Sunday, October 25, 2015

Picasso Mania presented at the Grand Palais in Paris




The exhibition at the Grand Palais takes a simultaneously chronological and thematic approach to the critical and artistic highlights of Picasso’s oeuvre and the myth that gradually built up around his name. Several contemporary artists such as Agnès Varda, Lawrence Weiner, Richard Prince or George Condo for example revisit the master and explain the impact on their careers. 

From Cubist still lifes to the Musketeers presented in Avignon in 1970 and 1973, the exhibition features works by Picasso from the collections of the Picasso Museum in Paris, the Musée National d’art Moderne, and the artist’s family. They are presented in a way reminiscent of the artist’s arrangements in his studios and the exhibitions that he personally supervised (Georges Petit gallery in Paris in 1932, Palais des Papes in Avignon in 1970, and 1973).

I particularly loved the films. It was interesting to see the impact on film makers and contemporary dancers such as Jean-Luc Godard or Angelin Preljocaj. 




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