It is understandable to feel a little confused about the Coronavirus lockdown situation in Paris right now. There have been mixed messages about what Parisians can and cannot do, and this is largely down to the uncertainty and escalation of events.
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The modern artist Hans Hartung was a leading figure in the Abstraction movement during his lifetime. He would inspire many artists to look into the form and to try new things over the 20th century. While he was alive, Hartung was the subject of many great shows and had impressive retrospectives in Paris. But, the last show was in 1969 and he has become a little forgotten since his death in 1989. 30 years on, it is time that modern audiences and art students in Paris got the chance to learn about his work and influence.
Christian Boltanski is an artist that is sure to shock audiences with his work because he never holds back. When he has a message to share with the world, you can be sure that the message will be loud and clear. This is definitely true of the 40 impressive pieces currently installed in the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The general theme here is that of life, death and memorial.
Sculpture is an art form that doesn’t always get the same amount of love and appreciation in major shows as something like painting or photography. You might get the odd piece here or there to compliment a show or a small exhibition somewhere. The Monnaie de Paris is blowing that trend out of the water with an impressive show dedicated to one contemporary American sculptor.
There really is a surprising amount going on under one roof and this new venue is sure to be a big name for many years to come. Come and check out the facilities and artists to be one of the first to discover this new cultural site.