Centre Pompidou

Prehistory, a Modern Enigma

08 May - 16 Sep 2019

Louise Bourgeois, Cumul I ([1968])
8 May - 16 September 2019

Take a trip through a history of visions and fascination, in the company of prehistoric, modern and contemporary icons! From the Mammouth de la Madeleine to Dove Allouche and Louise Bourgeois, this unique exhibition showcases the link which unites prehistory to modern and contemporary art.
Along a chronological path, discover how artists and society have succumbed to the appeal of origins in the modern era, yielding to a fantasised vision of what came before history. This time-machine constantly shapes the mental boundaries of modernity and provides concrete models for all sorts of experiments.