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May 2015
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"Leiris & Co." at the Centre Pompidou, Metz.

Buste d’homme au chapeau © Picasso

An intersection of art, literature and ethnography, this Michel Leiris exhibition is the first dedicated to this major intellectual in the 20th century.

Forcefully rallied by the questions and ideals of his era, Leiris was simultaneously poet, writer, biographer, ethnographer and intimate friend to the greatest artists and authors of his time. Across almost 350 works, including a number of masterpieces by his nearest and dearest (Mirò, André Masson, Giacometti, Picasso, Francis Bacon…), artistic objects and African or West Indian works of arts, as well as original archives and documnts, this exhibition accurately reflects numerous sides of Leiris’s talent, his passions and his engagements, whilst also highlighting the innovative character(istics) of his work.
Until 14th September. B.D

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