Modern Couples

ExhibitionsModern Couples

From 28th April to 20th August 2018

Locations : Galerie 2 , Galerie 3
Category : Exhibitions
Public : All ages

Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar, the Delaunay’s, Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray and Lee Miller, the Eames’s are some of the around forty artist couples showcased in this important cross-topical exhibition organized by Centre Pompidou-Metz in collaboration with Barbican Centre, London. With a comprehensive mix of visual arts, architecture, design, cinema, and literature from the first half of the twentieth century, this show displays master-pieces, including some one hundred from Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne and from international prestigious collections.

This exihibition looks into creative pair-work and the mechanisms of an artistic companionship: does each approach dissolve into one, are they complementary or do they oppose each other? Here, are explored the creative processes and artistic approaches which interact and evolve within the intimacy of a twosome to give us a broader understanding of Art History and the soul and fringes of its essential movements. The very idea of modernity, as impacted by social, artistic and technical evolutions, is reviewed here through the prism of the couple.

Curated by Emma Lavigne, Jane Alison, Elia Biezunski and Cloé Pitiot.
Assistant Curator: Pauline Créteur

Exhibition organized by Centre Pompidou-Metz in collaboration with Barbican Centre, London.

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Patron of the exhibition :

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With the support of :

Artcurial, for the Charles and Ray Eames section
Artek oy, Helsinki, for the Aïno and Alvar Aalto section
Pierre Frey, for the presentation of Elise Djo-Bourgeois and Djo Bourgeois' artworks
FABA - Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, for the presentation of Dora Maar and Pablo Picasso's artworks