Art x You x Centre Pompidou

Carte Blanche to Francesco Vezzoli


Centre Pompidou, Paris, France


Press release

YOU X ART X CENTRE POMPIDOU

CARTE BLANCHE TO FRANCESCO VEZZOLI

PARTY ORGANIZED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE CENTRE POMPIDOU
IN HONOR OF THE DONATORS AND PATRONS, AN EVENT ON THE OCCASION OF THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CENTRE POMPIDOU

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH 2017

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Center Pompidou, the Friends of the Centre Pompidou have invited Francesco Vezzoli to produce a unique evening taking over the spaces of the Museum for one night. The Italian artist will bring his visionary world of elaborate references into the Museum collection, creating a series of special live art performances, in collaboration with the singers and musicians of the Paris Opera Academy.

“Opera Pompidou” by Francesco Vezzoli gives life to the museum’s artworks.

The artist will stage a live art performance in collaboration with the singers and musicians of the Paris Opera Academy. The visitor will live a new immersive experience, a totally emotional reinterpretation of the modern and contemporary collections of Centre Pompidou.

Then starting at 11pm, the Centre Pompidou will be transformed into an exclusive club, for a late night unexpected experience, where the attendants will become the actors of this surreal celebration of art and life.

Francesco Vezzoli is one of the major artists of the Italian contemporary art scene, his work can be described as a series of strong allegories about contemporary culture with a rich subtext of elaborate references involving video installations, petit-point embroideries, photography, live performances, media experiments and -most recently- classical sculpture. His works have been selected four times at the Venice Biennale and have also been featured in other international exhibitions. He has also held solo shows around the world.