The Centre Pompidou is Staging an Original Exhibition 'Prehistory. A Modern Enigma'

Monday, June 17, 2019
The Centre Pompidou is Staging an Original Exhibition 'Prehistory. A Modern Enigma'

The Centre Pompidou is presenting the ties uniting prehistory with modern and contemporary art within the exhibition 'Prehistory. A Modern Enigma' . How, in the great period of crisis called «modernity», first artists, then society as a whole, felt drawn to their «origins» and how a fantasy vision was built up of «what preceded History».

Image: Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow, « BC-AD; contemporary flint tool design » © Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow © Centre Pompidou, Mnam/Cci, photo : Audrey Laurans / Dist. Rmn-Gp

 

The Centre Pompidou is staging an original exhibition presenting the ties uniting prehistory with modern and contemporary art.


How, in the great period of crisis called «modernity», first artists, then society as a whole, felt drawn to their «origins» and how a fantasy vision was built up of «what preceded History».

 

Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow, « BC-AD; contemporary flint tool design » © Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow © Centre Pompidou, Mnam/Cci, photo : Audrey Laurans / Dist. Rmn-Gp

 

It reveals that some of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st century were haunted by the question of «prehistory»: Picasso, Miró but also Cézanne, Klee, Giacometti, Ernst, Beuys, Klein, Dubuffet, Louise Bourgeois, Marguerite Duras, Robert Smithson, and, among our contemporaries, Giuseppe Penone, Miquel Barceló, Marguerite Humeau, Pierre Huyghe, Dove Allouche, and others.

 

Until 16 September, 2019

Centre pompidou, Gallery 1, Paris

 

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