Parvis du Centre Pompidou-Metz
As part of ''Painting the Night"; Centre Pompidou-Metz has invited Harold Ancart to produce a monumental painting, close to fourteen metres long andfive metres high,for thewindow of Galerie 1. Ancart has imagined an enigmatic painting-landscape: a sign that can be seen Jrom the plaza in front of the Centre, visible by day but truly coming to life when lit at night, when it becomes a stimulus for the imagination. Ancart's work transitions between minimalist and exuberant, figurative and abstract, drawing and painting. He evokes a paradise Lost, or a prophetic future. ln a world without people, skies tum black and the horizon recedes Jrom view. Forms suggesting tropical plants spring up in the foreground like sentinels on the alertas night draws ever closer.