L’Image dans la sculpture



L’Image dans la sculpture

Past: May 2 → August 5, 2013

The Centre Pompidou presents Image into Sculpture, a new exhibition devoted to young contemporary creation in Espace 315.

What is an image for the younger generation of artists and what is its relationship with certain media, such as sculpture and installation? Image into Sculpture focuses on a new approach to images through the works of four young artists born in the late 1970s and early 1980s: Navid Nuur, Nina Beier, Simon Denny and Yorgos Sapountzis.

These artists position themselves in an interdisciplinary field breaking free from the hierarchies between media, hybridising photography, video, the Internet, television, mobile phones, magazines, texts, found or deliberately produced images. Artists of this generation are interested in images, regardless of their provenance. While questioning the notions of images and media in the wake of W.J.T. Mitchell’s iconology or the recent anthropological approach of someone like Hans Belting who questions the status of the image in its relationship with the medium and the body, Image into Sculpture is akin to an echo-like response to the 1970 MoMA exhibition Photography into Sculpture, where works literally merging photography with sculpture were displayed for the first time.

Inside Espace 315, Navid Nuur’s floral foam pillars dotted with fingerprints give the exhibition its rhythm and are in constant dialogue with Nina Beier’s furniture and found image hybrids, Simon Denny’s TVs sets drowning inside images and crates as well as Yorgos Sapountzis’ fabric environments housing a performative video.

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Place Georges Pompidou

75004 Paris

T. 01 44 78 12 33 — F. 01 44 78 16 73


Hôtel de Ville

Opening hours

Every day except Tuesday, 11 AM – 9 PM
Late night on until 11 PM

Admission fee

Full rate €16.00 — Concessions €14.00

Gratuit pour les moins de 18 ans, billet exonéré pour les moins de 26 ans. Et pour tout le monde, les premiers dimanches du mois.

Venue schedule

The artists

  • Yorgos Sapountzis
  • Nina Beier
  • Navid Nuur
  • Simon Denny