Collective exhibition "Georges Pompidou and art: an adventure for the eyes"

Collective exhibition "Georges Pompidou and art: an adventure for the eyes"

Centre Pompidou at Chambord (map)

June 18th – November 19th 2017

In observance of the fortieth anniversary of the Centre Pompidou, the Château of Chambord has organized an important exhibition dedicated to the former President of the French Republique. From the purchase of "La Femme 100 Tête" by Max Ernst in 1930 to the acquisition of Jacques Villon's portrait only a few days before his death in 1974, Georges Pompidou has passionately looked at, collected and hung on the wall of his home first, then at the Hôtel Matignon and finally at the Palais de l’Elysée following the evolution of his political life, paintings by great modern artists but also by the avant-garde painters of the 50’s to the 70’s.

The exhibition gathers the artists who were part of his personal collection, but also paintings which highlighted the rooms of political power, like a precipitate of thirty years of French painting. Zao Wou-Ki’s work is represented by a large painting dated 1966. He is next to numerous artists who were his close friends such as Hans Hartung, Alberto Giacometti, Matta, Henri Michaux, Pierre Soulages, Marie-Helena Vieira da Silva, Etienne Hajdu, Pierre Alechinsky, Pol Bury, Bernard Saby and Olivier Debré.

Works by Hans Hartung and Zao Wou-Ki presented in Chambord for the Exhibition Pompidou. Photo Yseult Carré

Works by Hans Hartung and Zao Wou-Ki presented in Chambord for the Exhibition Pompidou. Photo Yseult Carré

“Infinities of Zao Wou-Ki”, solo exhibition at the Asia University Museum of Modern Art in Taichung, Taiwan

“Infinities of Zao Wou-Ki”, solo exhibition at the Asia University Museum of Modern Art in Taichung, Taiwan

Asia Museum of Modern Art (map)

September 15th 2017 – March 4th 2018

The Asia University Museum of Modern Art in Taichung organizes an important exhibition which is the first large scale retrospective dedicated to Zao Wou-Ki in Taiwan since 1996. Taking full advantage of the richness of Taiwanese collections, both private or from museums, and also involving additional European loans, it presents a vision both comprehensive and original of the painter’s work : oils on canvas, watercolors and India inks on paper, ceramics. The catalogue includes several texts that go back to the time when the artist chose his own path and showing the uniqueness of his choices. 

"Infinities of Zao Wou-Ki": video made by the students of the Asia University, Taichung: Jeffrey Jing Pha Tsai, Mei Ling Lee, Jean Wang and Leo Tsai, supervised by Jade Lu, Fay Hui Min Li and Clay Yi Hsiang Chen

Images from the exhibition: All rights reserved

The Asia University Museum of Modern Art in Taichung

The Asia University Museum of Modern Art in Taichung