Kandinsky, Picasso, Soulages, Zhang Huan, Miro, Duchamp … those are some of the artists that are still part of the exhibition with which the Pompidou West Bund Museum Project Center in Shanghai has been inaugurated. Some others, although exactly what it is and will remain a mystery, were removed from the sample by the Chinese authorities. The new museum is part of the expansion project of the Parisian art gallery, which has signed a five-year collaboration agreement with the West Bund that opens with the exhibition "The form of time", which aims to serve as an introduction to artistic production Modern and contemporary through 100 works by prominent artists from Europe and Asia.
The building that houses the museum was designed by British architect David Chipperfield and has almost 25,000 square meters of exhibition and meeting place on the banks of the Huangpu, the river that crosses the immense metropolis of 24 million inhabitants.
French President Emmanuel Macron traveled to Shanghai to attend the inauguration and toured the newly opened rooms. Although Macron celebrated "the opening" of the host country, the "New York Times" published today that local authorities excluded some of the works proposed by the Pompidou from the exhibition because they were not considered suitable for the public. Serge Lasvignes, president of the French museum, declined to indicate what the works were and said that China's reasons "were not only political," according to the "Times."
"The form of time" will be open at the West Bund until May 2021 and was conceived as the first of a series of collaborations between the two institutions.
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