Centre Pompidou-Metz

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The provincial French town of Metz, 3 hours east of Paris, is soon to become a new art destination thanks to this spring’s opening of a ‘branch’ of Paris’s Pompidou Centre, marking the first decentralisation of a French public cultural institution. Like its Paris sibling, the Centre Pompidou-Metz will be dedicated to 20th- and 21st-century art, displaying works selected from the Pompidou Centre’s collection. And from 12-16 May, the contemporary art-loving public will be able to visit the museum’s inaugural show Chefs-dœuvre? for free, as well as discover the incredible new 10,700 m2 building designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban with Jean de Gastines, and with Ingo Maurer as lighting designer. The architecture is as exciting as the art inside it, flaunting a roof inspired by a woven bamboo chinese hat.  SM


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