The Adventure of Colour

Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz, France
24 February 2018 - 22 July 2019
  • The Adventure of Colour
    View of the exhibition "L'Aventure de la couleur. Oeuvres phares du Centre Pompidou", 2018 (M 72, Pure Pigment)
  • The Adventure of Colour
    View of the exhibition "L'Aventure de la couleur. Oeuvres phares du Centre Pompidou", 2018 (Pure Pigment)
  • The Adventure of Colour
    View of the exhibition "L'Aventure de la couleur. Oeuvres phares du Centre Pompidou", 2018
  • The Adventure of Colour
    View of the exhibition "L'Aventure de la couleur. Oeuvres phares du Centre Pompidou", 2018 (M 72, Pure Pigment)
The Adventure of Colour - exhibition presented from February 24, 2018 to July 23, 2019 in the Grande Nef at the Center Pompidou-Metz

From the beginnings of the creation of the Pompidou Center in 1977, color, used as a code, is at the heart of the architectural project of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. These are the same pure colors that open the polychrome ball of the exhibition The Adventure of Color. Center Pompidou's flagship works, devoted to the persistence of reflections on color in the history of modern and contemporary art, from Henri Matisse to François Morellet.

In the continuity of Musicircus, this new presentation of some forty masterpieces from the Center Pompidou's collection proposes a thematic exploration of color, sometimes perceived as a powerful vector of emotions and sensations, sometimes as a infinite support for reflections on the materiality and spirituality of painting. Unveiling a certain number of physical and ultra-sensitive experiences, the course invites the visitor to gradually become aware of the incarnation of color, through dialogue rich in meaning.

Featured artists:
Yaacov AGAM, ARCHIGRAM, John BALDESSARI, Alighiero BOETTI, Andrea BRANZI, Daniel BUREN, Nicolas DE STAEL, Jean DEWASNE, Dan FLAVIN, Sam FRANCIS, Raymond HAINS, Simon HANTAI, Donald JUDD, Vassily KANDINSKY, Tadashi KAWAMATA, Ellsworth KELLY, Yves KLEIN , Joseph KOSUTH, Frantisek KUPKA, Henri MATISSE, François MORELLET, Aurélie NEMOURS, Kenneth NOLAND, Renzo PIANO, Serge POLIAKOFF, Martial RAYSSE, Richard ROGERS, Claude RUTAULT, Robert RYMAN, Maurice de VLAMINCK
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