EXTRA LARGE, MONUMENTAL WORKS FROM THE CENTRE POMPIDOU COLLECTION IN MONACO
From July 13 to September 9, 2012
The "Extra Large, Monumental Works from the Centre Pompidou Collection in Monaco" exhibition provides a journey through the collections of the National Museum of Modern Art from an unprecedented angle, inviting a broad reading of the art of the twentieth century, exploring the large in its various dimensions to understand its meaning and implications for both the creator and the spectator.
Bringing together some fifty works chosen from among the most disproportionate, spectacular, and sometimes staggering, and punctuated by the great names in 20th and 21st century art, this exhibition sheds light on the notion of monumentality. The exhibition includes very large format paintings by Joan Miró, Jean Dubuffet, Matta, Pierre Soulages, Frank Stella, Sam Francis and Yan Pei-Ming, as well as sculptures, installations and milieus by Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Daniel Buren, Sol LeWitt, Anish Kapoor and Bill Viola - masterpieces of modern and contemporary creation combined in a deliberately "extraordinary" statement. This event is the result of a close collaboration between the Centre Pompidou under the general commissariat of Alfred Pacquement and Ariane Coulondre and the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, and it proved to be the perfect opportunity to highlight its setting: the 4,000 m² Ravel Space. A monumental approach to art in a country labelled "the second smallest state in the world"!