Free as Art
Espace Niemeyer has the great pleasure of presenting the exhibition Libre comme l’art from
November 29, 2021 to January 29, 2022. This unprecedented grouping of works will take place as part of the centenary of the French Communist Party and at the initiative by Senator Pierre Laurent and Commissioners Yolande Rasle and Renaud Faroux, of whom here are a few words of introduction:
Make the link between art and commitment:
“Born in December 1920, the French Communist Party exercised from the first decade of its existence a major influence on intellectuals, especially on artists.
While some painters are known for their real involvement, such as Picasso, Léger, Fougeron, Taslitzky, Pignon, Mireille Miailhe or Kijno, others such as Giacometti, Herbin and Masson have also cultivated relations to varying degrees with the PCF.
It is this rich history that traces the exhibition. To report on this, we drew on the collections of the PCF and the Paris Federation. This selection of Treasures donated by artists has been enriched by Treasures lent by museums, galleries and private collectors.
Treasures given , Treasures lent
Presented at the headquarters of the PCF, in this emblematic place designed by Oscar Niemeyer, this centenary hanging recounts the often tragic atmosphere, sometimes full of hope, of an exciting and passionate century and reminds us that culture and art are at the heart of the struggles social.
Divided into major sectors – Pioneers of Modern Art, Social Realism, Abstraction(s), New Figurations and Photography – the scenography offers a journey through the history of art by recontextualizing the works presented in the artistic movements of the 20th century. until today.”