Just a look at The Centre Pompidou, Paris, between 2021 and 2022. Undoubtedly three stunning and interesting art exhibitions.
8 September – 6 December 2021
Galerie 2, level 6
The most important exhibition dedicated to the American painter Georgia O’Keeffe in France.
From 8/9 to 6/12/2021, circa one hundred works, among drawings, paintings and photos allow to understand her artistic approach.
A retrospective dedicated to Georgia O’Keeffe (15/11/1887 Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – 6/3/1986 Santa Fe, New Mexico) from the first “cosmic” dizziness inspired by the sheer immensity of Texan plains in 1910, to the cityscapes and rural landscapes of New York State in the 1920s/1930s, to New Mexico, where she finally settled after 1945.
Ettore Sottsass, The magical object
13 October 2021 – 3 January 2022
Galerie 3, level 1
A unique collection of major historical pieces by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), from the 1940s through to the 1980s.
More than 400 works (drawings, paintings, design objects), 500 photographs and 200 original documents from the archives of the Kandinsky library underscore all the creative components of his work.
Painting, sculpture, literature, modern avant-gardes and radical architecture are all displayed in the course of a chronological presentation.
Ettore Sottsass Jr. (Innsbruck, 14/9/1917 – Milan, 31/12/2007) said: “I have always thought that design begins where rational processes end and magic begins”.
Baselitz. The retrospective
20 October 2021 – 7 March 2022
Gallery 1, level 6
“Baselitz – The Retrospective”: six decades of creation are presented along a chronological path highlighting the key periods in the artist’s work.
Hans-Georg Kern (23/1/1938, Deutschbaselitz, Saxony, Germany), wrote: “I was born amid an order destroyed, in a landscape of ruins, a people in ruins, a society in ruins. And I didn’t want to establish a new order. I had seen more than enough of so-called orders. I had to question everything, I had to become naive again, to start over. I have neither the sensitivity nor the education or philosophy of the Italian Mannerists. But I am a mannerist in the sense that I deform things. I am brutal, naive and Gothic”.
by Alain Chivilò