press release

Centre Pompidou-Metz presents the first world-class exhibition entirely dedicated to the French artist Tania Mouraud in collaboration with nine cultural partners in Metz. Starting in March at Centre Pompidou-Metz, the show will then encompass the city of Metz and its metropolitan area, making it an unprecedented retrospective in both scope and form.

A unique artist in a class of her own, Tania Mouraud's work has constantly evolved since she started creating in the late 1960s, alternatively exploring multiple media: painting, installation, photography, performance, video and sound.

The first part of the exhibition covers Tania Mouraud's career and artistic practice, from the autodafe of 1968 ending her initial pictorial years and leading to her initiation and meditation rooms of the 1970s, up through her most recent works. The exhibition highlights her tenacious career, marked by her encounters with prominent contemporary artists, as well as by her personal life story. Selected works unveil the portrait of a socially engaged artist; she is revealed through her gripping works of art.

In late June 2015, the exhibition will be extended throughout the city within the urban space and to eight partner venues presenting other aspects of Tania Mouraud's work thus complementing the first stage of the exhibition at Centre Pompidou-Metz.