Archives: 2014: Formes simples
Formes simples
Centre Pompidou-Metz
13 June - 05 January 2015
1, parvis des Droits-de-l’Homme CS 90490 57020 Metz, France

This exhibition brings to the fore our fascination with simple shapes, from prehistoric to contemporary. It also reveals how these shapes were decisive in the emergence of the Modern age.

These pared-down, non-geometric forms, which occupy space in a constant progression, are no less fascinating today. Minimalist artists such as Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra, spiritualist artists such as Anish Kapoor, metaphysical artists such as Tony Smith, or poetic artists such as Ernesto Neto are as attentive to forms as were the inventors of modernity.

The exhibition draws on the senses to explore the appearance of simple shapes in art, nature and tools. This poetic approach is balanced by an analytical view of the twentieth century's history.

Tate Modern London lends for this exhibition the artwork Physichromie 113.

Carlos Cruz-Diez
Physichromie 113

Paris, 1963-1976
100 x 100 cm
Tate Modern, London

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