Laurent Le Bon, contemporary art curator

Director and curator of Centre Pompidou-Metz

10 April 2013 | 19:00 – 22:00

Location: 31 av. Bosquet, Paris

On May 11, 2010, the Centre Pompidou-Metz, dedicated to 20th- and 21st-century art, opened. At its head was Laurent Le Bon, then age 40, one of the most prominent figures in contemporary art. Two years after the opening of this highly successful museum, Laurent Lebon returns to the Arts Arena to speak about the adventure and his vision for the museum’s future.

A former heritage curator specializing in 17th- and 18th century gardens, Le Bon is renowned today for his bold contemporary exhibitions, among them the widely acclaimed 2005 Dada exhibition at the Centre Pompidou and Jeff Koons at Versailles. He was this last year’s artistic director of the Nuit Blanche Paris (2012).

A champagne reception follows.

Photograph: Mickael Kamber