Frank Gehry

8 Oct 2014 – 26 Jan 2015

Regular hours

11:00 – 22:00
11:00 – 22:00
11:00 – 22:00
11:00 – 22:00
11:00 – 22:00
11:00 – 22:00
11:00 – 22:00

Cost of entry

€ 13, € 10 TR / Package provides access to all the temporary exhibitions and permanent collections

The Centre Pompidou

Île-de-France, France


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The name of Frank Gehry incarnates the image of contemporary architecture. Renowned worldwide for projects that have value today icon, his work has revolutionized the aesthetics of architecture, social and cultural role in the city.


It was in Los Angeles as Frank Gehry initiates its practice. He rubs from the sixties California art scene, close to artists such as Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Claes Oldenburg, Larry Bell, Ron Davis , to name a few. The encounter with the works of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns opens the way for the reconfiguration of his architectural practice. She undertakes in particular to introduce the use of poor materials such as cardboard, sheet metal, industrial fences. The extension of his own house in Santa Monica is a manifesto. Frank Gehry's projects will rely therefore on a question of its own means of expression. This position setter, between art and architecture led him to write the most recent history, legendary Los Angeles. While triumph postmodernism, Frank Gehry, however, escapes. He explains, for example, remained in a famous dialogue with filmmaker Sydney Pollack that performs a biopic in 2005. How humanize architecture? How to find a second wind after the first industrial crisis? I need regular. These issues through the work of Frank Gehry, both in its architecture and urban vision she is wearing. Indeed, it is as much an architect a great planner, and this is the city that Frank Gehry shows us through his buildings. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is one of the most flamboyant examples erected emblem with a capacity of architecture to reactivate the economic fabric of a territory. The retrospective presented by the Centre Pompidou, for the first time in Europe an overall reading of his work, through more than sixty models and nearly two hundred twenty original drawings. It traces in a thematic and chronological career the force lines of one of the major figures of contemporary architecture and the second half of the 20th century.

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