ArtsArenaPLUS at Centre Georges Pompidou
LES ANNÉES 1980 L’INSOUTENABLE LÉGÈRETÉ PHOTOGRAPHIES, FILMS: a private visit
15 March 2016 | All Day
Location: Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris, 4e
Heterogeneous, elusive, painful, fantastical, still too close, as light-hearted as they were serious, the ’80s were full of contrasts and paradoxes. With films and photographs from its collections, the Centre Pompidou casts a fresh eye on this decade in an exhibition featuring over 20 artists and some 60 works in a completely new circuit, from February 24 to May 23.
From Florence Paradeis to Jean-Paul Goude, and from Karen Knorr to Présence Panchounette by way of Martin Parr and Pierre and Gilles, the works selected mostly express criticism of culture and society through various strategies, such as irony, realistic or imaginative staging, pastiche, subverted sets and odes to artifice. The history of 1980’s photography somewhat eludes comprehension even today, reflectin the geopolitical and economic order that would be swept away by the advent of globalization.
Curator Karolina Lewandowska will lead ArtsArenaPLUS members on a private tour.
Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4e
Date and time to be confirmed.
Photo: Florence Paradeis, “Sans titre – Série 1 : 1988-1989” (1988).