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A new Festival at the Centre Pompidou

A celebration of contemporary arts

Reflecting today's cross-disciplinary contemporary art scene, the Centre Pompidou's new festival – directed by Bernard Blistène – presents exhibitions, live shows, talks, concerts and performance. An unprecedented forum for creative experimentation.

Fondation d'Entreprise Hermès - A new Festival at the Centre Pompidou
© Courtesy Art : Concept, Paris

The Centre Pompidou's new festival celebrates convergent contemporary artforms, breaking down the barriers between discplines. Exploring the evolving language of art, and our altered perspectives as viewers, director Bernard Blistène aims to "rediscover the Centre Pompidou's founding mission, its capacity to make things happen, and be surprised by the results!" This year's surprises are delivered by a diverse array of artists, from Carsten Höller, Olivier Vadrot and Rosebud, to singer Philippe Katerine. A survey of contemporary painting includes work by John Tremblay, Edi Hila and Elizabeth Peyton.

Events and video screenings are held throughout the Centre, the Piazza and the Forum. Further afield, at the Conciergerie, Christian Rizzo's Le Sort probable de l’homme qui avait avalé le fantôme ("The probable fate of the man who had swallowed the ghost") explores representations of the human body.

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is committed to supporting the contemporary arts in all their forms, and cross-disciplinary dialogue in particular.

The Foundation is delighted to support the launch of this new festival, encapsulating the fertile, vibrant contemporary art scene.

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 Artistic Director : Bernard Blistène