A variety of famous works from Metz collection (Picasso, Matisse, Leger) and other works less well-known. Masterpieces thus creates a surprising series of images, a kind of 'collage', that no traditional permanent collection could hope to offer with the same effect.
The exhibition covers all the periods and areas of the Centre Pompidou’s collection: painting, sculpture, installation, graphic arts, photography, video, sound works, cinema, architecture, design, and more, since 1905. Thanks to the extraordinary richness and diversity of the Centre Pompidou’s collection, some of the greatest figures of 20th century art are on display in Metz, artists such as Braque, Léger, Matisse and Picasso.
The exhibition presents a variety of famous works, but also reveals other works, less well-known. “Masterpieces” thus creates a surprising series of images, a kind of “collage”, that no traditional permanent collection could hope to offer with the same effect. Visitors are thus invited to discover (or rediscover) major works from the Centre Pompidou’s collection , with the surprise of coming across unexpected “dialogues between works”.
Prestigious international institutions have accepted to contribute to the exhibition by loaning major works, thus enlarging the chronological scope of the Centre Pompidou’s collection. These works presented for the first time together thus allow visitors to reflect on the notions of taste, collections, museums and aesthetic judgement.
Criticitised at the start of the 20th century by the avant-garde movement who had decided to break with tradition, and then simply ignored, the masterpiece is now restored to its rightful place and given contemporary value through the eyes of artists commissioned to create specific works. These works guide visitors through the exhibition by means of quotations, diversions, reflections on the notion of acceptance, influences and filiations.
Media contacts: Centre Pompidou-Metz
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Centre Pompidou - Metz
1, parvis des Droits de l'Homme - Metz
Mon, Wed 11am-6pm; Thur, Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Public price : 7€ (tarif unique)