Archive for August, 2012
Practical info, exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou
An excerpt from Roberto Rossellini’s documentary Beaubourg (1977) about the opening of the Centre Pompidou and the transformation that the neighborhood underwent.
With over 150 million visitors since its opening in 1977, the Centre Pompidou is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who decided its creation.
An exhibition tracing the traditions of the Chinese table through hundreds of objects, mostly from the National Museum of China, partner of the exhibition, and complemented by a selection of works from the Guimet Museum of Asian Arts. Civilizing process in motion for some 7000 years, cooking and eating in China cannot be limited to a mere chronicle of daily behavior supported by a batch of objects. On display are: neolithic pottery tableware, soon turned into a bronze in the first three royal dynasties (2nd and 1st millennia BC ), converted lacquer (from the 3rd century BC.), then gold plate and silver on the tables of the palaces of the Tang (618-907) before the final triumph of delicate porcelain under the Sung (960-1278)…