Kupka — Pionnier de l’abstraction



Pionnier de l’abstraction

Ends in 4 months: March 21 → July 30, 2018

As the first retrospective since the 1975-1976 exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Kunsthaus in Zurich, and that in 1989 at the Paris National Museum of Modern Art, it covers the artist’s entire career, from his early works characterised by symbolism to his final pieces in the 1950s. Thanks to the European journey of František Kupka (1871-1957), from his roots in his native Bohemia, via his studies in fin de siècle Vienna to avant-garde Paris, the exhibition will be adopting a new approach to two major 19th and 20th century movements — symbolism and abstraction — of which Kupka was one of the main pioneers.

This exhibition has been organised by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Národní Galerie v Praze, Prague, and the Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki.

This exhibition is organized with the support of KPMG, the Eiffage Infrastructures Branch and Fondation Louis Roederer.