Eames in Couples Modernes at Centre Pompidou-Metz

Posted March 6, 2018

April 28 – August 20, 2018: Delve into a wide variety of works by nearly 40 of the most famous modern couples from the first half of the twentieth century, including Charles and Ray Eames.

Delve into a wide variety of works by nearly 40 of the most famous modern couples from the first half of the twentieth century. The show highlights modern greats such as Charles and Ray Eames, Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar, the Delaunay’s, Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, and Man Ray and Lee Miller.

Organized by Centre Pompidou-Metz in collaboration with Barbican Centre, London, Couples Modernes features visual arts, architecture, design, cinema, and literature from international collections such as Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Eames Office, and more.

Charles and Ray’s work is one of the highlights of the exhibition. The Eames Office loaned Centre Pompidou-Metz one of the duo’s many filmsHouse After 5 Years of Living, as well as a number of archival images. The show also includes a structure evoking the facade of Case Study House No. 8, the home that Charles and Ray built for themselves in 1941 and that is now a national historic landmark.

Modern Couples looks into creative pair-work and the mechanisms of an artistic companionship: Does each approach dissolve into one? Are they complementary? Or, do they oppose each other? Explore the creative processes and artistic approaches which interact and evolve within the intimacy of a twosome to give us a broader understanding of Art History and the soul and fringes of its essential movements.


EXHIBITION DETAILS

Couples Modernes
April 28 – August 20, 2018

Centre Pompidou-Metz
1, parvis des Droits-de-l’Homme
CS 90490
57020 Metz Cedex 1

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