West Bund Museum and Centre Pompidou cooperation project launches in Shanghai
A five-year cooperation project between the Shanghai-based West Bund Museum and the Centre Pompidou kicked off on Tuesday.
French President Emmanuel Macron, who announced the plan of two institutes' cooperation last January, attended the inauguration ceremony during his ongoing three-day state visit to China.
Centre Pompidou's first project of its kind in Asia, it will give the public a display of international modern and contemporary art by offering masterpieces from the center's collections in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Over the five-year course of collaboration, three 18-month-long permanent exhibitions and about 10 six-month temporary exhibitions will be held at the newly-established museum along the bank of the Huangpu River.
Two major exhibitions will be staged on the museum's first opening day on Friday. The permanent exhibition, "The Shape of Time, Highlights of the Centre Pompidou Collection," features around 100 artworks of famous artists from Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso to Zao Wou-Ki, Zhang Huan.
And the temporary exhibition "Observations, Highlights of the New Media Collection" presents 15 artists' works from 1972 to today.
(Cover image: French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the five-year cooperation project between the Shanghai-based West Bund Museum and the Centre Pompidou, in Shanghai, November 5, 2019. /VCG Photo)