14.04.10 - 19.07.10
Galerie sud, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Transnational and transgenerational, « Promesses of the Past » presents works of fifty artists, a lot of them from central and oriental Europe. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, the exhibition interrogates the old european opposition between East and West, while also questionning the idea of art history as a linear and continuous story. The Pompidou Center wishes to reveal to the public artists who have affected their home country by their artistic work and their topics, while also explaining the influence of these famous figures of central and oriental Europe on the young generation of international artists.

Curators : Christine Macel et Joanna Mytkowska
Scenography : Monika Sosnovska assistée de Maciej Fiszer
Contractor : CGP
Surface area : 2100m²