Two new exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou-Metz

Published : 24.07.2019
#Commitments, Patronage

Take advantage of the summer to see two exhibitions that have been added to the schedule at the Centre Pompidou-Metz

Rebecca Horn. Theater of Metamorphoses

With Theater of Metamorphoses, the Centre Pompidou-Metz presents an exhibition that highlights the rich range of forms of expression used by Rebecca Horn. Considered one of the most extraordinary artists of her generation, Rebecca Horn made the body the preferred material in her work. The exhibition explores the process of metamorphosis, from animist, surrealist and mechanistic perspectives, placing special emphasis on the role of film as a matrix within the German artist’s work, turning her sculptures into a theatrical production.

At the same time, the Tinguely Museum in Basel presents Body Fantasies. This exhibition highlights the transformation process, from the augmented bodies to the moving machines that have characterized Rebecca Horn’s work.

Opera as the World. The quest for a total work of art

Timed to coincide with the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the Opéra National de Paris, Opera as the World witnesses the encounter between the visual arts and opera since the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition proposes a journey into the world of opera through set designs, costumes and scenographic elements. A total art form invoking all senses, opera has also been a forum for expressing social and political demands. Opera as the World attempts to evoke the sensory power and enchantment of opera, to disturb and to dazzle, and shows how opera is ultimately a symbol of freedom, of a shared vision of a new utopia.

Legends : 

Upper image : 
Rebecca Horn, Die sanfte Gefangene [La douce prisonnière], 1978. 
Still from the film Der Eintänzer [Le Danseur mondain]
Collection Rebecca Horn
© Adagp, Paris, 2019 © All rights reserved

Bottom image : 
Die Zaubeflöte (The Magic Flute), staging, sets and costumes by William Kentridge, Royal Theater of the Mint, Brussels, 2005, with Sumi Jo as the Queen of the Night
Photo Johan Jacobs​
Courtesy du photographe et de La Monnaie, Bruxelles​
© Johan Jacobs / théâtre royal de la Monnaie, Bruxelles
© William Kentridge, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery