Michel Leiris, Metz

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Exhibition:

Leiris & Co: Picasso, Masson, Miró, Giacometti, Lam, Bacon. . .
Centre Pompidou, Metz, France
3 April – 14 September 2015

A cross-disciplinary exhibition focusing on Michel Leiris, the writer, anthropologist, bull-fighting aficionado, and Africanist curator at the Musée de l’Homme, who formed friendships with artists such as Picasso and Miró amongst others.
The exhibition of nearly 350 items encompasses a wide range of works from Raymond Roussel to Pablo Picasso that stem from Africa, the Caribbean, Spain, Cuba and China, resulting in a web of links between writing, painting, jazz and opera, trance and bullfighting, voodoo and Ethiopian possession rites.
Accompanied by a catalogue jointly published by Pompidou-Metz and Éditions Gallimard.
Symposium, organised in cooperation with Musée du Quai Branly, Paris: Metz and Paris,10-11 September 2015.

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