Calder-Picasso: Luminous ode to vacuum
#PARIS It is always difficult to cross the universe of two artistic ogres who have never exhibited together in their lifetime. It is to this perilous exercise that the Picasso-Paris National Museum in the exhibition “Calder-Picasso”. Two sacred monsters who crossed paths in the early 1930s and will continue the dialogue they started today through their respective productions. The exploration of the void, the representation of the non-space will therefore be part of their axis of reflection, an intense intellectual process that still defies the physical laws for Calder or invites in a more subjective way, to an introspective journey that abolishes the interpersonal space between the author and his subject for Picasso.
The exhibition proposes an intellectual and visual journey through the process and the ability of the two artists to take up the challenge of representing emptiness or non-space. In the various rooms of the Hôtel de Salé, the “testimonies” of Marcel Duchamp to Fernand Mourlot, Françoise Gillot, Picasso’s partner and the “reflections” of Picasso or Calder punctuate the journey and shed light on the questions underlying the approaches. The works that dialogue with each other on the walls and in the air, deal all the more with this “emptiness” because they all have volumes from which a luminous energy emanates.
19 February-29 August
Musée National Picasso-Paris
Hôtel de Salé
5 rue de Thorigny
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