Bernard Tschumi Retrospective Exhibition Opens at the Centre Pompidou
28 April 2014

Categories: Inaugurations

Bernard Tschumi’s retrospective exhibition documenting 40 years of theoretical and built work opened on April 28, 2014 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The museum presents the first major retrospective of the work Bernard Tschumi in Europe. Working closely with the architect, the exhibition is to include nearly three hundred fifty drawings, sketches, collages and models, many of which are previously unseen and unpublished.

With exhibition design by the architect, the original works are supplemented by documents, artifacts, and films placing the work in cultural and historical context. Through built works and theoretical exercises, the exhibit explores the transformational process of an idea or concept in the evolution of an architectural project. The exhibition documents for the first time the Bernard Tschumi’s process as much as his finished works.

The exhibition highlights the three sections of Tschumi’s work, consisting of the architect as theorist, cultural prescriber, and builder. The work is developed thematically and chronologically through five thematic periods in the exhibition (space and event; program and superimposition; vectors and envelopes; concept, context, and content; and Concept-Form/'>concept-form).

The exhibition will be open to the public April 30 – July 28, 2014.