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Centre Pompidou-Metz presents Sol LeWitt. Wall Drawings from 1968 to 2007

Centre Pompidou-Metz presents Sol LeWitt. Wall Drawings from 1968 to 2007, a retrospective on view through 29 July 2013.

Conceived in close collaboration with the LeWitt Collection (Chester, Connecticut), the exhibition at Centre Pompidou-Metz features thirty-three black-and-white works spanning the artist’s entire career. The retrospective reflects both the extraordinary consistency of LeWitt’s systematic explorations and the remarkable diversity of his revolutionary practice.

The American conceptual artist (1928–2007) created some 1200 wall drawings between 1968 and 2007, developing mainly serial and modular systems through a vocabulary of abstract geometric forms. The first wall drawings explore in pencil combinations of straight lines in four directions, a form LeWitt would return to throughout his career. He then progressively introduced numerous variations: not straight lines, broken lines, grids; simple figures: arcs, circles, triangles, etc. and complex figures, loops, pyramids and “forms derived from a cube”. From pencil and crayon to India ink, acrylic paint, and graphite, the variety of materials used by LeWitt is equally demonstrated throughout the exhibition.

The making of the wall drawings at Centre Pompidou-Metz has been the occasion of an exceptional collaboration with professional drafters trained by the LeWitt studio, local artists, and more than 60 students from local art and architecture schools.

Centre Pompidou-Metz
1, parvis des Droits-de-l’Homme
CS 90490
57020 Metz Cedex 1, France

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