Centre Pompidou, Paris

MUSÉE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE - CENTRE GEORGE POMPIDOU | Place Georges-Pompidou
F-75004 Paris

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Architecture not from the stylistic viewpoint but through a series of conceptual arguments rooted in film, literature, the visual arts and philosophy. The Centre Pompidou is playing host to architect and theorist Bernard Tschumi, and is presenting Europe's first major retrospective of Tschumi's work, with some three hundred and fifty drawings, sketches, collages and models, which have not been shown previously. The exhibition puts the spotlight on the architect as theorist, cultural key influencer and builder in turn. Its circuit, staged by Tschumi himself, focuses on around thirty projects in Europe, the US, China and the Middle East, including the new Paris Zoological Park, formerly the Vincennes Zoo, which was inaugurated on 10 April 2014. In exploring the process of transforming an idea or a concept into an architectural project, the exhibition also analyses Bernard Tschumi's approach for the first time. Since the late Seventies, he has defined architecture not from the stylistic viewpoint but through a series of conceptual arguments rooted in film, literature, the visual arts and philosophy: a definition that has radically changed architectural design methods.

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Bernard Tschumi

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Bernard Tschumi