Until August 29, 2016, the Arte Povera avant-garde art movement will be taking center stage at Centre Pompidou. On the occasion of “Un Art Pauvre” exhibition, a fascinating variety of artworks by renowned artists is on display.
As an art movement, Arte Povera emerged in Italy between the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Characterized by its use of “found objects”, its simplicity and powerful messages, this modern art movement was brought into being by a group of avant-garde artists including Luciano Fabro (1936 – 2007), Jannis Kounellis (b.1936), Mario Merz (1925 – 2003), Giovanni Anselmo (b.1934), Pino Pascali (1935 – 1968), Giuseppe Penone (b.1947), Alighiero Boetti (1940 –1994), Pier Paolo Calzolari (b.1943), Mario Ceroli (b.1938), Piero Gilardi (b.1942), Giulio Paolini (b.1940), Gilberto Zorio (b.1944), Michelangelo Pistoletto (b.1933), and Emilio Prini (b.1943). However, as a term, “Arte Povera” was coined, in the 1960s, by Germano Celant, the famous Italian art critic, who curated the first exhibition ever devoted to this movement, in 1967, in Genoa, Italy.
The exhibition “Un Art Pauvre” at Centre Pompidou puts on display more than 40 pieces made by these artists. A collection that varies from sculptures and architecture, to music, cinema, and theater.
Hotel Louvre Marsollier Opera Paris is within a short distance walk from Centre Pompidou. Don’t miss the exhibition! 😉
Useful information :
From June 8 to August 29, 2016
Opening Hours :
Every day 11 AM – 10 PM
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France