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Centre Pompidou, Paris

Kunst & Künstler

As a travel preparation for "only" one week stay in Paris we decided to visit the Centre Pompidou. We liked the concept of constantly changing exhibitions and modern and contemporary art is more our cup of tea.

Bilder, Ausstellungsräume, Centre Pompidou Paris | © Bert Schwarz 2023

The Centre national d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidou, or Beaubourg as the locals like to call it, is a state-run art and culture center in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. It was opened on the initiative of former French President Georges Pompidou on January 31, 1977, after a five-year construction period.

This museum starts to be interesting from the outside. Staircases and sidewalks on the outer fronts run in glass tubes that always open up new perspectives on Paris. And from here, you go into the exhibitions, which - as it feels - are constantly changing. It's a concept about which we've already heard "there's only ever building going on there." Offering new exhibitions often is the concept of this house. We actually find this exciting, because when you visit again, you enter a completely different museum, to which you have to readjust again.

Bauhaus, Möbel, Ausstellungsräume, Centre Pompidou Paris | © Bert Schwarz 2023

On the 5th floor is the Contemporary Collection Art Museum. Since the centenary of Joseph Beuys' birth in 2021, almost the entire extraordinary collection of works by the German artist is presented there in a separate area. 20 works are by Beuys, who became known for his felt creations, are exceptionally staged there. It is complemented by Hildegard Weber's installation "Hommage à Beuys '86". Environments, sculptures, objects, drawings, films, videos, photographs, archives and documents put together all facets of Joseph Behufs' charismatic personality in a tour through four halls.

The 6th floor is dedicated to modern art. Among other things, there are architectural models and paintings by Le Corbusier. In the department "Bauhaus" you can find objects and furniture by Paul Klee, Vassily Kandinsky, Josef Albers, Marcel Breuer. From the packaging artist Christo there are exhibited models of the "Street Front". There you can also find works by Piet Mondrian, Martial Rasse, Max Ernst, Kiki Kogelnik, Man Ray, to name a few.

Bilder, Ausstellungsräume, Centre Pompidou Paris | © Bert Schwarz 2023 Skulptur, Modern, Centre Pompidou Paris | © Bert Schwarz 2023
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