This event is supported by the European cultural Season, organized during the French Presidency of the European Union (July 1st – Dec. 31st, 2008)
© 2008 - Les Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Strasbourg museum of modern and contemporary art will host, from 17 october 2008 until 15 february 2009, a large-scale exhibition dedicated to Hans jean Arp, who was born in Strasbourg in 1886, and became known on the international art scene as one of the major artists of the 20th century.
Nearly 180 works from prestigious collections (the Arp foundations in Clamart, Rolandseck and Locarno as well as the national museum of modern art, and museums in New York, Washington, Basle, Zurich, Berlin, Valencia…) contribute to a rereading of this work which has not been the subject of an exhibition in France since 1986.
Organization of exhibition: the Museum of the City of Strasbourg :
Joëlle Pijaudier-Cabot, Chief curator and director of museums
Curator of the exhibition: Isabelle Ewig, assistant Profeseur in Art History in the university of Sorbonne (Paris IV)
Curator of the museum: Estelle Pietrzyk, curator of the Strasbourg Museum of modern and contemporary Art
Coordination: Sophie Kimenau
Scenography: Richard Klein
Aubette 1928: during the Art is Arp exhibition visitors are invited to rediscover (for free) the Aubette décors, an avant-Garde work created between 1926 and 1928 by Theo Van Doesburg, Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Jean Arp.
Free entrance wednesday to saturday from to 2 pm to 5 pm.