Centre Pompidou

Les Promesses du passé

14 Apr - 19 Jul 2010

Tournage du film NP 77 de Nesa Paripovic
© Photo de Goranka Matic / Collections du Mnam

April 14 2010 - July 19 2010
11h00 - 21h00

Galerie sud
Espace 315

12€, tarif réduit 9€ / Forfait donnant accès à toutes les expositions temporaires et aux collections du musée

Crossing nations and generations, Promises from the past presents the work of fifty artists, many of them from Central and Eastern Europe.

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, the exhibition looks at Europe's old East/West divide, and challenges the idea of art history as something linear and continuous.

The Centre Pompidou thus hopes to introduce the public to artists whose artistic work and choice of subject matter have marked their countries of origin, and explain the salient influence of the tutelary figures of Central and Eastern Europe on the younger generation of international artists.

The exhibition highlights the work of some of the most emblematic artists of the former Eastern Europe countries and underlines their influence on the international art scene. Some of these are already well-known artists such as Sanja Ivekovic, Dimitrije Bašic?evic ́ Mangelos and Edward Krasin ́ski. .

The exhibition comprises 160 works of art, across all disciplines, on show in the South Gallery of the Centre Pompidou in an original setting by Sosnowska (Poland). An exceptional installation by Tobias Putrih (Slovenia) shows archival documents relating to the former Eastern Europe. Also on display will be archives tracing the artistic exchanges between Paris and Eastern Europe as well as films by artists and documentaries about their performances.

Tags: Sanja Ivekovic, Mangelos, Tobias Putrih