The Centre Pompidou has brought together more than 200 artists and 400 works of art in a new permanent collection the will open on July 2, 2014. The mission of the collection is to represent the last 30 years of artistic production — from the 1980s to present. This includes the major artists and movements that have driven the evolution of art in the eighties, nineties and naughties.
During this time, artists used their medium to become directors, documentarians and historians of the diverse sociopolitical changes that occurred. Because of its political orientation, the new collection focuses mainly on regions such as China, Latin America and Africa. In this way, artists have been able to act as revolutionary voices expressing themselves against oppression. The year of 1989 is one of particular focus, when artists from all over the world became inspired by the political evolutions that happened. The growing role of globalization is also on display throughout the collection.
Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier can discover these artistic visions on the fourth floor of the Centre Pompidou, the world-famous modern art museum located in Paris. Artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Walid Raad and Danh Vo — known for their major contributions to the international art scene — are represented amongst many others.
There is also an acknowledgement of the importance of contemporary architecture and design, fields that have also made important contributions to art these past 30 years. The collection is organized by theme as well as giving visitors some sense of the chronological importance of the artists’ work. As a result, the new collection located on the museum’s fourth floor, entitled “History, Art Architecture and Design from the 1980s to Today” (“Une histoire, art, architecture et design, des années 80 à aujourd’hui“).