From February 16th to June 20th, 2022, the Centre Pompidou is dedicating an unprecedented exhibition to a great name in contemporary art, the American sculptor Charles Ray. During your stay at the Hotel du Danube, you can enjoy the pleasant walk amidst beautiful surroundings that takes you from Saint-Germain des Prés to the Centre Pompidou via the Pont des Arts and the banks of the Seine before taking a dive into the fascinating world of Charles Ray.
More than an exhibition, a dialogue with the artist
Simply titled Charles Ray, this exhibition is much more than a retrospective of fifty years of technical and aesthetic brilliance. It has been conceived as a continuous dialogue between the creator and the visitors. It will take you on a journey through a visionary landscape, guided by the reflections that Charles Ray gives birth to through his monumental works. Misleading the eye, provoking questions, Charles Ray’s enigmatic oeuvre will astound and engage you.
Half a century of pushing the boundaries of sculpture
Born into a family environment steeped in artistic expression, Charles Ray has never stopped pushing the boundaries of sculpture. Questioning classical statuary as much as that of his contemporary counterparts, he offers in the fifty works exhibited at the Centre Pompidou a fascinating journey and creates a landscape where the body and the spirit cohabit. The discrepancy between the immediacy of his sculptures and the reflection that arises from their contemplation opens mind-expanding doors and is aimed at contemporary art enthusiasts as well as at neophytes curious about new aesthetic experiences.
The Centre Pompidou has made it its mission to provide access to contemporary art. The Charles Ray exhibition fits perfectly into this approach. During your stay at the Hôtel du Danube, you can also take the opportunity to complement this experience with a visit to another Charles Ray exhibition, this one at the Bourse du Commerce Pinault. We will be happy to provide you with all the information you need when you come to stay with us.
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