“Coder le monde” exhibition at Centre Pompidou

“Coder le monde” offers an inventory of contemporary digital creation in various disciplines. The exhibition is based on six timelines (The History of Code, The Algorists, Music and Code, Digital Literatures, Digital Forms in Architecture and Design, The Body and Code).

 

Andrea Branzi, No Stop City (1967)

Andrea Branzi, No Stop City (1967)

 

Digital code and scripting are found everywhere today; the historical sources at the origins of counting and calculation, which formed the basis for the widespread use of algorithms that came with the advent of the computer, offer a foundation for a definition of the computational as it came to prevail in the 1960s. Looking back over less than half a century of history, Coder le monde traces the links between the arts, highlighting the commonalities associated with the development of digital technologies, the elaboration of programming languages and the expansion of networks. The exhibition reveals a shared aesthetic and critical universe concerned to interrogate an everyday life thoroughly pervaded by digital logics. (more…)

“Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers” at Centre Pompidou, celebrating it’s 40th anniversary

In this presentation in room 1 of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Centre Pompidou looks back over this period, stage by stage, through countless press cuttings, special articles in trade magazines and photographic reports. These all shed light on its construction from its foundations up to its ethereal superstructures.

 

"Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers" exhibition © Centre Pompidou

“Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers” exhibition © Centre Pompidou

 

The Centre Pompidou is 40 – counting from the moment that an eager public discovered it at its inauguration on 30 January 1977. However, that does not factor in the building’s long gestation period, from the competition to its delivery, which mobilised teams of architects, engineers from design firms and the staff of all the companies involved in building this incomparable edifice. In this presentation in room 1 of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Centre Pompidou looks back over this period, stage by stage, through countless press cuttings, special articles in trade magazines and photographic reports. These all shed light on its construction from its foundations up to its ethereal superstructures. (more…)

“Centre Pompidou. Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument” by Francesco Dal Co

The book by Francesco Dal Co, director of Casabella and BigMat International Architecture Award member of the jury, presents a lively intellectual biography of one of the 20th century’s most iconic buildings.

 

L’outil informative © Yale University Press

L’outil informative © Yale University Press

 

The Centre Georges Pompidou, also called Beaubourg, is today considered an icon of contemporary Paris, the quintessence of a modern building, and a model for what a museum can be. In 1971, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, together with the engineering firm Ove Arup & Partners, won an international architecture competition with their innovative and irreverent design. (more…)

“Vittorio Gregotti. The Invention of Territory” at Centre Pompidou Paris

After Barnett Newman, Gil j. Wolman, Chen Zhen and lately Hubert Damisch, the Centre Pompidou is now presenting “Vittorio Gregotti – The invention of territory”: a tribute to the architect through 26 drawings and 10 models from a recent donation.

 

The Invention of Territory © Vittorio Gregotti. Centre Pompidou

The Invention of Territory © Vittorio Gregotti. Centre Pompidou

 

The Centre Pompidou is providing a lively presentation of the museum’s collections through a circuit enriched with exhibition-dossiers devoted to figures whose commitment and efforts promoted the viewing and reading of modern works. These artists, critics, thinkers and historians all made a decisive contribution to the history of 20th century art. Designed as study areas, these sequences are a mixture of art works, documents and archives.

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