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DJAMEL TATAH Echoes of classic paintings and drawings and monochromes from the Collection Lambert 03 dec. 2017 > 20 may 2018 RÊVEZ # 2 Young artists 03 dec. 2017 > 20 may 2018 J'♥ Avignon The artists and the Collection Lambert 03 dec. 2017 > 20 may 2018 ON AIME L'ART...!! Un choix d'Éric Mézil parmi les oeuvres de la Collection agnès b. 06 july > 05 nov. 2017 LA VIE SECRÈTE DES PLANTES Anselm Kiefer, Wolfgang Laib, Joseph Beuys, Lothar Baumgarten 06 july > 05 nov. 2017 LEILA ALAOUI Je te pardonne 06 july > 05 nov. 2017 KEITH HARING 06 july > 05 nov. 2017 The Figuration Libre in the Lambert's Collection Back to the painting 28 feb. > 05 june 2017
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LES COMBAS DE LAMBERT Robert Combas 11 dec. 2016 > 05 june 2017 Chefs d'oeuvre du Musée Angladon — Collection Jacques Doucet Van Gogh, Modigliani, Degas, Sisley... 11 dec. 2016 > 26 feb. 2017 RÊVEZ ! Exposition et prix Yvon Lambert pour la jeune création 11 dec. 2016 > 05 june 2017 THE SLEEPWORKER Deux jeunes artistes au chômage 08 oct. 2016 A Summer at the Collection Lambert Au Coeur — Amos Gitaï — Andres Serrano 03 july > 06 nov. 2016 TO THE HEART Landscapes of Childhood 03 july > 06 nov. 2016 ANDRES SERRANO Torture 03 july > 25 sep. 2016 new exhibition 03 july > 06 nov. 2016 AMOS GITAÏ CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION FORETOLD 03 july > 06 nov. 2016 From Warhol to Basquiat The Masterpieces of the Lambert collection, Musée de Vence 20 feb. > 22 may 2016
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Andres Serrano, Ainsi soit-il + A new look on the Lambert Collection 20 dec. 2015 > 12 june 2016 Adel Addessemed Jalousies, Complicités avec Jean Nouvel 02 oct. 2015 > 17 jan. 2016 New exhibition 11 july > 18 oct. 2015 Patrice Chéreau, An Imaginary Museum From David, Géricault, Goya, de La Tour to Bacon, Picasso, Richter... 11 july > 18 oct. 2015 Andres Serrano, Ainsi soit-il Extramural program, Vence 22 mar. > 30 aug. 2015
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LAST DAYS Come to visit the show 21 nov. > 25 nov. 2014 Andres Serrano Palais Fesch, Ajaccio 27 june > 29 sep. 2014 The Disappearance of the fireflies Prison Sainte Anne, 55 rue de la Banasterie, Avignon 18 may > 25 nov. 2014
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Les Papesses Louise Bourgeois, Camille Claudel, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak 09 june > 11 nov. 2013
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Oriental Mirages, Pomegranates and Prickly Pears Mediterranean Comings and goings 09 dec. 2012 > 28 apr. 2013 The masterpieces of the Yvon Lambert donation 07 july > 11 nov. 2012
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Lawrence Weiner - Vik Muniz 11 dec. 2011 > 17 june 2012 Le temps retrouvé Cy Twombly photographe et artistes invités 12 june > 20 nov. 2011
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I Believe in Miracles 10 years at the Collection Lambert 12 dec. 2010 > 08 may 2011 Miquel Barcelo Terramare 27 june > 07 nov. 2010
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Sans-Titre #1 Works of the Collection Lambert, Paintings of 1970s-1980s 24 oct. 2009 > 31 jan. 2010 Roni Horn 21 june > 04 oct. 2009
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After Roma 14 dec. 2008 > 31 may 2009 Douglas Gordon Where Are the Keys? 06 july > 02 nov. 2008 Le Grand tour The Collection Lambert exhibited at the Villa Medicis in Rome 05 may > 15 june 2008 Candice Breitz Post Script 10 feb. > 18 may 2008
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I don't kiss 27 oct. 2007 > 20 jan. 2008 Cy Twombly Blooming, A Scattering of Blossoms and other Things 05 june > 14 oct. 2007 Let Us Render to Cézanne... 18 mar. > 20 may 2007
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Andres Serrano La part maudite 18 nov. 2006 > 11 feb. 2007 Figures de l'acteur The Actor's Paradox 08 july > 15 oct. 2006
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5 ans The Collection Lambert en Avignon 25 june 2005 > 30 may 2006 Theorema A private collection in Italy 05 feb. > 29 may 2005
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Sol LeWitt / Christian Marclay 30 oct. 2004 > 16 jan. 2005 Eijanaika! Yes Future! Post-20th century Japan 10 july > 10 oct. 2004 À Fripon Fripon et demi Pour une école buissonnière 21 feb. > 06 june 2004
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Salla Tykkä Happy days 25 oct. 2003 > 25 jan. 2004 Francis Alÿs The Prophet and the Fly 25 oct. 2003 > 25 jan. 2004 Coollustre 25 may > 28 sep. 2003 Rendez-Vous 4 25 jan. > 27 apr. 2003
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Photographier 01 june > 24 nov. 2002
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Rendez-Vous 3 16 dec. 2001 > 28 apr. 2002 Artists' Collections 01 july > 30 nov. 2001
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Rendez-Vous 2 01 dec. 2000 > 31 mar. 2001 Rendez-Vous 1 27 june > 01 oct. 2000
Une exposition du 40e anniversaire du Centre Pompidou
06 july > 05 nov. 2017

LA VIE SECRÈTE DES PLANTES

Anselm Kiefer, Wolfgang Laib, Joseph Beuys, Lothar Baumgarten

Anselm Kiefer, La vie secrète des plantes, 2001-2002, branchage, gesso, fil de fer, plomb, toile, 380 x 1500 cm, 6 éléments de 190 x 280cm 4 éléments de 190 x 330cm © Anselm Kiefer, (c) Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Philippe Migeat/Dist. RMN-GP
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Anselm Kiefer, La vie secrète des plantes, 2001-2002, branchage, gesso, fil de fer, plomb, toile, 380 x 1500 cm, 6 éléments de 190 x 280cm 4 éléments de 190 x 330cm © Anselm Kiefer, (c) Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Philippe Migeat/Dist. RMN-GP

As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for the Pompidou Centre, Lambert Collection is hosting one of the most iconic works by Anselm Kiefer, a major figure on the international art scene and the Lambert Collection.

 

In 2003, thanks to the generosity of Yvon Lambert, The Secret life of Plants, a monumental installation of 10 paintings on frames over which intermingle paint, branches, wire and lead sheeting, became part of the Pompidou Centre’s national collections. 

 

At a time when this Paris institution celebrated its 40th anniversary, it was only natural for the Lambert Collection to become involved with this anniversary project by exhibiting in the high-ceilinged room of its new spaces, the monumental work of this great German artist who Yvon Lambert helped get established in France, where he still lives and works, and whose work he champions in his Paris gallery. 

 

Some of Anselm Kiefer’s prestigious works from the collection’s stock have been included in this ensemble of major works, as well as works from other German artists, the most important figures in the contemporary art scene, taken from public and private collections: Joseph Beuys whose pupil was Anselm Kiefer, at the famous school Dusseldorf School as well as Lothar Baumgarten and Wolgang Laib for whom the artist has particular admiration to the point that he opened one of his famous wax corridors in his workshop/living space in Barjac in the south of France.

 

Through the sensitive dialogue initiated between the works of these artists, The Secret life of Plants alternately summons up History, ancient myths and the philosophies of the stars, and in a cosmogony that pays homage to the power of nature, the poetic relationship between the microcosm and the macrocosm unveils room by room, the secrets of a universe where magical and essential interactions between the earthly world and that of the stars unfolds. 

 

Austerity and profusion thus draw the contours of a relationship of man to nature and to his own essence where only the poetry of experience opens the way to a common reflection on existence.

 

“In 2017, the Centre Pompidou is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout France. To share the celebration with a wider audience, it will be presenting a completely new

programme of exhibitions, outstanding loans and various events throughout the year. 

Exhibitions, shows, concerts and meetings will be staged in 40 French cities in partnership with museums, contemporary art centres, performance halls, a festival, a key player in France’s cultural and artistic fabric and many more. 

At the crossroads of different disciplines, like the Centre Pompidou, this programme show the Centre Pompidou’s commitment, since its creation, side by side with the cultural institutions throughout France - essential players in the dissemination and development of art in our time.”