Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris
19 May → 9 Jan 2022
From Wed to Fri from 10 am to 6 pm. Nocturnal Thu until 10 pm. Closed on Mon.
He created the Animation Recherche Confrontation (ARC) section at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris in 1967, and directed it until 1972, establishing a unique museographic model that privileges the direct relationship between the visitor, the works and the artists. Pierre Gaudibert left behind an extraordinary legacy for the MAM, which now boasts a formidable collection of contemporary art. The exhibition is divided into three sections and is structured around the major moments in Pierre Gaudibert's life: his political and artistic commitment in the 1960s to the major conflicts of the time (the Vietnam War, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the Arab-Israeli conflict of the Six-Day War, race riots in the United States, famine in India, May '68 in France); his shared opinion with critical artists of his generation, members of the Salon de Jeune Peinture who created Figuration Narrative and Supports/Surfaces (among others); his library that he built up throughout his life, a testimony to his commitment to the evolution of the museum concept. A radical vision of art in search of the zero degree of painting, the promotion of emerging artists of the 1960s, a commitment to making art and culture accessible to all. Such is the thinking of Pierre Gaudibert, who had a profound impact on the history of art and French museums.