Vasarely made a significant impact on the imagination of the 1970s in France. It is inseparable from the culture, design, advertising and architecture of the time.
It is also a major part of the history of the Centre, whose creation was decided by the late Georges-Pompidou, President of the Republic, and which now houses one of the three most important collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. His emblematic portrait, made by Vasarely out of cut aluminium profiles, still welcomes visitors to the main hall since the museum’s opening.
This is why Vasarely is in the spotlight, from February 6 to May 6, 2019, for a major retrospective dedicated to his work. The exhibition takes the form of a chronological and thematic journey that begins with the first advertising and graphic works of the 1930s, followed by the geometric abstraction that he revolutionized by creating the movement of opticokinetic art. An icon from the late 1960s to the 1970s, his work became popular through the many book covers, magazines and silkscreens that are widely represented here. The exhibition continues with the architectural integration projects and interior decorations created for Deutsche Bank and ends, in a true final bouquet, with the artist’s last cosmic dreams.
This very beautiful exhibition celebrates Vasarely’s work which, after having saturated an entire era, has appeared a little dated. It is a jubilant opportunity to rediscover it!
VASARELY, sahring forms
6 February 2019 – 6 May 2019, from 11am to 9pm – Late opening Thursday until 11pm
Galerie 2 – Centre Pompidou, Paris
Admission with the “Musée et expositions” ticket: 14€
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
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Rambuteau (line 11), Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 et 11), Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 et 14)
Châtelet Les Halles (lines A, B, D)
29, 38, 47, 75