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Le centre Pompidou de Paris : la réalisation d'un grand projet artistique et culturel : les nouveaux usages de la démocratisation de l'art

Abstract : This thesis has three sections, in which we present the ambition of a great cultural and artistic center to bring modern and contemporary art not only to an elite, but to all audiences. In the first section, we examine the political, historical and architectural elements which show that the Pompidou Center was designed to be accessible to a broad range of visitors. Since its opening in 1977, two series of cultural geography exhibitions have responded to the wish of President Georges Pompidou, a great lover of modern and contemporary art, to restore Paris to its pre-World War Two status of world cultural capital. All these geo-cultural exhibitions contributed to Paris’s status as an initiator and innovator in the arts. The second part of our study consists of an analysis of three thematic exhibitions. These exhibitions mark a new stage in the development of the Cnter. They are concerned with a specific subject, include a narrative and feature renewed scenography that now plays with space, luminosity, confrontations, reconciliations of colors and forms, in order to awaken the sensitivity of each visitor. Big Bang highlights two antagonistic aspects of modern art, destruction and creation, and is presented as an introduction to modern and contemporary art with its new standards. Elles@centrepompidou draws links between art and a social issue of the day--the place of women in art. Dancing one’s life shows the enrichment that choreography can bring to the museum by enhancing the experience of visual arts. The third part of this study thanks to all the tools which accompany each exhibition, and the conferences, shows, cinematographic projections and the pedagogical workshops. These workshops aim to stimulate the sensitivity of young people and educate the public of tomorrow
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Jian-Chung Tan. Le centre Pompidou de Paris : la réalisation d'un grand projet artistique et culturel : les nouveaux usages de la démocratisation de l'art. Art et histoire de l'art. Université de Lorraine, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016LORR0244⟩. ⟨tel-01752394⟩



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