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne-Centre de création industrielle
Documentation des Collections du Mnam (diffusion RMN)
Photo : Philippe Migeat, Centre Pompidou
© 2009 Niki Charitable Art Foundation / ADAGP, Paris 2009





Within the exhibition, women artists will speak for themselves, with their observations on their own work cited in the extended labels, while the wall texts are given over to the reflections of women writers, philosophers, novelists and historians. Many of the artists will also address the public directly, in talks and discussions.

The Centre Pompidou’s multidisciplinary programme of accompanying events will consider in greater breadth and depth the various fields of culture that women have made their own over the last century, looking at literature and theory, dance and cinema.

A dedicated audio-guide has been produced, offering the public an informed introduction to the exhibition. A 380-page catalogue is to be published by Éditions du Centre Pompidou, in French and English versions. This will include several essays and a chronology of women’s art over the past century.


Gloria Friedmann


Gloria Friedmann
Suspension, 1980
Photographie, aggloméré, bois stratifié, fonte, tendeur de bicyclette – 100 x 359,5 x 6,5 cm
Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne-Centre de création industrielle
Photo : Documentation des Collections du Mnam (diffusion RMN)
© ADAGP, Paris, 2009


    Website

A radically innovative website, centred on an interactive plan of the exhibition, will feature all the accompanying events, as well as offering newly commissioned film-portraits of artists and an interactive timeline: http://elles.centrepompidou.fr.




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2 Responses to “elles@centrepompidou – Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris”

  1. Elles@thePompidou saw this with school pupils who were shocked but loved it. They were itching to get back and do ART.

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