Paris / Centre Pompidou & Pinault Collection : Charles Ray
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until Monday June 20 2022

Centre Pompidou & Pinault Collection


A major figure in contemporary American sculpture, Charles Ray (born in Chicago in 1953, currently lives and works in Los Angeles) is receiving an exhibition in a French public institution for the first time. The exhibition, designed in dialogue with the artist, offers a journey through a landscape engaging both the mind and the body, with a representative collection that illustrates the different directions of his works.

Charles Ray’s oeuvre of works, while few in number (around one hundred to date), is extremely rich. It asks the viewer: “what is a sculpture?” The artist offers multiple answers. His work is informed by an in-depth knowledge of the history of sculptural art, from ancient Greek sculptures to the creations of some of his contemporaries, and is distinguished by its immediacy.

La Bourse de Commerce — Pinault Collection is dedicating an exhibition to the artist at the same time, designed in close collaboration with the Centre Pompidou.

These two events offer complementary perspectives and have led to a joint and in-depth publication on Charles Ray’s work, published by the Centre Pompidou under the direction of Jean-Pierre Criqui and Caroline Bourgeois.

Charles Ray @ Centre Pompidou
February 16 to June 20, 2022
Place Georges-Pompidou 75004 Paris

Charles Ray @ Pinault Collection
February 16 to June 06, 2022
Bourse du Commerce
2 rue de Viarmes, 75001 Paris

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