The Centre Pompidou is exploring fifty years of César’s career to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his death. This display of some one hundred major works – some of them never shown before – sheds light on the creations of one of the greatest sculptors of his time. Born in Marseille, he came to fame with his welded iron animals, and in the 1960s stunned gallery visitors with his Compressions. Metal gave way to polyurethane as César entered his Expansion period, marking a radical turning point in the art of his age. He went on to make increasingly monumental works, striving constantly to “do new things again”, a quest that took him around the globe.
11am to 9pm, 10pm in Thursday.
Until March 26