18.03.17 - 28.08.17
Centre Pompidou-Metz

From Giverny to the Amazonia.

Mostly contemporary, the works displayed in this exhibition together draw the outlines of an obscure, chaotic and unpredictable experimental garden. The Centre Pompidou-Metz thus depicts nature in the perspective of a metaphorical spring. Germination, blossoming and degeneration suggest the cycles of Earth, where the winter stop is the promise for future revolutions. Fertile ground of forms, the garden inspires artists with morphologies and fantastic metamorphoses revealing the intelligence of a nonhuman world. Gathering about 300 works of art from the end of the 19th century until today, the exhibition is an exploration of the Earth which leads to the ends of the known nature towards unspoiled territories that become new reserves of forms and motifs. Many known artists signed pieces for the show such as Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Laurent Grasso, Rebecca Horn or Yayoi Kusama. Daniel Steegmann Mangrané's scenography sets up two galleries of the Centre Pompidou-Metz in a vast natural space : from a telluric world to an enlightened one. The exhibition's journey is very free and opens on to the city of Metz with the construction of three artistic gardens outside the museum space, and invites the public to wander around the exhibition as if in an unknown landscape.

Contractor : Centre Pompidou-Metz
Artistic Direction : Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Scenography : Atelier Maciej Fiszer
Lighting : Hi Lighting Design
Surface area : 2 000 m²