Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
5 May → 18 Oct 2021
Open every day except Tuesday. From 10 am to 8 pm (until October). From 10 am to 6 pm (from October to April). From 10 am to 7 pm (from April to July). From 10 am to 8 pm (from July to August).
The most famous of contemporary artists has worked hand in hand with the Mucem to offer an original exhibition based on the relationship between works and everyday objects. Photographs, documents of all kinds and other ordinary objects from the museum's collection are brought together and placed in direct dialogue with the works of Jeff Koons. Whether popular art from American culture or a reinterpretation of Duchamp's readymades, ordinary objects are a great source of inspiration for the artist. Koons takes a fresh look at these objects, which in turn are transformed into works of art. Like a real retrospective, discover Jeff Koons' first pieces, but also iconic sculptures such as Balloon Dog or Lobster, famous paintings such as Backyard. Or his latest creations, namely Gazing Ball and Antiquity, on which the exhibition ends. It is both a presentation of the American artist's career with 19 works from the Pinault collection, and an exceptional dialogue with works from the Mucem. It was Jeff Koons himself who selected the objects on display. In all, there are 300 pieces that question the legitimacy of a work of art. What makes a work of art what it is? You will have plenty of time to think about this as you wander freely through this contemplative exhibition with its original scenography.