Over three hundred works from the collection of the Center Pompidou in Paris and created from 1895 to today, highlight the many facets of the art of portraiture. Before portraits revealed the names of the artists who created them, they primarily served to identify the person they represented. Since 19th century, however, the artistic value of the portrait has not been judged on the basis of likeness or technical skill. In the photographic portraits of the German photographer August Sander, only the artists, opinion leaders and prominent personalities have kept their names. But everyone, unknown or celebrity, could be entitled to a portrait. Photography has provided the masses with what had previously been the privilege of a few. And more than ever, all the portraits were portraits of the society. The exhibition at West Bund Museum Mirrors of the Portrait unfolds in a thematic path divided into three sections: In color, Disfigure, Hats Off!.
In his long career Zeng Fanzhi has explored various pictorial languages, immersing himself in Eastern and Western artistic traditions. On the occasion of the exhibition at MAP, works from the new series, Sparkling Paintings, which Zeng has been working on since 2019, will be presented.
The exhibition aims to explore aspects of the world that have not yet been codified in the human perceptual lexicon, examining and questioning knowledge relating to increasingly technological environments.
At the center of the exhibition is the sculpture Lovers (2016), which is a work composed of two openings that create a play of internal and external surfaces, light and shadow. The artist encourages visitors to freely enter and inhabit the space in and around the work.
Dreamlike spaces in a laboratory exhibition of the artists Clédat & Petitpierre
Artists Clédat & Petitpierre present a workshop exhibition in the form of a landscape-sculpture in which the moving body becomes the beating heart of the installation. This sensory space encourages metamorphosis, play and travel beyond dreams.