Centre Pompidou

Tadao Ando at the Centre Pompidou: Jean Nouvel and Renzo Piano tell all

Tadao Ando Tadao Ando, Jean Nouvel Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando IMG_0537 Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando The ultra-famous Japanese architect and winner of the Pritzker Prize , Tadao Ando (born in 1941) possesses an uncommon grace. He doesn’t […]

David Goldblatt: A tribute to the great South African photographer who has just passed away

David Goldblatt David Goldblatt David Goldblatt David Goldblatt David Goldblatt David Goldblatt David Goldblatt David Goldblatt David Goldblatt David Goldblatt The South African photographer David Goldblatt, born in 1930, died on 25 June. I met this exceptional man at his home in Johannesburgh. He was both humble and humanistic, and  had long been involved in the […]

David Hockney retrospective at the Pompidou: painting for pleasure, first and foremost

JBH Reports (David Hockney studio did not allow photos or videos in the exhibition even for journalists ) There are artists who dream about pictorial revolutions and there are those who celebrate easel painting as it has always been. Painting has its great adventurers, those who opt for different mediums like transparent materials instead of […]

Walker Evans in Paris then San Francisco: the photographer who anticipated Pop Art

Walker Evans Walker Evans Walker Evans Walker Evans Walker Evans The tragedy of great artists is their far-sightedness means they’re often misunderstood. Take the American photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975), one of the very big names in world photography, someone who in the 1930s was throwing himself into a new genre we refer to nowadays as ‘vernacular photography’. During […]

René Magritte: an exceptional show at Pompidou helps to rediscover the surrealist 

René Magritte René Magritte René Magritte René Magritte René Magritte René Magritte René Magritte René Magritte ‘This is not a pipe’. It appears on t-shirts, mugs, and in advertising slogans and has become the biggest cliché  of modern art. René Magritte (1898-1967), who painted the pipe in 1929 accompanied by the famous line ‘ceci n’est pas…’ […]

Russian contemporary art: Suffocating in Moscow but valued in Paris with a donation to the Pompidou

Monroe (not in Kollektsia collection) Ilya Kabakov Yuri Avakumov Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, Valery Katsuba Boris Orlov Olga Sviblova in a Vladimir Mironenko work Andrei Monastyrsky Sergei Bugaev (Afrika) Mikhail Roshal Fedorov Sergei Bugaev (Afrika) Oleg Kotelnikov Nikolay Kozlov Vadim Zakharov In this cynical and individualistic world we live in, acts of generosity always cause surprise. The […]

The Beat Generation: a rush of subversive pleasure at the Pompidou Centre

Wallace Berman by Jack Kerouac William Burroughs Jack Kerouac Bruce Conner Bryan Gysin room From Jack Kerouac Philippe-Alain Michaud Jean-Jacques Lebel Jean-Jacques Lebel Art by authors is the big thing right now. The Palais de Tokyo in Paris is placing Michel Houellebecq’s uneven photography in the spotlight. Galerie du Passage is exhibiting  the french writer Francoise […]

The Confessions of Anselm Kiefer, the Star of Painting

Anselm Kiefer By Anselm Kiefer By Anselm Kiefer By Anselm Kiefer By Anselm Kiefer Anselm Kiefer By Anselm Kiefer Anselm Kiefer was born in Germany in March 1945, and he will never get over it. His entire oeuvre is steeped in the idea of war, ruin and violence, combined in clever doses with literature that […]

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